Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Are you there, America? It’s me, the $60 billion in U.S. tax dollars lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan…

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

Let’s jump right on in, damnit.

I fell asleep with the telly on…and I woke up this morning to hear a news bit announcing a commission has found the United States has lost as much as $60 billion in U.S. tax dollars to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade.

After my first cup of coffee, I gathered up Ms. Sistah Girl MacBook Pro and searched for news of this outrageous waste. Suffice it to say a bitch is more than a little annoyed that news of actual waste and fraud struggles to get attention after a year spent listening to assholes go on and on about alleged fraud and waste.

Shit.

The cause du jour is spending cuts. I’ve heard political hopefuls and pundits argue over spending cuts and tax breaks and cutting the national debt. I’ve watched segments on major news outlets cover our debt and basically accept the argument that the United States can’t afford to go on running things the way we are.

Now you know and I know that you know that I know that "spending cuts" and “reform of entitlement programs" are code for telling workers, seniors, the poor, and the disabled that they are going to have to sacrifice more to cut spending because the rich will leave the country if we ask them to pay their fair share in taxes.

For the most part the debate has stalled there…

…but news that the United States spent the past decade burning through billions in Iraq and Afghanistan should reset that shit.

It should…but if the lack of coverage or news-based urgency is any indication, this public display of an area where the nation can save billions of dollars without asking those who have sacrificed to sacrifice more isn’t likely to get a date to prom.

A commission has asked for what many of us on the left have been asking for since the war in Iraq began…a complete overhaul of war spending practices and some motherfucking accountability.

Pause…sip coffee…continue.

So, when’s the rally to protest this outrageous waste and misuse of taxpayer’s money?
Fuck a duck, this shit makes my Afro hurt...

8 comments:

Rileysdtr said...

Why is my first thought "Moral of the story? Don't fall asleep with the TV on."

Okay - in a mood today. Watch out everyone!

Shark-fu said...

LOL! Uh oh...

mr_subjunctive said...

because the rich will leave the country if we ask them to pay their fair share in taxes.

Let 'em! This is America: we can make more rich people.

Anonymous said...

matt taibbi had written an huge article in RS a couple years ago and talked about the pallets of money and where it went for starters but i think at the time people weren't as tuned in . there were many writings at the time during the bush years and since while the people awaken in the next election cycle. there is still plenty waste voters awaken! no matter who does it.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

Where is the GOP outrage on this fuckery? Those bastards should be at the front of the line screaming about this shit.

But they aren't. Go figure.

Glad to be back here I have missed you so! ;)

Shark-fu said...

Welcome back, Dusty! I missed you too!

Anonymous said...

If you want to demonstrate against "Outrageous Government Waste" as you put it, you would be most welcome at the Tea Party.

Shark-fu said...

Anonymous - let me know when y'all are protesting the outrageous fraud and waste due to no-bid contracts in Iraq & Afghanistan & I'll be there with bells on.