Time to Pay

There’s lots of chatter about Bush’s speech last night but it’s so focused on “the surge” that something very interesting was passed over. I heard most of the speech in the car on the way to dinner and there’s one line that floored me:

“To give every Iraqi citizen a stake in the country’s economy, Iraq will pass legislation to share oil revenues among all Iraqis.”

So here we have a Republican president advocating redistribution of wealth to the masses. If this were the 50s, Tailgunner Joe would be calling Bush a commie right now and yet this seems to have passed by without comment.

Since the Bush administration apparently now thinks that wealth redistribution is acceptable, I have but one question for the oil companies: where’s my check? After all, we’ve all heard about companies like Exxon reported record profits last year and in the last six years they and other huge corporations have received unprecedented tax breaks and subsidies from the geniuses who thought never ending tax breaks while prosecuting two wars was a good idea. So listen up, fat cats, it’s time to pay America.

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