Those Who Live In The Dog House ...In the previous post, I included a quote from Pat Toomey, the head of the Republican Club For Growth (known in my household under the more accurate moniker "Club For Growing The Rich Man's Wallet") and it comes from the NY Times. It also includes even more sanctimonious hilarity:
One fiscal conservative, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, said Thursday, "I don't believe that everything that should happen in Louisiana should be paid for by the rest of the country. I believe there are certain responsibilities that are due the people of Louisiana."
Ahh, yes, Mr. Coburn, and I assume you'd say the same thing if a such a devestating hurricane left a shitload of white Republican Red-state voters our of their homes, eh? Or am I the one living in an alternate reality?
"We know this is a huge bill," said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona. "We don't want to lay it on future generations." Given the fierce political backlash to the stumbling relief effort in the days after the hurricane struck, House Republican leaders have been reluctant to stand in the way of any emergency legislation. After the speech, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert acknowledged that the price tag means that "for every dollar we spend on this, it is going to take a little bit longer to balance the budget." He said he was willing to listen to ideas to pay for the aid, but, "Quite frankly, we have to get this job done."
Oh, how fucking lovely! Despite the hundreds of billions of tax-payer dollars these asswipes poured into an Iraqi shithole that have made Bechtel, Halliburton, and Exxon-Mobil post windfall profits for the last few quarters, the "ownership society" didn't think balancing the budget was a critical matter until they saw the sea of poor homeless black people in New Orleans that just refused to do the proper American thing and drown. Quietly.
"Katrina breaks my heart," said Representative Mike Pence, Republican of Indiana and chairman of a caucus of more than 100 House Republicans who advocate conservative spending policy. "Congress must do everything the American people expect us to do to meet the needs of families and communities affected by Katrina. But we must not let Katrina break the bank for our children and grandchildren."
Yeah, Katrina breaks his heart because instead of that $62 Billion going to rich white Republican cronies at Shaw Group and Blackwater or a certain white Floridian Republican journalist, it's going to a swath of homeless, poor, black people that don't vote Republican and have no money to contribute to Republican causes.
They have no right to complain. The Republican "ownership society" has been living in the spending dog house writing blank checks that our children and grandchildren will be paying every since September 12th, 2001 and now suddenly want to bitch about the fleas. Fuck these cantankerous Republican bastards and the rebuilt Trent Lott porch they're dreaming of having photo-ops on.