Congress members of both parties, not to mention the White House, have already forgotten the anti-war and anti-Bush vote of November 7th (the Republicans lost one more seat in a runoff on Wednesday) and are dreaming of big Christmas presents for war profiteers. Since we Americans apparently have no other need for any money, and since we enjoy paying our taxes so much, they're planning to approve another $160 billion in "emergency" (off the books) cash for the war early next year. That's billion with a "B." This will be on top of the $70 billion they provided in October. I hate to play Scrooge here, but ain't that a bit much?On the subject of money, Joel Connelly explains how "Taxpayers may be forced to 'Big Dig-Deep'."
Of course, we're still left with $125.15 billion, so we may just have to take a drastic step - and I know how unpopular this is: we may just have to CUT TAXES. Just for kicks we could change it up this time and cut taxes on working people rather than the rich. I bet voters would just hate that!
Monday, December 18, 2006
"How to Spend the War Money"
David Swanson on t r u t h o u t: