I concur with the Medicare statement. From there, it becomes a question of methodology and priorities.
Education is vitally important. But, does that mean the government should allocate more money towards that particular area of the budget, or does the education system itself need to be overhauled? In business, when a critical area is underperforming, a hybrid approach is usually taken: allocate a little more money to bring in a better management staff, and, for the love of god, MANAGE.
I'm not for one second going to pretend to be knowledgeable enough to offer my own solution to the education problem, but it definitely needs to be fixed.
And as for the rest of the budget... too much fluff, not enough substance.
While I disagree with several of Bush's statements last night, I was disgusted to hear that a lot of the Dems stood and applauded when Bush mentioned that his Social Security reforms were not implemented.