Bush vows veto of Medicare drug-price negotiations - MarketWatch

Posted: 1/12/2007 by Floyd in Labels: ,
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President Bush takes a swing at seniors and vowing to veto legislation designed to negotiate lower drug prices from the big producers. The legislation allows the Health and human Services Department to negotiate lower drug prices on a variety of drugs that benefit seniors and other Americans as well, the president is standing firm against the seniors as well as middle America and the poor.
Also in his speech of last night he proposed nothing more than an escalation of the war in Iraq and threats to others involved in supplying arms to the country, such as Syria and Iran. Nothing but more of the same with a to little to late agenda, thinking inside the box these brigades will be in fluxed into Baghdad and claiming they can hold the ground we gain there. A lot of generals have spoken their peace lately against this ill gotten plan only to find their self being replaced and others are being brought in who share the same agenda as the higher ups do, namely the Bush administration.

Senator Hagel; Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska described the move as "the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam, if it's carried out."

Meanwhile, a top US official yesterday said none of the al-Qaida suspects believed to be hiding in Somalia died in a US airstrike this week.

A day earlier, a Somali official said a US intelligence report had referred to the death of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of the three senior al-Qaida members blamed for the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

But the US official in Kenya said Ethiopian troops and US special forces were still pursuing the three suspects in southern Somalia.

More big changes are on the way for the military, the pentagon is abandoning the active duty time for the citizen soldier. In other words, a citizen-soldier could be mobilized for a 24-month stretch in Iraq or Afghanistan, then demobilized and allowed to return to civilian life, only to be mobilized a second time for as much as an additional 24 months. In practice, Pace said, the Pentagon intends to limit all future mobilizations to 12 months.

It is just the way it looks they are going to drag out this war as long as possible, they being Bush and company. Instead of talking to the surrounding area as the Iraq Study Group has stated, we are issuing idle threats toward the neighbors of Iraq. I know Congress can't do a lot but I expect them to do everything in their power to not escalate this war farther than it is right now. I agree with Senator Hagel this is by far the worst blunder since Vietnam.
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3 comments:

  1. Jim says:

    I find it impossible to conceive of anything that Bush has done right.Not one fucking thing.

    Even when he rams through a bill that's supposed to help ordinary citizens, he has managed to pay off his base.Pure cash.

  1. Jim says:

    Floyd, here's a extra tidbit you might want to check out at Firedoglake. Apparently FEMA has lost 22 Billion dollars somewhere in their accounts - and that's more than we spend on Homeland Security !

    http://www.firedoglake.com/2007/01/13/lhps-homeland-security-draft/

  1. Floyd says:

    Lost or laundered? Thanks for the heads up on this Jim, I heard something to the effect that one of the channels were reconstruction after Katrina were being sent had misplaced another $10 billion.

    I heard there is supposed to be a panel set up to investigate this so called waste, and we realize that in Bush's speech the war would be escalated, companies are making a bloody fortune off it.

    Two ways we lose in Iraq, death of our soldiers and paying for the mess, because we all realize we will be paying for this mess for decades to come.