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Thursday, August 31, 2006

More accountability, with fists

My last post may not have been clear enough. If you love America, the next person you see from Alaska, you will punch in the face.

Stevens’ secret hold (BTW, is there any institution more stupid than congress. Secret holds – WTF? Sounds like a bunch of old men playing frat boy. Do they have a goat room?) on the database of pork spending is designed to allow him to send more of our tax dollars to bullshit projects in Alaska – projects that are too embarrassing to be shown the light of day. I can respect a thief who works in broad daylight, but Stevens is a coward hiding in the dark.

On a side note, I would be remiss to point out that the minute any of us heard about this secret hold, did anyone at any time ever think this could be anyone but a Republican? Why did we all immediately know that when it comes to protecting federal pork that it would not be the “Tax and Spend Liberals” but the “Shrink Government Conservatives” who would do the protecting. The idea that the Republicans stand for anything more than Federal dollars given to taliban donors is a lie. Oh, yeah, except for the laws against whacking off.

I digress. Back to the punching. See, here is the thing. The federal pie is not limitless. The American people, quite rationally, have a tolerance for how much they will pay in taxes. Check out a great book, The Price of Government. This limits the size of the pie. When some Senator hides a few hundred million in some defense bill to buy his donors pork chops, we have less money for other things. Things that voters actually want. If the voters wanted some bridge to nowhere, they wouldn’t have to hide it. So instead of:
- Money for the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans
- Money for body armor for our soldiers
- Money for translators for the CIA
- Money for Pell Grants
- Money for Head Start and No Child Left Behind
We get pork and bullshit.

The next result of under funding the above we get poverty, misery and death. The people of Alaska are partially responsible and are getting off lightly with a punch in the face.


Blogger Vanilla Bullshit said...

It's also the people of West Virginia... Byrd (D) unfortunately put a hold on the bill too. He's a pork king.

1:03 PM  
Blogger TubaOnFire said...

Noooooooooooooo. That kills me. That just kills me. Fucking Democrats. Have to be shitbags too.

2:02 PM  

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