Bush & Cheney: screwing America to pay off their friends

July 28, 2006 | By | Reply More

When the news this morning reported yet more staggering profits for big oil companies, I realized that I could think of only three groups of Americans who have benefitted in a big way — i.e., with obscene profits — since George Bush took office:  big oil companies (Bush’s former business colleagues), Halliburton (Cheney’s former business colleagues) and the ultra-rich (Bush’s and Cheney’s political base).  I hate to sound cynical, but it seems to me this is either a truly amazing coincidence or it has been their hidden goal (and the basis for their lies, deceptions and misguided policy decisions) since the day they took office.

I understand now why so many Republicans distrust big government:  they believe that everyone else would abuse governmental power the same way they do — by screwing the public to pay off their friends.

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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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