Thursday, June 01, 2006

Politics: Pork shortfall.

Fewer tax dollars from Dubuque hair stylists will be going to pay for the business cards of Homeland Security officials in New York City this year, thanks to revised funding levels from the DHS. City officials in NYC and Washington, distressed to find that their aides, leeches, and other assorted hangers-on will be forced to fart through high-thread-count cotton instead of the promised silk, immediately denounced President Bush. Sen. Chuck Schumer (Ass, NY) lost no time in making redneck jokes:
"Other states that have very little problems got an increase," he said at a news conference. "Georgia got a 40 percent increase. Somehow this administration thinks that Georgia peanut farmers are more at risk than the Empire State Building. Something is dramatically wrong."
I dunno, maybe there was some concern that Kings Bay and the Savannah River Plant were more vital national resources than yet another run of Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals. Yes, it's still federal pork, but shouldn't some of us dumb hicks and yokels unfortunate enough to not live in the Big Apple get a chance to squander some of it too?


Standard Mischief said...

Yea, they're whining over here too. Shadow Senator Eleanor Holmes Norton had some kind of sound bite that I ignored.

Thank you for calling it pork. You are the first in my book to do so. An obscene amount of money is being handed out in the name of homeland defense.

Tell upChuckie to push to lower the draconian taxes on the coffin nails in his state. Tell him to take the increase in revenue from people who will switch from buying smuggled cigarettes to locally taxed ones and buy his own damn gas masks. Furthermore, this would shut down a known method of funding for terrorist by reducing the absurd difference in taxes between New York ($1.50+$1.50 local) and say Virginia ($0.20 plus 2¢ to 15¢ local), or South Carolina ($0.07). (WaPo)

It's not like they didn't already try this scheme up in Canada where it failed miserably. And that's with the death sticks being smuggled across an international border, not over a few state ones.

B&N said...

You only needed to mention ChucktheScmuck's name.

Nothing to see here.

phlegmfatale said...

Um, I thought there was no terrorist threat, that the republican admin just made that all up? Left-side-of-aisle politicos had me convinced I imagined 9/11. odd... this seems to indicate they feel fragile for some reason - how could that be? Oh yeah, it IS only about the money.