Thursday, June 22, 2006

Republicans At Work

The Republican-dominated Congress has voted down a rise in the Minimum Wage from $5.15 to $7.25. The Minimum Wage has not been increased since 1997. However, members of Congress have given themselves a $30,000 increase in salary. Yesterday, House Republicans canceled a vote to renew the Voting Rights Act that goes back to 1965 and protects minorities from discrimination at the polls. Chairman of the House Intelligence committee Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) and Pennsylvania’s Rick Santorum, the third most powerful Republican in the Senate, claim they have found WMD’s in Iraq. Intelligence officials say, No you haven’t. When Spc. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr., and 1st Lt. Andre D. Tyson were killed in June 2004 the military told their families they had been killed by insurgents even though the officials knew at the time the soldiers had been killed by Iraqi civil defense officers recently trained by the US. White House flacks say it would be political suicide for Republicans to scale back the war in Iraq. Press Secretary Tony Snow says the deaths in Iraq are “just a number”. The number of American soldiers killed by George W. Bush and Company has now reached 2,511. Those wonderful folks who gave us a war in Iraq in order to gain control of oil-rich countries and to show the world who is boss failed in both aims. Now they have decided to use their failed war to get themselves re-elected. Can such insanity prevail? Did Hitler kill six million Jews?

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