Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Today's Word: Profiteering

1) profiteer. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...One who makes excessive profits on goods in short supply. Inflected forms: prof·it·eered, prof·it·eer·ing, prof·it·eers To make excessive profits on goods in short...

2) vulture. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...head and neck and generally feeding on carrion. 2. A person of a rapacious, predatory, or profiteering nature. Middle English, from Old French voltour, from Latin...

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Before Congress approves one more dime for the Iraq war could they at least pretend to ask the White House/Pentagon/State Department to account for the $9 billion of missing Iraq reconstruction funds?

And while you're at it ask them about the billions missing in Iraq oil revenues?

Or better yet, ask them why they needed a $600 million embassy in Iraq?

If American families need to find a way to pay their mortgages, food, health insurance, and home heating oil without an increase in wages then the Pentagon and the State Department need to find a way to finance the Iraq war with their existing budget.

I'm sure that if the White House calls their friends at Haliburton, Blackwater, DynCorp and in the oil industry they can get together and scrounge up another $46 billion to keep going. What do you think?

What do you say Congress?

Let the White House find a way to creatively finance their war while the rest of America finds a way to rebuild the Gulf Coast, replace our highways, provide heathcare for uninsured children, get water to the drought stricken Southeast and help the thousands who have been displaced by the fires in Southern California.


" Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired,
signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
those who are cold and are not clothed. "
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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