Republicans used to blame democrats for government projects that cost taxpayers $50 for every toilet seat. Those were the glory days of government spending.
These days most of the $18 billion Congress authorized to "rebuild" Iraq is being laundered directly into the marinas and 10-car garages belonging to KBR executives without even the pretense of a toilet seat.
How? The executives at KBR Inc. give American taxpayers bills in which more than half of the itemized expenses are for "overhead costs:" food, beds, and paperwork. Does this Congress investigate? Does this Congress complain? WOULD YOU? Probably not, you'd probably punch the jerk in the face and then drag him off your property.
This means that the executives are making Millions with a capital "MILLIONS" for feeding their employees, housing them and making them fill out paper work. I'd rather give these guys a $500 toilet bowl, and then put their head in it.
Then these employees sit around and play video games with no work orders getting protection from our Marines who are daily learning what a human thinks about after accepting that breath will never again fill their newly useless and leaden chest.
Lounging in leather chairs in their board room and sipping Perrier, KBR executives exert most of their energy deciding how many hundreds of feet they'd like their next yacht to be, or which small island to purchase as a hideout for their escorts.
Democrats are poised to become the party of conservative spending and it's astonishing they haven't advanced a late-inning conservative spending agenda. Far from disingenuous and in light of republican spending, a conservative tax agenda organically stems from the democrats' long-standing philosophy that taxpayer dollars should uphold and preserve the Common Weal rather than underwrite the backseat encounters of the limousine class.
Bill Clinton cut spending while reigning in the deficit. His shrewd economic policy put American old-timer "don't-spend-money-you-don't-have" common sense into action. Howard Dean shared this philosophy as a governor of Vermont, where he not only balanced a shaky budget but also developed "rainy day" reserves that served Vermont well during the 2002 recession.
Of course Howard Dean and Bill Clinton are left-wing, bra-burning, tree-hugging, New York Times-reading, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, Birkenstock-wearing, etc... (i.e. don't listen to these communists, Red America! Listen to us and try to forget that we're in bed with Halliburton. Try to forget that we sanitize our hands after we touch your filthy paws, you scum!)
Americans are appalled that President Bush plans on giving taxpayers the bill for a $3.2 million-per-mile fence along the Mexican border. Professional fence contractors have gawked at that price, declaring that even $1 million-per-mile is an overestimate. But you watch; Halliburton will win a no-bid contract to build this fence...mark my words.
Remember, the Iraqis were willing to rebuild Iraq. They would have worked for free in some cases, costing Americans a fraction of the billions burned forever on outrageously exaggerated no bid (i.e. no decline in the price tag) contracts. They would have saved American lives. But this would be bad policy because it would mean that Cheney's buddies at KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, wouldn't get our tax dollars.
A president who delights in putting the average American's taxes up the noses of autocrats in the cocaine and limousine class is an abomination to the people. Since we cannot take back our vote for this phony, combat-dodging president, our mounting rage will fall heavily upon this pedophile-protecting Congress, which has played the dutiful henchman all along.
Common sense Americans have no intention of spending into debt or selling their children into bondage when the government defaults on its loans from Asia. Middle Americans are especially outraged that more than half of the billions showered on private contractors accomplished nothing except, as we can well assume, funding the perverted sexual fantasies of the tuxedo class. (These are the same people who lure American daughters into compromising themselves for buckets of money that you earned missing time with your family.)
The American people are revolted by this congress. Conservatives have lost hope, and it's advantageous to the democrats to promise to reign in wasteful spending, investigate this president for crimes of defrauding the people, and restore the deficit by punitively raising taxes for the tuxedo class.