Richardson campaigned in Iowa Thursday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson blasted the Bush administration’s economic policies at a campaign event Thursday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
"Frankly, the President is acting like a spoiled teenager who crashes the family car and then hopes no one will notice. Well, Mr. President, we have noticed,” said the New Mexico governor. “My friends, it's time we take our future back.”
He added that the Bush tax cuts “have cost $1.1 trillion dollars, and resulted in the worst record of job creation since Herbert Hoover. In the 1980s, President Reagan liked to talk about the ‘welfare queen’ who bilked the government out of $8,000 dollars. Well, we've got welfare queens today - they're called Halliburton and Exxon/Mobil."
Richardson also outlined his own economic and education proposals, including his support of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, his “Apollo program” for renewable energy, bolstering math and science education, and various tax credits.
- From CNN Contributor Ebonne Ruffins