Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Senator Kerry Demands An Accounting

Okay, so Senator Kerry didn't take a timely, strong stand for vote accounting, and that was a big disappointment. On the other hand, I was pleased to see him demanding that the Small Business Administration account for money spent on (read "wasted on") Bush's Social Security tour.
Kerry wrote to the SBA after learning that it is one of several federal agencies that has tapped its budget to fund the travel of high-level employees as part of President Bush's "60 Stops in 60 Days" tour to promote his Social Security proposals. SBA officials have already traveled to California, Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia as part of the tour.

In the letter, Kerry expressed concern that the SBA was using resources to garner support for the President's Social Security ideas potentially to the detriment of other SBA programs suffering from a lack of funding. Kerry requested a full account of the SBA's spending and travel related to the President's Social Security tour.
I hope similar demands are made of the other agencies who are wasting scarce resources on Bush's 60 day ego trip. For that's what it's become at this point -- a lost cause that Bush's (and Rove's) ego won't let Bush turn his back on.

How much better it would be if Bush were to simply declare victory and focus on what he does best -- vacationing. He could announce that his tour's over because he's reformed Social Security, and who'd question it? Our lapdog press would publish reports of his Social Security reform success and marginalize anybody who pointed out that he actually didn't do anything but spend a lot of money. Rush Limbaugh & Co would bray about Bush's accomplishment, the public would sigh a breath of relief, and we could focus on all the other damage the Bush administration's been doing for the last few years.

Typical Democrat.

Look, if it were up to people like you, Social Security's troops would be marching through Washington, DC today!

Social Security gassed its own people!
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