The way President Bush detailed the programs to be used to help out the Katrina Hurricane victims were all the way Republicans have tried to address certain issues.
So, in one way I don't see why conservatives are not happy. Bush wants to use government to address ills in the way Republicans want to use government, not the way Democrats want to use the government.
The costs associated with the programs?
Who cares about the costs?
After all, look at the amount of pork in the current highway spending.