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$100 ‘gift’ – follow the money

Tom Parsons, Breckenridge

I’m not sure that I have thought this through to the extent the Bush administration has, but I think I’ve figured out their logic. It goes as follows: Bush gives me $100 and encourages me to purchase gasoline with it. Since his government runs a deficit, the money he gives me he must borrow. China, being this nation’s largest creditor, picks up the $100 note. I now must not only repay the $100 to China, but must also pay interest on it to that country as well; they in turn use the earnings to purchase more oil from Bush’s Saudi business partners. This further drives up the price of crude, which provides for a larger profit margin for the Bush dynasty friendly refining corporations. Since nothing in this scenario is an incentive for me to use less gasoline, the refineries need to expand capacity, and it’s not rocket science to figure out who gets the construction contract. I’m sure this logic trail leads further to more of the same. But, why bother? It’s just a small piece in the larger puzzle of Bush’s infidelity to the American people. Makes Clinton’s infidelity to Hillary pale in comparison. “Had enough yet?”


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