Friday, February 17, 2006

Did he REALLY say this??

I am enclosing the entirety of a Junior press release sent out today. I deleted the phone number so Schuermann wouldn't be besieged by phone calls; it's not his fault his boss is an idiot.


For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Schuermann
Friday, February 17, 2006 (202) XXX-XXXX

Ford: "We must have an honest budget that ends wasteful pork barrel spending,
finds savings in every federal agency and includes the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"

WASHINGTON - Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., a member of the House Budget Committee, today urged Congress to find budget cuts in every federal agency, end wasteful earmark spending and include the President's emergency war and Hurricane Katrina relief funding in the regular budget, not as off-budget spending items.

"Today, the President asked Congress to appropriate $72 billion more for Iraq and Afghanistan and almost $20 billion more for hurricane relief, both of which I will support. However, if we expect to keep the American people fully behind the war, we should have an honest budget that ends wasteful pork barrel spending, finds savings in every federal agency and includes the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the past, I have not supported an across the board spending cut, however, the federal budget situation we find ourselves in today is indefensible," Ford said.


(My bolding - LWC)

Ahem. An across-the-board spending cut? Would that not mean cutting social spending even beyond the draconian cuts it has already experienced under King George II? WTF????

Harold Senior, you did your son a serious disservice by letting him stay in DC all these years. If he had stayed home and learned the mortuary business and dealt with REAL people all these years, he wouldn't come up with this garbage.

I can hardly wait until he's out and we get a REAL Democrat to represent the 9th District.

2 comments:

Wintermute said...

I feel your pain. I only hope, if Jr.'s ambition and timing succeed, that he drops this interventionist war crap. I am not optimistic. I feel so disenfranchised, especially at the federal level.

TN420 said...

Yep. That Jr. for ya.
This guy never knows if he's coming or going. One minute he trys to sound Liberal then the next he's on a Righty Appeasing mission.
Reminds me of Bill Clinton.

The link below is where TN420 stands on Harold Ford Jr. The guy is a whore in the finest Joe Lieberman tradition.
http://tn420.org/cove/forums.php?m=posts&q=68&n=last#bottom

There are plenty of good Dem and Indi Progressives. We don't need no stinkin' Fords.

Good Blog here, Thanx!