Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Millions Without Health Care, Billions Wasted in Iraq

More straight talk from two guys: Millions of Americans Without Health Care. Billions of Dollars Wasted on Iraq

Says Jim:
Halliburton is getting rich, big Dick Cheney is getting rich. He loves it. He was the CEO of Halliburton. How can they justify $6 billion a month for a war and no health care at home?
Joe agrees:
…[millions of] people without health care is a disgrace.
But the two guys aren’t just chewing the fat. They plan to do something about the situation working families are facing. Speaking of the politicians who got this country into such a mess, Jim says:
They’re gonna find out Nov. 7, they’re not gonna be there anymore.
[HT: AFL-CIO blog]


abi said...

Jim and Joe have it in a nutshell in this post.

Posts like this one and yesterday's make me wonder just how in hell the Republicans have managed to convince a majority of Americans to vote against their own best interests for all these years.

If we don't take Jim and Joe's advice and take back both Houses of Congress next week, we can count on more of the same arrogant leadership from the Republicans. And we'll deserve it.

Eric said...

The odd thing is that you talk to some conservatives these days, and they bitch on endlessly about money wasted on things like libraries and millages for elderly programs ... but never once raise an angry voice about the money wasted in a war they got behind loudly and proudly back in 2003.

mensch71 said...

Hey, just subscribed to your YouTube videos... great work!

Kvatch said...

Amen! That's the kind of stuff that needs to be seen everywhere in this nation.

The great irony of the last 6 years is that ordinary working people (not all, but many) have somehow been duped by the GOP into voting against their economic interest.

Great find!

Libby said...

These guys are great and they're telling it straight up. I think a lot of people are talking the same way which makes me suspicious of the polling. But in the light of the reports rolling in already about problems with the touchscreen voting machines, I'm not sure the answer it only to vote. I think we have to make sure we don't let them steal it this time either, at least not without a fight.

Kathy said...

Abi, I've wondered the same thing myself and decided it's because we're a soundbite nation. People just take at face value what they hear and don't bother to verify facts or dig further. Because of that, the GOP is successful at selling snake oil.

Eric, welcome, and your point is well-taken. I think it boils down to what I said above, the GOP is good at selling ideas - and they've convinced the conservatives that we need to fight them over there or we'll be fighting them here. That's a bunch of hooey of course.

Mensch71, welcome, and thanks for the kind words.

Kvatch, see my comments above! :-)

Libby, I agree with you 100%. How sad that "we the people" can't even trust politicians not to steal the election. It makes me think the rewards they get from all that power must really be lucrative for them to stoop so low.