Last night, I dreamed I overheard a conversation between two Republican congressmen as they deposited their checks from Exxon and Aetna in the nearby ATM.
Were sure showing the Democrats were serious about driving down the deficit.
You said it! Of course, millionaires need their Bush tax cuts, although their elimination would mean an annual $70 billion deficit reduction. Trickle-down might work some day.
Yesiree! And we need to spend $160 billion annually on the Iraq and Afghan wars to win hearts and minds as we did in Vietnam.
Instead, lets eliminate an outrageous $430 million for public broadcasting. Who needs factual reporting and in-depth analysis? Those 30-second sound bites from Fox News are good enough.
Good point. And I bet we could save a bundle by cutting food and heat subsidies for the poor. We all need to sacrifice.
Exactly! And we should cut EPA funding and block enforcement of new environmental regulations. Business profits always trump salamander-loving worry worts. If Americans want clean air and water, they can drink Perrier and burn incense or move to Antarctica.
Good idea! And cut public education funding. Parents can always send their kids to private schools like we do.
And why fund Planned Parenthood? If women are forced to seek a back alley abortionist, thats the price they pay for their immoral behavior. And reverse Roe v. Wade. Government intrusion into private lives only occurs when we say it does!
Oh yes. As for health- care reform: We dont need it. Taxpayers pay for our state-of-the-art medical care, remember? All those uninsured kids should stop whining that persistent cough will probably just go away!
Waking in a sweat, I turned to the morning news for reassurance but was greeted with the following report: The GOP-run House snatched $61 billion from hundreds of federal programs while shielding coal companies, oil refiners and farms from new federal regulations. Targets include schools, nutrition programs, environmental protection, and heating and housing subsidies for the poor. After swallowing two Advil, I went back to bed and pulled the covers over my head.
Mary Benson, Durango