"Wrapping his budget in the flag and himself in a bomber jacket, President Bush has presented a vision of government that is heavy on guns, light on butter and chock-full of the old-time religion of tax cuts. ... The (budget) choices would be especially hard if it were butter for healthy children vs. guns for national safety. But that is a false choice. By freezing the tax cut for the rich, the federal government can provide enough guns and butter to keep us reasonably safe and healthy."
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch