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"Chuck Norris doesn't read books; he stares them down until he gets the information he wants out of them."
- ChuckNorrisFactsdotcom

Sunday, February 12, 2006
Aww. Send
that man some warm fuzzy emails. Then send your own reps a tart note on the subject of earmarks.

We're already under a terrible deficit and in the middle of an expensive war. An economic downturn (like say, the real estate bubble popping,) would shrink tax revenues faster than ice on a hot day, causing the deficit to multiply faster than you can imagine. We need to take a big freaking machete to the idea that it's okay to spend millions of federal tax dollars on Minnesota bike paths. That's not what the federal government is for.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Notice the lack of reference to bridges to nowhere, bike paths, or sculpture gardens. Unless of course you want to take the position that sculpture gardens fall under the heading of general welfare. That's also overlooking the whole existence of hungry and homeless people within the US and a discussion of priorities. Big spotlight. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. Pork is the vector of corruption.

posted by Rachel 2/12/2006
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