TCA (my initials)

March 10, 2007

balloon payment

Filed under: Doodling — TCA @ 11:39 pm

The so-called “surge” has become bloated.

It was supposedly temporary–but in reality it probably won’t end until Bush leaves office–unless he’s stopped by panicked Republicans worried about losing the 2008 elections.

Bush has requested of Congress an additional $3.2 billion in “emergency funding” to pay for 8,200 more troops in addition to the 21,500 activated in January.

Here’s the kicker. “He proposed cuts in other spending to offset the cost.” This according to an article in the Washington Post.

Maybe Big Oil can cough up $3.2 billion in excess profits to pay for the Super Size Surge. After all, they’ll soon be the beneficiary of a 30-year sweetheart deal to pump Iraqi crude.

It’s time for Big Oil to give back.

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