Wednesday, May 17, 2006

U.S. Builds Another Bridge To Nowhere

Perhaps they could have the convicts do the work to save on labor costs and repay their debt to society just like in the old days, but I bet that some subsidiary of Halliburton gets the exclusive contract. Then botches it up, overcharges and then walks away from the mess after collecting a bonus.
Senate votes for fence on southern border - U.S. Security - "Amid increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation, senators voted 83-16 to add fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the southern border. It marked the first significant victory in two days for conservatives seeking to place their stamp on the contentious measure.

The prospects were less favorable for their attempt to strip out portions of the legislation that could allow citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and create new guest worker programs."
We are imploding. We can't rebuild parts of New Orleans (where the poor black people lived) but we can build a fence.

So, will it be electrified?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch the real news occurs.
''Our pro-growth policies stand in stark contrast to those in Washington who believe you grow your economy by raising taxes and centralizing power,'' said Bush, who was joined at the signing ceremony by Vice President Dick Cheney. ''They are wrong. Our pro-growth economic polices are working for all Americans.''
What a load of crap! What about that CPI?
The GOP says the tax cuts, which were first enacted in 2003, have created millions of new jobs and bolstered tax revenue. Democrats overwhelmingly opposed the bill, saying the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends will flow mostly to rich Americans.
The haves and the have mores might have to pay a little more for their luxuries and hire legal immigrants for their housework if inflation does happen, but I'm sure that those tax cuts made them feel a little better.

If they were worried at all.

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