Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fred Thompson Criticizes US Spending

Thompson criticizes US spending

Posted: Jan 16, 2008 12:59 PM

Updated: Jan 16, 2008 12:59 PM

LAURENS, SC (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson says US spending on programs like Medicare and welfare puts could lead to the same financial problems that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The former Tennessee senator said in Laurens Wednesday that demands for programs that pay for health care, welfare and social security will take up the entire budget within 30 years.

Thompson says the spending pattern can not be sustained.

Thompson points out a different person has won the three states decided so far, Iowa, New Hampshire and Michigan. He says he thinks there will be a different winner in South Carolina on Saturday. He hopes it will be him.

Thompson says he would get tough on illegal immigration by tightening the border and eliminating incentives for illegal immigrants. [source]

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