The irony in Bush's petulant bitchin' about pork attachments to warfunding ~<br><br><br>[color:blue] Bush requested an emergency appropriation of $92 billion for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and . . . hurricane recovery . . . the</font color=blue> [Republican controlled] [color:blue]Senate Appropriations Committee has loaded the measure with $14 billion in new spending, most unrelated to national security or hurricane recovery. Still not satisfied,</font color=blue> [Republican] [color:blue]Senators are now readying floor amendments to add as much as $10 billion more in spending, which would push the price tag to $24 billion above the President’s request.</font color=blue><br><br>The Heritage Foundation: April 17, 2006 ...Appropriations <br><br><br>This one didn't get vetoed. Go figure.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]Just push play ~ Theyre gonna bleep it anyway ~ </font color=blue><br><br>
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The same Congress that expanded federal government spending by 45 percent since 2001 and enacted the most expensive agriculture, education, Medicare, energy and highway (containing the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere") bills in American history is on the verge of adding another budget-busting boondoggle to its fiscal record.<p><hr></blockquote><p>While I'm NO fan of the Heritage Foundation<br>(The hawkish right-wing think-tank/piggy bank)<br>...that's a helluva find, there Missy. <br><br> <br><br>[color:white].</font color=white><br>
As much as I want our people outta that hell hole, I want them totally covered while they're still there. So I do worry a little that Reid's recent statements may be over-reaching a tad. But what really singes my BDVs is that the more each side accuses the other of politicizing the war, the more they ALL do it. Dems, Repubs, whatevah! <br><br>They have created such a friggin' mess — over there and back here — I don't see any happy ending whatsoever.<br><br>
it all comes back to the old Mathew Broderick/Alie Shedy movie... "WAR GAMES"<br><br>The only way to win, is not to play in the first place.<br><br>The whole thing was dead wrong from the outset**<br>and the Pin-Head STILL isn't getting that.<br><br>"Ya' fusked-up, George! Now just say 'OOPS!' ...and get out!"<br><br>(**BASED ON A LIE and FOUGHT FOR THE ENRICHMENT of a FEW<br>it took a while to prove it to a lot of good people that didn't want to<br>believe that someone would do somthing that heinous, or they could <br>be taken in by it... but now that they know, they want OUT ASAP! )<br><br>I heard him jerky smirking last nite about "What if the American<br>people had demanded that Roosevelt pull out of Europe in WWII!?!?"<br><br>I just wanted to throttle his dick headed neck screaming "JESIS KRITSE! <br>THAT'S SO FUSKING 'APPLES & ORANGES' IT AIN'T EVEN FUNNY!!!!!"<br><br>ummm.... it's getting increasingly difficult to sit through his speeches. <br>(~ without throwing my TV out the window ~)<br><br>[color:white].</font color=white><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Celandine on 04/04/07 12:39 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Because Bush doesn't have a problem spending other peoples money on a par a drunken sailor. He just has a problem with the timetable for withdrawal thing. Hence we won't see a veto on pork..... ever. They could load up $100bil in pork and he'd sign it.<br><br>What I don't get is how they classify Iraq or Afghanistan as "Emergency" appropriations. Haven't we been there long enough for it to figure into someone's planned budget. I know when I have a storm and it makes holes in the roof it comes under Emergency budget item in my household budget. But when the roof starts looking raggedy and obviously needs to be replaced then it falls under normal (planned) household budget.<br><br>I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
I think they put in under "Emergency" appropriations so that at the end of the year it's NOT counted in the deficit... they can spin that BS (.."ah the deficit was down to a meer $400 Billion this year...yada,yada,yada", - when it's actually $600-700 billion) and most average Joes don't see through it, or care to.<br><br>regardless we still have to pay for it... which is WHY I say get out NOW ! <br>we're wasting lives, money and time and the outcome will be the same !!<br><br>Ah but there is no limit on money, lives, or time for little Georgie's fscking EGO !! <br><br>David (OFI)
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