But fear not, they say, in hopes you'll believe them. The deficit will be as low as $170B by 2009...if. If no new tax cuts are enacted and spending grows only at the rate of inflation. And if you believe that one, I've got a nice bridge I'd like to talk to you about. Because, you see, they've already blown that out. Neither the Medicare deal nor the $87B for Iraq would be allowed under that scheme. And they're planning on extending tax cuts that are currently scheduled to expire -- again, not allowed. Bush would like to revise the alternative minimum tax to prevent middle income earners from having to pay it -- again, not allowed. And there's the spending contained in the energy bill, already passed but again...aw, you know.