Slip Sliding Away
Last time I visited Canada, my American dollar was worth about 1.60 loonies.
My sister just returned from Banff and when I asked her how she liked that extraordinary exchange rate, she said she got the impression the Canadian dollar was worth more than the U.S. buck.
The exchange rate has slipped from $1USD to $1.25 CAD.
The lowest octane gasoline in America is now hovering at $2 a gallon. In oil-rich Texas.
My utility and water bills both have risen dramatically in the last year.
Our government is borrowing from Communist China and Japan to finance Bush's record deficit.
Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan has warned of the dire consequences of such deficit spending.
As of today, Bush has spent $171,300,000+ on the war in Iraq.
He has no exit strategy.
More than 1,500 American souls have been lost in the war, and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives lost to date.
Iraqi prisoners have been tortured and murdered by American guards.
Bin Laden is still at large and the Bush regime continues to enjoy a cordial relationship with Saudi Arabia, the Home of the 911 Terrorists.
The chief architect of the Iraqi boondoggle, Paul Wolfowitz, has been promoted to leader of the World Bank.
Rep. Tom DeLay, the head of the GOP majority in the Congress, has been under enormous scrutiny for his wide assortment of criminal activities. Rules have been changed in Congress to accommodate the sheer weight of the charges, allowing him to stay in office regardless of what happens next, short of conviction.
So...what is Bush focused on these days?
A woman on a feeding tube in Florida.
Baseball players shooting performance enhancing drugs into their glutes.