Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

The US wasted $31 billion in war contracts due to corruption.

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Just to give you perspective as to how much money that is over how long a period of time…

The Commission on Wartime Contracting (.pdf) concludes that “vast amounts” of contract money in Iraq and Afghanistan provided “little or no benefit” to the war efforts.  The commission confirmed $31 billion in contractor cash lost to corruption or dysfunction. But it warned that the true figure could be as high as $60 billion, or “$12 million every day for the past 10 years.”

(Firing up the Sarcasm-inator) But teachers unions, healthcare, education funding, NPR… that’s where the real problem is in America. (Sarcasm-inator off.)

The best part of this is that for all of their pissing and moaning about ‘fiscal responsibility,’ I’m pretty sure that Congress in general and Republicans in particular will do absolutely nothing about this.

If there was ever an article that Congress needs to read…

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… it’s this one.

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich by Warren E. Buffett.

One question that I think should be asked… Who is coddling the coddlers?

The day our government somehow got its shit together.

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You know a government is dysfunctional when the New York Times Op-ed page starts accepting fanfiction.

That is an accurate description of  a piece of writing by Thomas Friedman, an author whom I respect and admire, even when I don’t agree with him.  The only way this article could extend beyond the realm of fantasy that it is already in would be to inject an element of porn.

This may be a cynical view to take, but from what I’ve seen, “bipartisan agreement” is right up there with “the check’s in the mail,” and “I’ll respect you in the morning.”