Tucson Citizen: Bush budget shirks border responsibility

"Our Opinion: Bush budget shirks border responsibility":

Yes, drastic steps must be taken if the burgeoning federal budget is to be brought under control.

But the $2.6 trillion budget proposed this week by President Bush shirks a major responsibility of the federal government - the responsibility to control the border.

Instead of cutting costs, Bush has proposed that the costs be shifted - to the states, counties and cities along the U.S.-Mexico border. That is blatantly unfair to Arizona, to Pima County and to Tucson...