After Secret Trips, Cheney Emerges Into Daylight To Cut Funds To the Poor
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
I hope there is a baby Jesus who will do something about this! Cheney, our resident VP Vampire, sneaking home after sneaky trips to where we are spending over a billion dollars a week, killing Iraqis, comes home to cast the tiebreaking ballot on the budget that cuts funds that go only to Americans. Obviously, the plan is to spend all our money warmongering, eh? Kill Tiny Tim time!
The Republican-controlled Senate passed legislation to cut federal deficits by $39.7 billion on Wednesday by the narrowest of margins, 51-50, with Vice President Dick Cheney casting the deciding vote.Cut our military budget by 50% and we won't see budget deficits. Heck, cut the funds to Congress and cut Bush and Cheney's aircraft and ground support. Make them fly in regular planes like the peons. And make them walk in public and use public transportation.
The measure, the product of a year's labors by the White House and the GOP in Congress, imposes the first restraints in nearly a decade in federal benefit programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and student loans.
"This is the one vote you'll have this year to reduce the rate of growth of the federal government," said Sen. Judd Gregg (news, bio, voting record), R-N.H., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, in a final plea for passage.
After all, if they are so honking popular, why all the troops and security and scrubbing away all real Americans whenever these bubble boy toys?
Our imperial empire is tremendously expensive to run and protecting the world's most unpopular emperor is ruinously expensive. Of course, like all cruel despots, to make the appearance of being fiscally responsible, has to attack the poorest, the weakest people in the empire! As Bush drapes himself with gold and purple cloth lined with ermine, he is telling the poor to go beg at someone else's palace, he hasn't a dime to spare for them!
Far from being a scrooge, he is proligfate in spreading the cheer for his fellow courtiers. More tax cuts, more spending on pork projects, the sky is the limit on seeking loans for one thing after another! To hell with the poor! Let them go to Venezuela for heat, for food! Are there no workhouses there? Ship them out!
Reminds me, Great Britain, when a vast empire, did exactly that. And this is how large parts of America were colonized! From Scotland, from Ireland, from the teeming cities in England itself, they were herded aboard ships and removed to where the Crown, living in palaces, didn't have to see or hear them except when they revolted or rioted.
The French tried this, too. Still didn't stop revolutions and insurrections from happening. The Russian empire shipped out the poor and troublemakers to Siberia and still were annihilated in the end.
Maybe Americans are happy with this Brave New Chickenhawk World. All I know is, I am not. And everyone who isn't must let their voices be heard, don't we? This is going to be one long, hard winter and is the beginning of other, harder winters. We can't just sit here.
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