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Porkbusters!

September 19, 2005 8:10 PM

How long did that take? We now have an online pork database!

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Dave E.:

Pork here, another Billion missing in Iraq...all in a day's work for the GOP visionaries.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1573954,00.html

How can anybody trust these goons and their dreadful judgment anymore? And they talk about their solemn duty to protect the American people and their interests?

Puh-leeze.

To any rational conservatives with any sense left: run away. As fast as you can.

Tue Sep 20 2005 3:55 PM


Sphagnum:

Good luck actually getting any Congressman to give up pet-spending projects...

What the Fed. gov't really needs is Bush to step up to the plate and call for spending reductions, like his did in his Katrina address, but keep on it. Push for spending reductions until they actually happen, not just in passing

Tue Sep 20 2005 7:52 PM


Dave E.:

"What the Fed. gov't really needs is Bush to step up to the plate and call for spending reductions, like his did in his Katrina address, but keep on it. Push for spending reductions until they actually happen, not just in passing"

OK. Please correct me if my translation of this clunky post is wrong, but I'm thinking you argue for Bush to commit to spending cuts.

Firstly, his Katrina address to the nation marked a huge agenda for unprecedented spending. And not the way I'd like to see tax $ spent, but spent nonetheless. And the government grows.

So, now that the Katrina address translation is disposed of, there has never been any serious data to indicate Bush is trying to shrink government. This administration's spending is unprecedented. You can say he's been handcuffed, but the whole clan has had not only a blank check, but carte blanche to mold/shape the government and its going forward plan after 9/11. Chalk that up for a win for the idealogues and massive business interests.

And the middle class continues to wane, wither and atrophy. Pick an adjective. Bush and his policies, knowing intent or not be damned, are steering this nation into the side of a mountain.

Wed Sep 21 2005 4:02 AM


Tom from Madison:

Dave E. is right on.

Bush keeps giving huge contracts to the same private contractors: Haliburton, Bechtel, etc. Taxpayers are being ripped off as he repeatedly suspends normal contracting regulations in the name of efficency. This is how billions of $ were unaccounted for in Iraq. This is a sham.

What we need is responsible federal spending to re-build and more fedreal resources directed at solving the probelm. Bush should start by restoring the cuts to projects like levee strengthening.

He also needs to admit that it's time to raise taxes. The wealthy need to make sacrifices too. Our current course will make future generations pay for our current wasting of taxpayer $.

Wed Sep 21 2005 10:03 AM


spurwing plover:

The people of New Orleans and elsewhere have the hurricanes and they make a disaster releif ladden with so much pork it oinks

Fri Sep 23 2005 9:38 PM


Tom from Madison:

Bush isn't proposing to give the pork to the people of New Orleans. Rather he's using Katrina as an excuse to give more contracts to the likes of Haliburton.

We need W and his cabal out of power ASAP. Every disaster becomes an excuse for this president to line the pocket of his cronies. America deserves better.

Mon Sep 26 2005 11:53 PM


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