Bush's negligence

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In signing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act recently, President Bush said it "will help us meet our most solemn responsibility: to stop another attack."

We don't disagree at all. But his statement makes us wonder:

When did stopping another attack become his most "solemn" responsibility?

We've certainly always felt it was, but you could have fooled us by looking at Bush's record.

This is a president, remember, that has had to be dragged kicking and screaming to securing America's border. Nearly seven years after 9-11, the border still is not secure.

Bush's negligence has been more than passive; it's been an active negligence. He's gone out of his way to avoid securing the border, not only urging a recalcitrant Congress toward laxness, but leading the way toward reckless disregard of our safety.

He seems to have felt that the need for cheap, illegal labor was more important.

The unsightly truth is that the fact that there's been no terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9-11 may be due in large part to sheer luck. Consider: In 2004 alone, there were more than 75,000 OTMs -- "other than Mexicans" -- nabbed by the U.S. Border Patrol. Many were from nations hostile to the United States.

Many of them were quickly released, due to lack of jail space, and 90 percent never showed up for deportation hearings.

Furthermore, the Border Patrol estimates that it catches only about a third of the illegals -- meaning that there might have been 150,000 OTMs that came here illegally in 2004 alone.

Meanwhile, Bush was fighting not to secure our border, but to keep the flow of cheap labor coming here, through "comprehensive immigration reform."

His definition of "solemn responsibility" is somewhat different from ours.

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Michael Ryan
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Michael Ryan 07/21/08 - 03:26 pm
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To mojo: What in the world?

To mojo: What in the world? We're spending billions a day in Iraq and overspending the year's revenues by $400 billion, and you think Washington is the least bit concerned about money?!

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/21/08 - 03:49 pm
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The high tech border fence is

The high tech border fence is another costly Bushco boondoggle. Raytheon and others get some big bucks. The fence is ineffective, damaging to the environment, and ruins recreational use of the Rio Grande. I'm glad Mike Ryan has noticed the exorbitant cost of the war in Iraq. We are spending billions a week of borrowed money and probably billions a day in long term costs. But don't forget that well connected defense contractors are making billions through war profiteering.

cominginonthenighttrains
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cominginonthenighttrains 07/21/08 - 03:57 pm
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JC, how much are we spending

JC, how much are we spending on entitlement programs?

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/21/08 - 04:01 pm
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Fraud by defense contractors

Fraud by defense contractors makes welfare fraud look like child's play.

cominginonthenighttrains
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cominginonthenighttrains 07/21/08 - 04:05 pm
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JC wrong answere. Read my

JC wrong answere. Read my question, how much is this county spending on entitlement programs?

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/21/08 - 04:05 pm
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You are right

You are right cominginonthenighttrains. Take away Medicare. Old people don't need to be in nursing homes. Take away Social Security. Government doesn't owe anybody anything. Take away welfare. Take away food stamps. Take away the WIC program. Never treat anybody in an emergency room who doesn't have insurance. Just let them die if they are too stupid or too lazy to buy health insurance. You are right cominginonthenighttrains. This war and the insecure borders are the fault of poor people. If poor people would go to work there would be no illegal immigrants coming to this country to get jobs that no one else wants to do. It all the fault of those damn entitlement programs.

cominginonthenighttrains
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cominginonthenighttrains 07/21/08 - 04:16 pm
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Just like your old self JC,

Just like your old self JC, never answer the question and try to change it with Bull Shieeet! As for social security and medicare, why take it away form the ones who paid into it. They are not entitlements for those people. Yep, ol son, you haven't changed, just like the best of the best social liberal, throw out any ol kind of crap, but are too ignorant to back up what you spew with facts. And, the lord allows you to breathe, my, my!

realistineducation
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realistineducation 07/21/08 - 08:01 pm
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Let's see. Thanks to my pug,

Let's see. Thanks to my pug, we have not had an attack on the soil of Augusta Georgia by terrorists. Therefore, I propose that we contribute one billion dollars a week to the pug rescue organization. Thank God for the pugs!

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 07/21/08 - 08:29 pm
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WOW! Cain the mentally ill,

WOW! Cain the mentally ill, actually made some sense in his last post. The problem is, I'm pretty sure it was his thin attempt at sarcasm. And yes. It IS the fault of those damn entitlement programs. No goodies........no people trying to come get the goodies.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/22/08 - 06:26 am
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If you want to know the cost

If you want to know the cost of entitlements, do the research and answer your own questions, cominginonthenighttrains. I'm not obliged to answer every off the wall, off topic question posed by wingnuts. Welfare entitlements do not amount to more than $3 trillion squandered in Iraq or the bailout of Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Corporate welfare suits you fine I suppose.

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