Idaho's Weekly Journal of Local & National Commentary Week 2815


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by Free Market Duck

Idaho GOP Legies  add $400 million pork to Demo's Iraq War Bill
(Mar 25, 2007)

Boise, ID Hold onto your Rocket Java, Margie, it's a Blue Light Special on Aisle # 535 at Capitol Hill.  Free money from the U.S. Congress.  $74 million for peanut farmers; $25 million for spinach growers; $238 million for dairy farmers; $400 million for rural schools and... whoop-tee-doo, the Democrats and Republicans have teamed up to add $20 billion in state earmarks to bribe their fellow pirates to vote yes on a $124 billion supplemental funding and pullout deadline Bill for the War in Iraq.  Plus, House Squeaker Nancy Pelosi tacked on her ridiculous minimum wage law, which does nothing but cause unemployment or bankrupt marginal small businesses.

   How much does Idaho get?  $24 million for a one-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, which is a beautiful euphemism for, "Oops, we ran out of money for rural schools when the Sheriff of Nottingham stopped collecting enough federal forest taxes in 2006."  Time to rob the Federal Piggy Bank, again.

   As we have stated over and over at FM Duck News, there's not a dime's worth of difference between the moral philosophy of the left Liberal Demos and the GOP Republicans.  Both major parties see nothing wrong with robbing the taxpayers in order to redistribute the Federal Reserve's National Wallpaper -- the hyper-inflated dollar -- in an attempt to convince the masses that they can receive free money from Washington and live at the expense of everybody else through that great fictitious entity called The State.

   Note the following quote by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, "My hope is as we get this through the Senate and some kind of a conference committee, we are able to strip out the language on the troop withdrawal."  Idaho's GOP Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Rep. Mike Simpson are not concerned with the morality of receiving billions of dollars in pork barrel earmarks from Washington DC, but rather only with changing the American troop withdrawal date from Iraq.  Rep Simpson, who voted no on the Iraqi War Bill in which his earmark was attached was very clever:  i.e.  he voted no while knowing the Demos would approve the Bill, which they did, 218-212, and thus approve his $24 million earmark for Idaho.  Wow, what a clever politician, eh Margie?

   And you ask where hyper-inflation comes from?  The U.S. Congress continually authorizes the private Federal Reserve to crank up our deficit expenditures so our politicians can remain in power by playing temporary Santa Claus with the voters.  No worries.  The chickens will soon come home to roost as our over-extended economy comes crashing down around our heads because there ain't no such thing as a free lunch, folks.  Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate's life for me... -- FM Duck 

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