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Craig Wiseman finds it odd that our congress seems to think it's more important to give 3 Billion+ to people WHO HAVE WORKING CARS than to fix the levees in NOLA...

This started out as a status on Facebook, and was picked up by Mr. Clio. I'd like to elaborate a bit on it.

The auto industry loves CARS, and who wouldn't? I can't think of any industry that would complain about the guvment giving loads of FREE money to it's customers.

Please take a step back and think about it for a minute. We're running record deficits, we've got boat loads of problems. And we're giving $3 Billion+ to folks who HAVE WORKING CARS?

I can think of a zillion things we could do better with that money. For instance, re-write the US Army Corp of Engineers' procedures so they will actually build levees to protect New Orleans & south Louisiana.



Image:Cash for Clunkers?!? How ’bout Cash for Levees!





I don't want to tell some eight-year-old kid he's gotta sleep in the street because we want people to feel better about their *car*. Do *you* want to tell them that?
- Kevin Kline in the movie Dave

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Craig Wiseman August 5th, 2009 07:52:53 AM

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1) Cash for Clunkers?!? How ’bout Cash for Levees!
Jerry Carter http://datatribesoftwerks.com 8/6/2009 10:04:17 AM

The whole thing is beyond rational. I'm gob smacked they are actually going to vote to dump more money on this... to the tune of billions! Why? Well, it's going to create an ever so slight uptick in a couple of areas they will maginfy and broadcast loudly: fuel efficient vehicle purchases will go up a notch, the auto industry will "recover" a notch and the economy might look less dead by a wee bit. All artificial, all "unsustainable" (they use that word an awful lot, but do they really know what it means??), and all a steaming pile of bovine scat. Lunacy. I agree with your suggestion, btw, if the Democrats are so big on helping the poor, what about the folks along the gulf coast still struggling to rebuild? The people they claim Bush abandoned? C'mon folks - stop pretending to care or do something meaningful. /rant


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