What’s Another $2.9 Tril?

Budget stories are not exciting. But you should read them.

Bush sent his budget to Congress . His proposal sends another $245 billion to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but puts the hurt on health care and other domestic dollars going to things like education and environment.

This will help us with the deficit, he says. Medicare and Medicaid would hemorrhage $96 billion over five years.

Someone asked the president whether a projected drop-off in in war spending meant he had a timetable for the war’s end. He said, basically, no.