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01/31/04 - White House

Bush Says his Budget will Show Compassion, Fiscal Responsibility

President Bush says his 2005 budget will show compassion and fiscal responsibility.

In his weekly radio address, he says his budget includes "the resources necessary to win the war on terror and protect our homeland." It also calls for pay increases for the military, money for fighting AIDS in poor countries and a boost in the FBI's budget.

He also says the government will be "responsible with the people's money by cutting the deficit in half over five years."

Bush plans to send Congress an election-year budget exceeding two-point-three trillion dollars on Monday.

Democrats say his policies have wounded the economy and prompted sky-high federal deficits.

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