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)


Blogger Jason said...

Maybe you did not get the memo, but I think we are suppossed to be observing a period of unaccountability so that everyone can view Mr. Bush's world famous "firm resolve".

1:45 PM, September 01, 2005  
Blogger Jason said...

Okay the link does not link. Here is your Bush Administration at work:

"According to Drudge, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has recently enjoyed a little Broadway entertainment. And Page Six reports that she’s also working on her backhand with Monica Seles. So the Gulf Coast has gone all Mad Max, women are being raped in the Superdome, and Rice is enjoying a brief vacation in New York. We wish we were surprised.

What does surprise us: Just moments ago at the Ferragamo on 5th Avenue, Condoleeza Rice was seen spending several thousands of dollars on some nice, new shoes (we’ve confirmed this, so her new heels will surely get coverage from the WaPo’s Robin Givhan). A fellow shopper, unable to fathom the absurdity of Rice’s timing, went up to the Secretary and reportedly shouted, “How dare you shop for shoes while thousands are dying and homeless!” Never one to have her fashion choices questioned, Rice had security PHYSICALLY REMOVE the woman.

Angry Lady, whoever you are, we love you. You are a true American."

1:59 PM, September 01, 2005  

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