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Well it's looks like the goons over at the White House are going to howl for another $50 Billion in protection money for the mafia operation known as the Iraqi government.  If the taxpayers don't pay up, well, it's looks like the terrorists are going to make some trouble.  So the message is clear, FUCK YOU, PAY ME.

It is insane that more of our Democratic representatives don't see this supplemental request for what it really is, extortion.  An 8th grader with a internet account, could look up the fact that testimony in May, insisted, if not guaranteed, that the $147 Billion untethered, open ended supplemental bill would be more than enough money to finish out the fiscal year.  Sadly, we have no 8th graders in Congress, we are stuck with "very serious people".  But, yet, here we go again, $50Billion more is needed.  Apparently because the waste, fraud, abuse, graft and corruption is even worse than previously thought.  The situation is so bad that 33% of the last supplemental is required to finish off the last month of the fiscal year.  Not sad, fucking insane.  So there you have it, pay up on the $50 Billion in protection money or the terrorists will fuck up your your little restaurant.  FUCK YOU, PAY ME.  Hopefully sooner than later, our Democratic representatives will figure out that these goons are just that a bunch of goons.  If Dems are really afraid of taking the blame for another terrorist attack, then they should be howling at the top of their lungs what about the hundreds of Billions spent on Homeland security?  What about fighting them over them so we don't have to fight them here?  If a terrorist knows or thinks we are tapping their phones, what the fuck makes you think they are using phones to communicate?

Dems, don't pay the protection money.  It's a canard, implement ALL of the recommendations of the 9/11 commission.  Put real teeth into Homeland security, stop diluting the Bill of Rights and conning the American people.

Originally posted to gaspare on Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 11:52 AM PDT.

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  •  I have been thinking (4+ / 0-)

    more and more about how the weapons industry is behaving like mobsters of old. I would go beyond the analogy you drew here and look at the broader picture of the whole military budget.  They even make sure that Americans are risking their lives so that any question of the amount spent can be said to not 'support our troops'.

    I have news for them, supporting our troops means not risking our troops lives unless necessary for the security of America, and only then if there is not another way that doesn't risk their lives. Our soldiers deserve to be treated the way any American should, with honesty and fairness.  Our war profiteers have failed to do this while looting our treasury. Time for some RICO.

    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt

    by norahc on Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 12:09:02 PM PDT

    •  even with military related earmarks (3+ / 0-)
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      Night Owl, MarketTrustee, norahc

      When there is a bloated defense contract in member's congressional district they are given a simple message, ok go ahead and vote against that useless Billion submarine program but know this, we'll have to lay off thousands in your districts.  And there are enough of these contracts, in enough districts where they operate like a family.  You watch my back, I'll watch your.  A very inefficent use of precious financial resources.  

  •  And finally, when there's nothing left... (2+ / 0-)
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    gaspare, norahc

    You bust the joint out.

    You light a match.

    "Fear is not the natural state of civilized people." - Aung San Suu Kyi

    by Night Owl on Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 12:47:47 PM PDT

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