This is the most telling paragraph in the whole thing, and why I believe we're about to have a Democratic dynasty, where we could run a dinner plate...much like the Republicans ran in the two Bushes, and still rule the nation:
The public's view of the nation's direction has grown increasingly negative as well, with nearly two-thirds now saying the country is heading down the wrong track.
Two thirds. 66%. All Dean has to do now is start articulating a vision for America. Starting with helping the poor, again.
More bad news for conservatives....
WASHINGTON - Even before the cost of Hurricane Katrina is added to the federal ledger, a Congressional Budget Office study commissioned by Democrats predicts President Bush will fail to keep his promise to cut the deficit in half by the time he leaves office.
The study by the nonpartisan CBO assumes that Congress will heed Bush's call for new tax cuts and for making those passed in 2001 and 2003 permanent. It also assumes a big slowdown in spending on the Iraq war, tight caps on domestic agency budgets and new individual Social Security accounts.
BEFORE the costs of Katrina are added to the budget...before....but to quote further to the glaring statistic...
By 2015, the deficit would hit $640 billion under CBO's study.
That would make the budget deficit at about 6.5% of the GDP, which no nation in the Western world has ever had to contend with. Look out folks, this is going to be really nasty, and people will die from the neglect this administration has foisted upon us.
Thoughts? The pool is open....