September 29, 2008

So The House Bill Failed

Now maybe the Democrats can muster enough of a progressive attempt to truly insulate taxpayers from rescuing a bunch of money grubbing spoiled babies who pretty much got all the deregulatory green lights they wanted... for decades – BUT DON'T COUNT ON IT! The House last Wednesday agreed to allocate, according to September 24, 2008 NY Times article, “$612 billion for national defense programs in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1” with $68 billion set aside for “operations in Iraq and Afghanistan over the next few months and would provide a 3.9 percent pay increase for military personnel, half a percentage point more than Mr. Bush requested.” The bill passed 392-39 – and went through without a murmur from anyone! Check out Chalmers Johnson piece in who wrote, "if we cannot cut back our longstanding ever increasing military spending in a major way, then the bankruptcy of the United States is inevitable."

So who the fuck are we kidding? This is NOT a functioning two-party political system but one corporate plutocracy with a bunch of bullying fascist pigs just waiting in the wings to declare martial law to save the day.

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