Mar 01, Senior Research Fellow. During his eight years in office, President Bush oversaw a large increase in government spending. In fact, President Bush increased government spending more than any of the six presidents preceding him, including LBJ. In his last term in office, President Bush increased discretionary outlays by an estimated treeclearance.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Sep 09, Jeb Bush, otherwise known as"Veto Corleone" in Florida, says he has the fiscal conservative track record to back up his. Feb 05, WASHINGTON (Feb. 4) - President Bush sent the nation's first-ever 3 trillion budget proposal to Congress on Monday, contending that the spending blueprint will fulfill his chief responsibility to keep America safe.
Photo Gallery Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP. May 03, Bush responded to the 9/11 attacks with the War on Terror, which raised military spending. The Bush tax cuts addressed the recession. Unfortunately, the cuts did not sunset when the recession was over, which depleted revenues during the recession.
GOP calls for deeper spending cuts than Bush will propose. Jan 31st, President Bush answers a reporter's question after meeting with economists in the White House. Bush's budget is under fire from Republicans concerned about overspending. View 1 photos for 6 Bush Hill Rd, Ipswich, MA a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1, Sq. Ft. single family home built in Jun 19, Most of the time when you hear Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) speak, he is talking about wasteful government spending.
He isn't the first person to take note of"pork barrel" projects - a phrase that originated during the Civil War to describe frivolous spending by members of Congress to benefit their own constituents to help ensure re-election. But Coburn may be the last person trying to do.