Thursday, February 02, 2006

Yet Another Anti-Bush Screed

The most disgusting moment in the State Of The Union address Tuesday was when Bush announced he was cutting some $40 billion out of the budget, saying the programs were not performing efficiently or some equally Orwellian phrase employed by his conscience-less speechifyers. Of course, these were cuts in Medicaid and student loans and crop subsidies and other non-essential services. After all, we have to make those tax cuts for the very wealthy permanent.
The Bush administration inherited a record surplus and systematically and methodically proceeded with their strategy to starve the beast (, government being the beast, until you could flush what’s left down the tub. Not my words, but their own words. Grover Norquist ( is one of the bigger villains in the picture.
This Bush Crime Family is made up of over-privileged white men, with a few token exceptions, who got every break in the book, took advantage of corporate welfare at every turn, who see government as the enemy even as they benefit obscenely from its largesse. They see a helping hand as a handout, and if it doesn’t benefit them or their contributors they’re just not interested. The Republicans of course are the party who revere Jesus enough that he is part of every campaign, yet who is left to fight for the poor and the sick and the old after these budget cuts go into effect?
Our Leader also spoke of funding the search for alternative energy. Is there any doubt that the money allocated for this will eventually end up in the hands of Big Oil in the form of Department of Energy research subsidies?
One last thing. Let’s look up fascism in the dictionary. Okay, here's the definition: "A philosophy or system of government that advocates or exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with an ideology of belligerent nationalism.”
Does that sound familiar?

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