Friday, April 06, 2007

Bachmann's Comptroller General interview

Indeed it was the worst 3 hours in the history of radio.

Back in the day, when I was on active duty, we would strain our little hand held radios trying to get something over the airwaves, something to listen to. Whether it was out in the Mojave Desert, the middle of no where in Central Washington, Germany, or South Korea, we consistently strained to get something over Armed Forces Radio or other stations.

Had I gotten yesterday's KTLK show back then, I would have thrown my radio under my Bradley track and taken it out with 28 tons of fun.

But I digress...

Yesterday, the privileged Congresswoman, and she said it was here deepest privilege to do the Jason Lewis show, interviewed Comptroller General David Walker. He spoke of the fiscal nightmare that will face this nation if we do not control government spending, specifically towards entitlements and health care.

They failed to point out that while revenue has increased, spending during the compassionate conservative tenure of W has increased significantly more.

Bachmann failed to discuss Walker's discussion that "The most serious threat to the United States is not someone hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or Pakistan…but our own fiscal irresponsibility."

She beat around the Bush on the issue, but failed to ask the Comptroller General specifically about those comments.

Perhaps its because she's a chickenhawk herself.

And what about the Comptrollers words about the waste, fraud, and abuse in Iraq?
David M. Walker, comptroller general of the GAO, Congress' auditing arm, said his agency has been pointing out problems for years, only to be largely ignored or given lip service with little result.

``There is no accountability,'' Walker said. ``Organizations charged with overseeing contracts are not held accountable. Contractors are not held accountable. The individuals responsible are not held accountable.''

``People should be rewarded when they do a good job. But when things don't go right, there have to be consequences,'' he said

Imagine that, $10 billion missing and the Comptroller General gets lip service from the Bushies.

Bachmann simply used the Comptroller General to feed her Taxpayer Bill of Rights fetish. This guy could have told us so much more too!

1 comment:

Bil said...

Thanks Blue Man.
Bachmann is a sissyhawk like most of the Bush2 admin, tough talk and send kids to do their fighting. Michele Bachmann particularly hides beind a religion she doesn't even understand. Jesus would kick her butt, forgive her and fix her.