Here's to Your HealthCommentary by Pete du Pont
February 20, 2002
Despite the war, President Bush hasn't forgotten about domestic policy. Indeed, he's been working the war against terrorism into his discussions of many domestic-policy areas. Because the war has affected the economy, the president has tied it to his calls for permanent tax cuts to more rapidly grow the economy, create the jobs people need to prosper, and generate the increased revenues government needs to fight the war. He has also incongruously tied the war to agricultural policy, declaring massive increases in farm subsidies to be a part of the war effort: "It's in our national security interests that we be able to feed ourselves."