April 8, 2005
Costly JunketFrom the Post:
This does not include the security and arrangement costs to the cities he visits.
Adding insult to injury is being socked with the bill and not being allowed to participate.
From Josh Marshall:
I say Mr. Bush has clearly crossed the line from education to propaganda. His "60 stops in 60 days" is packed with participants who are rehearsed and bused in. Dissenters are barred or ushered out.
It's nothing more than a publicity run to deceive the nation into thinking support for privatization is universal. Compare that to town hall meetings by Republican Senators for their constituents where the voices of dissent are loud and can't be ignored. The difference is stark.
Remember that we the taxpayers are footing the bill for Mr. Bush's expensive selling junket at a time when the national deficit is through the roof and local governments are running on tight budgets.
If you're not outraged, you should be. I certainly am.
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