Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: NY Times Backed Bush Cut of "Boondoggle" Flood Control Bill (FReepers Mentioned!)
Posted on 09/06/2005 6:05:03 PM PDT by wagglebee
I got this from Power Line. It's another great blog out there and it was also on Free Republic. The Freepers are doing great work on all this. "The New York Times is leading the shameless Bush and Republican bashing with respect to the response to Hurricane Katrina. One of its themes is that Congress didn't pay enough attention to flood control in the Gulf. But Donald Luskin reminds us of this bit of wisdom from the New York Times editorial page earlier this year." If you've been paying attention -- and I don't know how long you can before you have to find something else to do with all this on television 24/7, but -- there has been talk that the Bush administration was presented with this massive $14 billion plan to upgrade the levees and do a lot of work in the Mississippi Delta. It would have taken ten years, and even if it had been approved, the work would not have been anywhere near ready. It wouldn't have prevented the levees from breaking, but at least somebody would have cared and done something, and everybody's been walking around, "Oh, no, Bush vetoed it or reduced it." He didn't veto it, but the Bush administration cut the funding from $14 billion to $2.3 billion, right? You heard that one? So you heard about this big $14 billion plan that Bush slashed to $2.3 billion? Okay, well, good. If you've heard that, then listen to this. Here's the New York Times editorial page earlier this year:
"Anyone who cares about responsible budgeting and the health of America's rivers and wetlands should pay attention to a bill now before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The bill would shovel $17 billion at the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and other water-related projects -- this at a time when President Bush is asking for major cuts in Medicaid and other important domestic programs. Among these projects is a $2.7 billion boondoggle on the Mississippi River that has twice flunked inspection by the National Academy of Sciences." Earlier this year the New York Times editorialized against the $2.7 billion program! They called it a boondoggle, because they said it twice flunked inspection by the National Academy of Sciences. So they put this plan together. The New York Times had this agency look at it. "Nah, this thing, it will never work. It's a boondoggle, money down the drain, so to speak." They end up saying, "This is a bad piece of legislation." Earlier this year, the New York Times agreed with Bush. In fact, Bush authorized the $2.7 billion and the New York Times was against a penny of it being authorized. But now, after the fact, guess who has forgotten? The New York Times forget what they editorialized earlier this year, and the rest of the sycophants in the media which follow the New York Times apparently don't know this at all, because apparently now Bush is a skinflint for not appropriating the whole $17 billion. We'll be back in just a second. I guess we are performing a much needed public service here today, folks, and I'm honored to be the purveyor of such information to you.
The mention by Rush was great. The more the merrier.
That's 'cause we're just all SO smart, gorgeous, witty, humble, etc. He can't help but mention us. ;)
Best dang show prep source there is.
That's because there is a LOT of good stuff here.
Nobody delivers it like Rush though. I'd like to hear him read Pukin Dogs column on air. THAT would make folks sit up and listen!
I work from home, and don't have to share my office with liberals, so I listen to Rush nearly every day.
It's uncanny the number of times I'll have him on, and be reading FR, and he's reading articles that Freepers have posted here.
Some days I read here early in the day, then when he comes on at 11am (CST) I count the number of articles he referrs to that were already on FR hours ago.
Media Prep? Yep. FR is definately Media Prep...sometimes for Rush as well!
Thanks again, Jim Robinson! :)
And, best of all, he knows enough to call us "FReepers", unlike another well known radio talker, who thought we were called "Freeps".
FreeRepublic.com - Doing the media's show prep on a daily basis!
Rush tipped his hand one day when he let the term "Barf Alert" slip out!
The stuff about the levees and the NYT is VERY interesting. I hadn't known the Times was against the funding for the levees. LOLOL
Hoisted on their own petard.
That's why this is so great. FReepers put it out there and Rush tells 20 million people about it.
Britt Hume mentioned yesterday how the HYT previously wrote about this project, too. LOL! Guess they are flip-flops!
That is the way I got hooked on FR back in 1997. I would read an article on FR and then hear Rush read the same article. He didn't ever mention FR but he was using the same material that was posted here.
When I used to be able to listen to him everyday I noticed this many many times. Used to LOL to myself because I knew where he got the info. I'd already read it here.
He also knows that if something has gotten a lot of interest on FR (100+ posts in a very short period of time), that it will appeal to the conservative base.
Brit preps on here too.
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