Thursday, May 09, 2002

The cover story of U.S. News and World Report for May 13, 2002 is about War Profiteering. A series of articles point out how money is the name of the game in corporate America, and that tragedies such as 9/11/2001 are cynically used as excuses to grab even more money from the American taxpayer
The article called "The Pork Game," on how wasteful apending is inserted into Congressional money Bills at several stages, is most enlightening -- and depressing. If there is a hero anywhere in the series it is Senator John McCain who regularly stands up against wasteful spending.. However, his regular speechs decrying the behavior of his colleagues are now just ignored as background noise behind the business as usual.
Welfare for the rich is now more entrenched than ever.