Thursday, September 15, 2005
The drug-addled kleptocrats who run this country are at it again. Matt provides us with the above chart, which shows that during the Clinton administration increases in government spending were mostly flat. I think we can safely put the "tax and spend Democrat" meme to bed with a glass of warm milk.
Now, according to the WaPot, those with their itchy hands on the taxpayer MasterCard are getting ready to pump more money into whitewashing the priceless Bush image (in the guise of rebuilding New Orleans) that will cost more in the next year than the pricetag for the entire Iraq war to date.
Think about that for a minute.
Then think about the fact that the political operative in charge of Operation Save the Idiot will be Karl Rove, who will now be able to secure for himself an awful lot of political insulation by acting as doorman to an orgy of graft, corruption and blind greed that will make Paul Bremer and the CPA look like pikers in comparison.
I told my friend Mike last night that despite the fact that people were still dying of thirst and starvation in the Convention Center, Halliburton got its first no-bid contract to rebuild New Orleans on Thursday after the storm hit. It only took Bush six more days to suspend the prevailing wage law, which says government contractors must pay a "prevailing wage" to those they employ, insuring that Halliburton would be able to reap windfall profits on the backs of those who have to trudge through the shit and the dead bodies to clean up the wreckage of Preznit Never Responsible -- which they can now legally do for less than $9 an hour.
I don't think Mike believed me. I think he felt, like many people do, that if something that ugly was happening he would've heard about it. From somewhere. Anywhere.
Meanwhile, this is nowhere to be found on the front page of Newsweek, who are all adither with Britney's new baby and can't spare the space. For those who feel their lives will be rendered bereft of meaning without the news flash: it's a boy.
We now return you to our regular reality-based programming.