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The Senate Continues To Cut Domestic Programs Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Budget cuts are being made this week to pay for the administration's war machine. The Washington Post ran an AP story discussing where various programs are being cut. They've even proposed pulling $1 bill from the the food stamp program. They're couldn't get any extra assistance for the poor to help heat their homes in the face of rising energy costs. So they're going to make people choose between heating their homes and eating in the winter. Delightful.

NONE of those senators or congressman will take a hit and help people to eat and stay warm this winter. The Democrats are no better than the Republicans. They're cutting the budget to pay for the Republican War Machine. They say it's Katrina and Rita assistance but that's a load of bull. If the administration hadn't started the war and wasted tons of money doing BS on the "WAR ON TERROR" then we wouldn't have this problem. The Bush administration. The problem is, not even the true conservatives like Bush because he's nothing remotely close to a fiscal conservative. He's rivaled FDR in massive deficit spending. FDR had a depression and a REAL war to fight. What's George's excuse?

posted by Stithmeister @ 11:57 PM

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At 8:09 AM, Blogger Cynicus said...
Let us not forget Alaska politicos Stevens and Young and their $458 million "Bridges to Nowhere".

Upon hearing of the perfectly good idea to stop construction of a federal highway bridge to an island of Alaska (population 50 - but Stevens' mother owns property there that would appreciate greatly if the bridge was built) and use the money to help the many thousands affected by Katrina -

Senator Ted Stephens threatened to resign from the Senate if they so "discriminated against Alaska".

The bridges are still being built. Public moneys spent for largely private benefit, while larger, national interests suffer and working programs are cut. Loot the Treasury of all you can while you can, and while the world still values the dollar.

Good call, Senator Stephens. Many would have been afraid to pitch a tantrum on the Senate floor, afraid of how it would look to America and the world. But you read them just right, Senator. They are more afraid of slapping down a grown man acting like a four year old than they are afraid of failing to reperesent the real interests of the country. You were right, congratulations.

Now, to the rest of us: how can we get our own amoral Treasury-plunderers into the govn't to steal some for us?

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At 12:06 PM, Anonymous greymagius said...
Cynicus, what you're missing is that Stevens is on one of the pork barrel approval committes. What hereally threatened was to shoot down the other guys pork-barrels...

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At 1:27 PM, Blogger Cynicus said...
Oh, i knew that. That, his undercurrent and/or 'in private' message, was a good, old-fashioned threat.

It was the PUBLIC statement/message, "I'll resign", gonna-take-my-ball-and-go-home whingeing tantrum that turns a mere wasteful looting of my tax revenues into a personal insult.

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