Friday, August 13, 2004

Batten Down The Hatches, CA

We're All Gonna Die! Or Not.
Remeber the other week when terrorists were about to blow up financial targets in NYC, DC, and NJ? Remember the fear? The security? The approaching sense of sudden and bloody doom? Then remember how it seemed a little weird that it was all sparked by intel that was four years old? Well get a load of this: "the Bush administration has discovered no evidence of imminent plans by terrorists to attack U.S. buildings, a White House official acknowledged Thursday." Good thing I wasn't paying attention anyways.

It Sure Was Fun Being Middle Class While It Lasted
According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, Bush's tax cuts in 2001 (the same ones he wants made permanent) have shifted the nation's tax burden squarely on to the shoulders of the middle class. One-third of the cuts have gone to the wealthiest 1 percent, for an average savings of $78,460. While on the other hand, the lowest 20 percent saw their rate drop from 6.7 to 5.2, for a whopping average cut of $250. Middle class households actually saw their rate INCREASE one-tenth of a percentage point. I guess at this point I should note that Bush's approval rating just climbed to 50%.

Nader: Less Popular Than Scott Peterson
He's got no friends (unless you count the GOP), no support (unless you count the GOP), and no chance. Yet still Ralph soldiers on with this quixotic farce. Douche bag.

--MC No Shame