To the editor:
Rather than pursue constructive corrections to the government's monumental failure in response to Katrina, the right-wing neo-cons and Bush are happily using the tragedy and cries of "how are we going to pay for reconstruction" to push their agenda: scrap all health and human services programs and repeal all worker rights, wage standards, and health and safety protections.
Meanwhile, the big bucks developer cronies in the group are rubbing their hands together greedily contemplating condemning and bulldozing all the poor folks' homes on the Gulf so they can build casinos and resorts. All the while the oil companies' good old boys are crying supply reductions while they gleefully float in unimaginably large, record windfall profits. What an orgy of greed and wanton disregard for the well being of the least fortunate in our society!
Three suggestions: 1) Repeal the tax cuts for the rich. According to a recent National Public Radio report, the 500 wealthiest people in the world have as much money as 149 million average folks. They don't need more for their yachts and furs. 2) Get out of Iraq. We have spent $200 billion and lost 1,500 young men and women since Bush declared victory and all we are accomplishing is building another radical Islamist state. The new Iraq constitution says the Koran is the law; so long women's rights, hello public stonings. 3) Take away his bullhorn and give Bush a bucket and a mop.