Tuesday, November 13, 2007

PS: Followup to Veteran's Day Weekend Posts:
Cost of the War to Your Household...

President Bush is now on a veto spree, after six years of almost no vetoes. He's mounting it as a 'budget war' --
  • "The Congress now sitting in Washington holds this philosophy," Bush says about his latest veto. "Their majority was elected on a pledge of fiscal responsibility, but so far it is acting like a teenager with a new credit card."

  • Who does he think he's fooling? After squandering the greatest surplus any US President ever entered office with, after racking up the largest debt in US history, after spending more than every previous US President combined, he's demanding more $$ almost monthly for his wars while attacking Congressional spending over domestic needs and spending. I wish Congress would slide that jumbo credit card up his ass, on-edge, lengthwise.

  • With the cost of the Iraq War now over $1.7 trillion, it's now estimated to be costing $20,000 to
  • $43,000 per US household (I'm not sure what the variables are in those computations, but here ya go).
  • The cost in lives -- 1.2 million and counting.

  • The President now sitting in Washington holds this philosophy. He was elected on a pledge of fiscal responsibility and upholding our Constitution, but so far he is acting like a coked-to-the-gills drunken Fundamentalist neo-fascist teenager with a hankering for blood, a craving for infinite power, a taste for torture and appetite for voyeurism, a hard-on for creating Armageddon with a bottomless armory, an army, air force, and marine corps, no rational restraints and no spending limit in sight.

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    Followup to Veteran's Day Weekend Post...

  • While I'm as disgusted as anyone about the complete inertia of the Congress in anything to due with the wars, Veterans, and anything contrary to the will of President Bush,
  • my gorge was in my throat this weekend every time I hear Bush's churlish bullshit.

    Bush willfully politicized Veteran's Day in a manner worthy of Karl Rove's reign (still working behind the scenes, perhaps?), spinning reality with his usual deceptive guile. No wonder the bile rises.
  • This is the article that popped up in our local paper, The Valley News, this Sunday, putting lie to Bush's opportunistic jabs at Democrats as part of his Veteran's Day speeches.
  • Note: "Congress has never delivered to Bush a veterans affairs spending bill by Veterans Day, even when Capitol Hill was run by Republicans...." Never.

    Read on, there's more.

    There is no shame....

  • Bridgett posted this link on the comment threads to my Sunday post -- for a thorough overview of the shockwaves to come from President Bush's and the GOP's disastrous domestic fiscal policies and rampant spending and borrowing, read "The Economic Consequences of Mr. Bush" by Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz in the current issue of Vanity Fair.

  • Give it a read -- essential reading, really. Thanks, Bridgett!

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