Friday, August 25, 2006

The inconvenient truths are mounting from the lack of WMDs in Iraq to manufacturered threats from Iran to billions of dollars unaccounted for in U.S. government spending in Iraq as well as domestically in many areas of government from HUD to the myriad agencies of government that spend resources like there is no tomorrow.

Congress does not truly make our government accountable and as an institution Congress has permitted the executive branch to spend money without restraint. Where resources are needed like in natural disasters, more comprehensive health care and safety of food and drugs the U.S. government is often miserly. Government of the people, by the people and for the people is being turned on its head to mean instead a government of lobbyists, by lobbyists and for lobbyists. Who is government representing?

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