Sunday, September 25, 2005

Voting with their Pocketbook

Republicans always like to talk about their fiscal plan as essentially "letting people have more of the government's money so they can spend it as they see fit".

Now Bush is using $200 Billion plus of "the people's money" (and it will go up toward $300 Billion soon) to invade, blow up, kill, maim, and give lovely slogans to the people of Iraq.

And then, when tax dollars are not enough he asked for more. And the people have responded:

An extraordinary appeal to Americans from the Bush administration for money to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq has raised only $600 (£337), The Observer has learnt. Yet since the appeal was launched earlier this month, donations to rebuild New Orleans have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars.

Perhaps a good stiff drink or 30 will help him recover from that pimp-slap.

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