Letter to the Editor

Budget plan not very compassionate

Thursday, March 24, 2005

To the editor;

Under the radar of the media, the Bush administration is pushing a budget that increases the deficit by $400 billion while slashing funds for education. Of course the wealthy and corporations are protected, and the shrinking middle class and poor carry increasing burdens. Where is the compassion in the compassionate conservative? The phrase seems to be an oxymoron.

PAMELA HEARN, Cape Girardeau