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Monday, February 05, 2007
Senate Budget chairman calls Bush's budget "disconnected from reality."
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Kent Conrad, the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, sharply criticized President Bush's $2.9 Trillion budget proposal Monday, calling it "disconnected from reality."

"This administration has the worst fiscal record in history, and this budget does nothing to change that," The North Dakota Democrat said in a statement.

"It clings to the same misguided policies: costly tax cuts that primarily benefit the wealthiest, cuts in domestic priorities, and more fiscal irresponsibility."

After submitting the budget to Congress, Bush said after meeting with his cabinet Monday that the economy was "strong" and called for a balanced budged within five years.

"Our economy is strong because of good policy, because the entrepreneur spirit is strong," Bush said.

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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