Thursday, December 27, 2007

Here We Go, Again

We don't do much about Kwanza at our house, but Christmas was a great day and we're still enjoying it. It's a holiday like no other in our country possibly enjoyed most of all by those crazy people in Washington.

President Bush, for example, signed an omnibus appropriations bill yesterday that was pushed across his desk by a congress drunk with holiday spending of taxpayer dollars. Not only did our self-proclaimed hawkish-on-spending Democrats give the Prez 8 billion with a capital B dollars more than he asked, but piled on the Christmas ham sneaking in 21,000 (yes, I got the zeroes right) earmarks.

Remember last year's Secure Fence Act? Read their lips, "No more fencing." This bill completely gutted the 2006 law stripping away the financing and shoving it into proverbial pig farms.

HO! HO! HO! Here we go...again.


Sirocco said...

Just to discuss scale, that extra $8 billion the President is complaining about represents just over a half-month of Iraq war funding (estimated at $15 billion a month).

Duke the Dog said...

Momma always said, "Two wrongs don't make a right." Pissing away money is in the eye of the beholder but the Dems on bringing back fiscal responsibility, doing away with earmarks, making government more tranparent and restoring the 5 day work week. I recall one Dem in particular from here in S. AZ that ran on the motto "change can't wait." Evidently change can wait because so far, nothing has.