Saturday, February 17, 2007

Bachmann fails to follow through on fiscal conservative campaign rhetoric

We all know Congresswoman Bachmann voted against accountabilty by voting against the "Iraq resolution" in Washington yesterday. While I am not pleased with the Congresswoman's vote, I am not in the least bit surprised.

Bachmann coins herself as a fiscal conservative. She championed a "Taxpayers Bill of Rights" that have destroyed public education in Colorado but recieved little traction here in Minnesota.

We know Congresswoman Bachmann does not support any reduction in the monies pouring into Iraq. I understand her rationale, but do not trust it.

From her campaign website, she states, "I will work tirelessly to put hard earned money back in taxpayers' pockets - where it belongs - not in the hands of Washington bureaucrats."

What about the blatant waste, fraud, and abuse that has occurred in Iraq?

Bloomberg reports!

Representative Henry Waxman, kicking off hearings on government contracting, questioned former Ambassador L. Paul Bremer today on what happened to as much as $12 billion in unaccounted-for cash spent when he was in charge of rebuilding Iraq.

$12 billion is missing? What?

Waxman's report said as much as $12.7 billion in cash from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, sent to Iraq during Bremer's watch between May 2003 and June
2004, was unaccounted for.
More than a billion dollars a month came up missing? Where was the oversight? Accountability?

Tax cuts for the rich and billions for corporations without any sort of accountability?

Where are the values that these Republicans ran on? Just curious if it's just a campaign thing...

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