Dear Mr. President,
Have you written to the White House lately? Here's my latest:
When I caucused for you in the Texas Primary, and then voted for you in the general election, I never dreamed that you would go on to follow the Bush/Cheney war agenda once you took office.
I know that you face pressures and challenges unimagined by you or by anybody a year or two ago; still I feel obliged to write to you once again and say that there must be a better path for us than to further escalate the wars that were pushed upon us by the previous administration.
I know what the Republicans will say. I’ve been hearing the same lines since the Viet Nam War. If you want to shut them up I suggest you move to pay for these foreign adventures by raising taxes on the top income brackets. If you make it clear what these wars are costing us, you could have all those tea-baggers singing “Give Peace a Chance.”
-And next is a comment I found on today's Crooks and Liars string:
We absolutely need to question why we are there
and how much it is costing.
To hell with the Pottery Barn Rule. Afghanistan was broken before we went in. We've made it worse. We cannot fix it. We need to get the hell out.
Republicans need to be forced to vote on funding the war after the public has been made aware of the costs. No more whining about how much social programs cost without mentioning how much military programs cost and how much the Pentagon loses track of annually.
Yep, they are given so much money that they lose enough to fund health care. They need to be put on the budget and they need to be cut down to a manageable level.
Of course, that won't ever happen. We've long past the point Eisenhower warned us about. The most we could hope for is to put the GOP on the hot seat by forcing them to vote on funding any escalation with a tax.
Sun, 11/29/2009 - 16:18 — Chicago-gal