Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Votes don't matter nor voters neither

That is really the only conclusion one can come to after last Friday's election in Iran and then today's approval by the House of a War Spending Bill that includes the following:

"The war spending legislation (just passed by the house) carried a hodgepodge of other provisions, including $5 billion to expand the role of the International Monetary Fund in shoring up the world economy, $1 billion to encourage U.S. consumers to trade in gas-guzzlers for more fuel-efficient new cars, and limits on the administration's ability to bring terrorist suspects from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba to the United States."

Politics again rears its ugly head. Trade off the IMF aid for friendly grades from Europe, trade the aid to car manufacturers for seeming to help the auto industry and the consumer, trade the limits on the Admin of Guantanomo for getting the Republicans to pass the IMF part, and trade the Democrats their anti-war feelings for some down the road support from President O.

This isn't what I voted for, hoped for, wanted. But what the hell, I am just one voter.


LarryJackson said...

I have always despised the way Congress passes these spending bills. They have a habit of sticking everything but the kitchen sink into one bill. None of it is related and none of it gets the chance to stand on it's own two feet.

rhbee said...

Yeah, just thinking about it makes me sick of the whole mess even as I realize that if that's the game we are stuck with then we need to figure out a way to change it. At least we now have a way via the blogosphere to really talk about it with each other sans the politicos.