Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Monday, March 12, 2007

2 Unrelated Stories Tell a Sad Tale

First Story
All week Bush is travelling around South America bragging about how much aid we are providing. However accoring to the Latin America Working Group says "nearly half of U.S. assistance to Latin America is military aid and hardside counternarcotics assistance" and shows how aid is really declining: the Bush Administration has slashed economic aid Brazil and Mexico in the FY08 request. Brazil for example, received $6.5 million in FY 06-07 while Bush is requesting only $2 million in FY 08.

Second Story
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has awarded CEO H. Lee Scott a stock bonus worth $22 million for reaching revenue targets in fiscal year 2007.

That proves where our Country's priorities are.


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