Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Read This Article!!! NOW, DAMMIT!!!

If you read nothing else this year, you have to read this article about Bush's proposed Budget and who it really benefits on AlterNet.

If the Estate Tax were to be repealed completely, the estimated savings to just one family -- the Walton family, the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune -- would be about $32.7 billion dollars over the next ten years.

The proposed reductions to Medicaid over the same time frame? $28 billion.

Or how about this: if the Estate Tax goes, the heirs to the Mars candy corporation -- some of the world's evilest scumbags, incidentally, routinely ripped by human rights organizations for trafficking in child labor to work cocoa farms in places like Cote D'Ivoire -- if the estate tax goes, those assholes will receive about $11.7 billion in tax breaks. That's more than three times the amount Bush wants to cut from the VA budget ($3.4 billion) over the same time period.

If it doesn't get you royally pissed off, and make you want to get off your fat ass and do something, then you are a hopelessly brain dead moron, and there is nothing anyone can do for you. Go ahead, just sit around while the world turns to s&@!, and don't give a f$#@ that Bush and his friends are turning the USA into another Philippines, and openly getting away with it. Yup, if nothing is done, in the coming years our once great nation will be nothing more than a third rate third world country, run for the benefit of the rich and powerful few. You want the proof?

Or possibly you are one of the rich bastards that are going to benefit from the proposed tax cuts, and you don't give a flying f@#!. You and George Bush and your buddies are laughing at the American public and their hopeless "I'm doing OK so what should I care" apathy. Laughing all the way to the bank, while programs to the starving and needy are cut to pay for your greed. In that case, I hope you rot in the worst pit of hell, and are deep fried in a vat of your own excrement for all eternity.