Thursday, September 29, 2005

More compassionate conservatism, Bush-style.

If you weren't so used to it, you'd swear I was making up stuff like this:

The White House is fighting a congressional effort that would give low-income hurricane victims the same access to health care under Medicaid that survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks received.

Gulf Coast governors pressed for action yesterday amid reports that hundreds of poor people in Louisiana had been denied Medicaid benefits.

So how expensive would this be?

The cost of the legislation, which includes other measures, is estimated at $9-billion.

Nine billion. Man, it's gotta hurt to realize that almost all of that coverage could have been free if the Republicans weren't such crooks:

Audit shows $8.8 billion in Iraq funds missing
Coalition official cites body for lax ‘stewardship

At least $8.8 billion in Iraqi funds that was given to Iraqi ministries by the former U.S.-led authority there cannot be accounted for, according to a draft U.S. audit set for release soon.

The audit by the Coalition Provisional Authority’s own inspector general blasts the CPA for “not providing adequate stewardship” of at least $8.8 billion from the Development Fund for Iraq that was given to Iraqi ministries.

I don't make this stuff up. I just report it.

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