This is George Bush’s accountability moment. That’s why I’m here. The mainstream media aren’t holding him accountable. Neither is Congress. So I’m not leaving Crawford until he’s held accountable. - Cindy Sheehan

There are things worth fighting for. And there are even some worth dying for. But Iraq is not one of them. - James Moore

Marriage is love.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Larger Shame

Nicholas Kristof's op ed in the New York Times via my brother. Thanks, Johnny.

"It's not just that funds may have gone to Iraq rather than to the levees in New Orleans; it's also that money went to tax cuts for the wealthiest rather than vaccinations for children."

The number of poor has risen 17% under Bush's compassionate conservatism. Infant mortality has risen for the first time since 1958. Nearly 30% of children in this country were without health insurance for some period of time during the last year. Our immunization rate for measles and polio is lower than that of 80 other countries. This in a country in which the ruling class is fighting like starving dogs over a bone to permanently repeal the f&$king estate tax.

This is criminal. And the Democratic leadership is immoral not to rise up in disgust and demand, not just of Congress and the President, but all of America that we repeal Bush's insane tax cuts and start to address the issues of poverty. Universal health care and a good public education system should not be debatable, they should be the minimum that we as a nation will tolerate.


Blogger Grandpa Eddie said...

Same old Bush phylosiphy: If you have nothing, you are nothing.

12:31 PM  

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