Coleman answered that it was always good to err on the side of caution. Maher followed by asking Coleman if it struck him as odd that there haven’t been any terror alerts since the election?
After a long laugh from the audience, Coleman answered with some stuff about there still being a high level alert, but then reassured everybody with: "If in fact people used these things for political purposes, I’m sure Congress will look into that." ...
Meanwhile, the Coalition Provisional Authority, which we ran, has lost 8.8 billion dollars. By lost, I mean it’s totally unaccounted for. Not only has Congress not "looked into" this $8.8 billion and who might have it now, but it seems that some members are completely unaware that this staggering sum, which was supposed to go toward rebuilding Iraq, is missing. The Sunday morning after the White House Correspondents dinner, I ran into Senator George Allen ... Allen had never heard of the missing $8.8 billion, or at least that's what he told me. And he's on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Here in Minnesota, I just received a solicitation from the DFL. They want help opposing Bush's privatization plan which the DFL says will cost $2 trillion. If I send the DFL $50, will someone there promise to read the New York Times? How about just Paul Krugman:
But that's just the borrowing over the next decade. Privatization would cost an additional $3 trillion in its second decade, $5 trillion in the decade after that and another $5 trillion in the decade after that. By the time privatization started to save money, if it ever did, the federal government would have run up around $15 trillion in extra debt.
These numbers are based on a Congressional Budget Office analysis of Plan 2, which was devised by a special presidential commission in 2001 and is widely expected to be the basis for President Bush's plan.
I'm not asking the DFL to engage in hysterics, scare tactics, or Coleman-esque fraud. Rather, the DFL should make the best argument possible against privatizing Social Security. The best argument includes using accurate numbers that reveal privatization's true cost. Don't ask me for money until you're ready to press your case with vigor.
As Jambo can tell you, I am the real Republican, i.e., one who grew up watching and agreeing with people like Ike, Nelson Rockefeller, Bill Scranton etc. People who believed in fiscal responsibility, an informed, active, and engaged foreign policy, restraint in government, privacy, etc; a lot like Clinton democrats. Anyway, you are right to take your case to the Democrats. Frankly I am amazed at the relative silence coming from your side of the aisle in Congress. I watched MP Galloway take Norm apart (It was on CSpan). It was certainly refreshing to see an elected official detail the lies and misrepresentations foisted on the country by Herr Bush and crew. Too bad it had to be an elected official from the UK, and not someone already in Congress.
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Hey R.R., I wondered if you would show up here sometime! Maybe I won't call you RR tho, it reminds me too much of Ronald Reagan who I fear you may have voted for. I think I'll go with T.R.R. instead which reminds me of Teddy Roosevelt, who your sister may have voted for.
One of the best comments I heard on the Galloway testimony was that Coleman got what he deserved for picking on a guy from a country that considers hammer throwing a national sport.
I like the TRR also. And, I voted for Fritz. By the way, my sister didn't vote for TR. She said she didn't like voting for youngsters.
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