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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Exploitation

San Francisco Bay View's Donna Cinelli nails it.
No one is "running the government." Bushco is so busy figuring out how to make money off the government, how to sell off America piece by piece, how to privatize the next service, milk the next program, that he pays zero attention, and could give a shit less, to who really runs a program like FEMA and how effective they are. As long as oil prices go up, Halliburton gets the cleanup contract and Bechtel gets the rebuilding contract, it works for him. Hell, incompetence in government makes him more money in the cleanup and the fallout from the disasters created by his "government."

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Bush's con is: "America, I'll keep you safe, just let me have all your money, all your natural resources, all your freedoms and rights, all your programs and services, and, of course, all your able-bodied young people, so I can grow my oil/energy/weapons/defense contract/and anything else I can think of to privatize government." This isn't simply cronyism and incompetence. This is blatant exploitation. It is extortion and profiteering off the misery and death of others. It is corruption, abuse and malfeasance of the worst kind. It is vulgar, obscene, and yes, you so-called "moral Christian" righties, it is godless. Face it, you idiots who voted for Bush, you have been conned by the neo-cons on a grand scale never before seen. Too bad you sucked the rest of us down the toilet with you.

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