Why am I not excited about this? Maybe because I'm a taxpayer and will be paying for it?
posted on 11/25/2002 8:46:57 PM PST
Probably because the US will not qualify (failed on corruption) - Did you see the report today about SSA workers selling SS cards to illegals?
posted on 11/25/2002 8:52:36 PM PST
"Why am I not excited about this? Maybe because I'm a taxpayer and will be paying for it?"
That's just what I was thinking. Who knows, maybe GW means it about corruption being a pass/fail. Few third world countries can pass the corruption test, even the countries listed in the article.
Thailand, for instance. In 1995, I think it was, the Internal Minister told government employee's, on national television no less, that since they would not be getting a raise, they should solicit bribes from the people.
posted on 11/25/2002 8:54:37 PM PST
No, no, no, it's because you're racist and against those from different countries of origin besides your own. If you were a good Republicrat, you'd want GWB to go even farther. Maybe he could give aid to countries who show PROMISE in human rights, economic rights, and corruption.
"Hey...Ghana's not as bad as it used to be! Let's send them a billion bucks to say thank you!"
Imagine how people who contribute most of the taxes in this country must feel. Warren Buffett must be ecstatic at the notion that he's had almost half his yearly income seized to build a better %^&*ing GHANA.
THIS MONEY IS NOT YOURS TO GIVE, GEORGE.
Looks like many strings are attached to this money. Maybe none of the countries will qualify. Thought I read about this months ago?
posted on 11/25/2002 9:18:57 PM PST
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