Thursday, September 01, 2005

Republican Prefer Private Largess to Public Investment

Who says that decisions made in Washington don't matter?
This summer, the Republicans passed a shameful energy bill loaded with public money for private purposes, including this $1.5 billion boondoggle inserted at the last minute by Tom DeLay. As Echidne points out, last year the Republicans cut funding for the levees that protect New Orleans from the waters surrounding the city.
Now some may believe that oil companies deserve public funds more that the people of New Orleans, but if you don't agree, then it's time to hold these people accountable.
(Photo: Reuters/Pool/Vincent Laforet)


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