Bush Cries Foul?

Posted: 11/22/2007 by Floyd in Labels: ,
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I was reading a story over at the S.F Chronicle, an opinion by Robert Scheer talking about Ron Paul and his opposition to the war effort and pointing out and putting into perspective just what kind of money we are talking about here. Ron pointed out that the money could have paid for lots of things in the way of domestic issues and the infrastructure of our 'own country.'Money could have paid for a lot of things we could have used here at home. As Paul points out, for what the Iraq war costs, we could present each family of four a check for $46,000 - which exceeds the $43,000 median household income in his Texas district. He asks: "What about the impact of those costs on education, the very thing that so often helps to increase earnings? $46,000 would cover 90 percent of the tuition costs to attend a four-year public university in Texas for both children in that family of four. But, instead of sending kids to college, too often we're sending them to Iraq, where the best news in a long time is they aren't killing our men and women as fast as they were last month."

Just recently Bush vetoed a bill that could help 10 million children of middle-class Americans and more recent the education bill that would help our young people, but yet now when Congress, let me restate that, the Democratic Congress wants some kind of accountability on this run-away spending and funding of these wars and want to focus more on an exit plan and training of Iraqis and every American out there knows how this has gone, well in the light of this Bush cries 'foul'.

This is not the first time Congress has asked for some kind of accountability and has been met with school yard tactics, it is high time that Congress says 'the buck stops here' and we won't let our country go down the drain to save someones ego. The middle-class have seen time and again the issues that face our country and dare I say even our children that are taking a back seat just because we want to erect more 20 foot walls in Baghdad.

Approval of the funding failed when Democrats blocked a Republican bill that would have allocated $70 billion to the war without conditions. Read that carefully no conditions and no accountability for anything, now they expect the Dems to go along with this while they vote down domestic issues for our own country in the SCHIP and education bill. See when we look at the facts we can understand this a little better Bush and his cronies do not want bipartisanship, they only use that word when it suits their own agenda.
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10 comments:

  1. Hi Flod, I'm just making my rounds to the site that I frequent.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and remember to be safe!

  1. Floyd says:

    Hello Let's Talk and I also hope you and yours enjoy a very good dinner today, thanks for dropping by.

  1. Larry says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Floyd.

  1. Floyd says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Larry I have ate too much today, delicious Turkey,Potato Salad,Dressing,Chocolate Pie,salad,mashed potatoes and gravy and lots of cake,,yum,yum.

    Hope all had a wonderful day out there and were all with family and friends, hope all our troops who are not able to be with family had a great day to..:)

  1. Beth says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, my friend. And I love your new look! I'm in a good mood right now, pleasantly full of food, and mentioning that person in The White House (the "B" word, Bush) would just upset me.

    Take care, Beth

  1. Floyd says:

    Hey Beth glad you like it kind of cleaned it up a little with this template, I am glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving one thing is for sure I enjoy all the food and am glad to hear you also enjoyed yours, now tomorrow we have to get up early but I won't be doing to much shopping this year,,I have to save money to buy gas,,LOL.:D

  1. We all know that we have Bush to thank for the falling of the dollar compared to the euro and the yen.

    If he continues to spend and borrow from China, Japan and other countries and not out a stop to these tax breaks, we are in for a world of trouble.

  1. Larry says:

    Either Bush is a complete screwup or he is in the middle of a master plan to destroy the economy, and bring the masses to their knees in desperation.

    I vote for the latter.

  1. Floyd says:

    Hello Let's Talk and Larry, I kind of lean toward the later also. He acts to me like a child, I mean the minute he don't get his way he is ready to take the ball and go home. I think the photo says it all,LOL.

  1. Floyd says:

    I agree with Congress on this, they should not put one more dime in this mess. But they are not saying that, they are asking for a time line to maybe redeploy a lot of troops by the end of '08, but there is more to it than that; They are not allocating all the troops leave there will be advisor's and training of the Iraqi Army in tact for years, the main-stream news is not telling the whole story here and neither is the administration, of course this is no surprise.

    What basically the administration and it's cronies want is an up-ended money stream with no questions asked while the homeland suffers, this is basically what they want, you already saw first hand how many got on board to help the middle-class.