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April 02, 2007

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Isn't 10% the amount worshippers are supposed to tithe their church? Bush must think he is the pope as well as the king!

The country wasn't being financially bled dry by a pointless war after Hurricane Andrew and 9/11 and revenues hadn't been gutted by tax cuts for Paris Hilton. It's getting to the point where we don't have money for anything and minor functionaries who don't give a damn in the first place are probably holding the line on this because they are under enorous pressure to find money from some place, any place. God, what a mess.

The 10% match must be waived. Folks down here with SBA loans must be allowed to use their Block Grant monies as they need to to get their homes fixed. (It was the Federal Flood that destroyed our homes)

Our military MUST get the Hell out of that cesspool called Iraq so as a Nation we can honor the Social Contract.

A waiver of the 10% is.. along with the legally and logistically questionable "blight bond" scheme... is counted on as a major source of funding for Nagin's just-released neighborhood rebuilding (or.. if you will.. developer giveaway) plan. Even if Bush were to relent here.. it's unlikely the funds will be put to the best purpose.

social contract? i think georgie had a signing statement about that.

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