August 30, 2007

Another 50 Bn? And your choice of AG? Not so much...

That stupid pig farmer is asking for another massive dose of funding to continue his party's colossal disaster known as the Iraqi Invasion, or less popularly, as Cheney's Bad.

The request -- which would come on top of about $460 billion in the fiscal 2008 defense budget and $147 billion in a pending supplemental bill to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq -- is expected to be announced after congressional hearings scheduled for mid-September featuring the two top U.S. officials in Iraq. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker will assess the state of the war and the effect of the new strategy the U.S. military has pursued this year.

Let me get this straight (laugh it up, losers)... you want to spend more than $650 BILLION on 'defense and your wars' but we can't find the money for CHIP? Or the money to fix our crumbling infrastructure here at home? Come on. The reality is that if we don't do something now to improve the lives of all Americans, winning the war on terror will be meaningless since the entire country will be stuck in traffic, dying of some curable disease that they couldn't get treated because of a lack of health insurance.

Current estimates of infrastructure repairs and improvements NATIONWIDE amount to $700 BN over 10 years. Toss in another $50 BN and you can fund expansion of CHIP for more than 5 years as well. That money would directly and indirectly improve the economy and the lives of ordinary Americans for DECADES and create a massive economic expansion.

Instead, Bush wants to spend it on a war he can't win because he's not fighting it right. Give me $70 BN. I'll win the war on terror in two years. Bush is annually asking for 10 TIMES that and can't get the job done.

Priorities, George... priorities.

On top of his spendthrift request, we also have him demanding his own AG nominee...

Democratic Senate leaders have called on the White House to consult them closely during the selection process, but administration officials warned yesterday that the president intends to nominate an attorney general who agrees with his policies. "It is the president's prerogative to appoint someone who shares his views," a senior administration official said.

I don't care HOW good the candidate, if they don't say "I unequivocally support the Constitution of the United States, especially in matters where it is in conflict with the Executive Branch and I will faithfully cooperated with ALL Congressional Oversight activities" then turn them down. The United States can not afford another Bush crony in such an important office.That, and it's time to put dickhead in his place.

Posted by mcblogger at August 30, 2007 08:50 AM

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