Bush wants $600 Mil. tax dollars for reelection?

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by David R. Remer PoliWatch.Org

NY Times reports: "The Bush administration is seeking more than $600 million from Congress to continue the hunt for conclusive evidence that Iraq had unconventional weapons." I thought weapons of mass destruction were now a moot point. What does it matter now whether those weapons are found or not? If they are found now, we will destroy them and spend $600 million tax payer dollars to find them. If they are found later, the new Iraqi government can destroy them at their expense. The only advantage to spending $600 million tax dollars to find them now is to Bush's credibility. The only reason to shore up his credibility on this issue is get reelected.

This appears to be a very unethical way of circumventing the laws prohibiting the President from using tax dollars to reelect himself. But, reelection apparently is more important than using that $600 million dollars for education, prescription drugs, homeland defense, or a host of other needs which the tax payers of this nation have.

And what of this tax windfall for corporations? That will reduce tax revenues, increase the deficit and debt and tax payers will not only pay for the windfall but also for the interest on it for years to come.

Finally, there is this in the current headlines. Bush-Appointed Panel Finds U.S. Image Abroad Is in Peril. How much is this impaled American image going to cost in tax dollars and interest payments to rectify? More hundred's of millions, I am sure. And then it is not certain that our image can be corrected as long as George W. Bush remains in office. This is truly shaping up to be one of the most important presidential elections the American tax payer has faced since the year 2000.

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