Tuesday, February 03, 2004

NY Times Headlines

Every morning I get an e-mail with today's headlines from the NY Times. This morning, all the Blog fodder I needed was there, almost in sequential order.

1. Bush Bets America Agrees With His Fiscal Priorities
"The president is betting that voters will care far more about protecting the nation than about cuts to popular programs."
I say: If he were protecting the nation, maybe. But getting us into a war, not finding Bin Laden, and spending half the security budget lining Halliburton's pockets isn't protecting anyone but his cronies. Popular programs are popular for a reason, idiot. Cutting them won't be popular.

2. Army Study of Iraq War Details a 'Morass' of Supply Shortages
"Logistics problems, which senior Army officials played down at the time, were much worse than have been previously reported."
I say: Going to war with Iraq wasn't about logistics or planning. It was about Bush creating fast profits for the U.S. military industrial complex who lined his pockets, with no regard for facts. Iraq was not allied with Bin Laden and they did not pose an imminent threat to us. He lied to get us there now he's lying about protecting us.
Bush has shown utter disregard for the consequences of all his decisions, to the tune of a $560 billion deficit, and counting. We need protection, all right, protection from HIM.

3. Companies Limit Health Coverage of Many Retirees
"In the past two years, many big employers have unleashed a new wave of cutbacks in company-paid health benefits for retirees."
I say: With baby boomers facing the medical consequences of aging, THIS ISSUE should be a top priority for Bush. It isn't. He couldn't even hazard an accurate guess on what his Medicare plans would cost. Why? Because he obviously doesn't care, and nobody's forcing him to be accountable.

4. "This is not a time for on the job training in the White House for national security issues."
I say: Amen.

Folks, Bush has never actually had a job he wasn't handed.
He's never had to balance a budget, he's never seen anything to completion, not even his Viet Nam-avoiding stint in the Texas Air National Guard. He's been using 9/11 and fear tactics to screw us out of basics no president has ever rivaled. He's dishonest, he passes the buck, he allows Dick Cheney to rule in seclusion so he doesn't have to face inquiries as to his Halliburton schemes to defraud the taxpayers, he's smug, he's dumb and he's evil.
This is a spoiled, dry drunk, frat boy with no allegiance to anyone but the rich. The same rich people have enabled him to sail through his life, without accountability or remorse.

Name ONE program he's initiated that has helped you as an American taxpayer.
Go on, I dare you.

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