Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The America We Deserve, pt. 37 (or is this pt. 38?)

This is the lead story in today's paper. The headline reads, "How Bush wants to spend $2.9 trillion." I'm sure it's basically the same story running in paper's across the nation today.

In it we learn, "President Bush proposed deep cuts to federal health-care, education and transportation programs, searching for new money in the federal budget to pay for increasingly costly defense programs and the war in Iraq."

The article went on to say the president's budget "calls for saving $100 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments, and for limiting eligibility in the State Children's Health Insurance Program...as the nation spends $141.7 billion next year on fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Gee, I'm surprised at the insouciance of the press and the audacity of the administration in that Bush seems to be saying, "Fuck the elderly and fuck the infirm. Screw the poor, the uninsured, and the children.

I don't expect there'll be any outrage in the MSM at forgoing things like healthcare, education and aid to those in need to build bombs that'll kill people and boost the profits of the military-industrial complex.

We're spending hundreds of billions in a war on terrorism that's buying us more and more terrorists to plot against us from without while the terrorists in Washington, D.C. are terrorizing us from within. And it's coming at a cost we can ill afford.

Is it to late to regain the nation Americans deserve? Maybe. Or, just maybe we already have it.

3 comments:

azgoddess said...

"The New Colossus," by Emma Lazarus, written for and inscribed on the base of the statue of liberty. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; send these, the homeless tempest-tossed, to me; I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

and sadly to say -- that door is not longer us!

enigma4ever said...

the golden door was locked a long time ago- in January 2001....and it has never been the same...BUT....
I believe that WE the People have the key.....

D.K. Raed said...

So today I had to listen to FUX NEWS in our bank's lobby, the postoffice line, and while touring fitness clubs where (you guessed it) all TV's are turned to FUX. The final assault was passing a news kiosk displaying the headline in our local paper "Bush asks for $2.9T" ... which of course is just the opening bid since we all know he loves his supplementals.

It's one thing to talk about reducing govt programs in order to reduce govt period, but the sole beneficiary of these reductions seems to be the prosecution of a war that americans do not support period. ~~ D.K.