One of the best letters to an editor I’ve ever seen. She asks all the right questions, then ends her letter with a real zinger. Bravo! And now we can add to this list the fact that Bush has admitted in his own stupid autobiography that he personally approved water torture, a criminal act. Do Americans give a shit? Take a guess.
November 3, 2010
Where was outrage over things before health care?
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a president.
You didn’t get mad when Dick Cheney allowed energy company officials to dictate energy policy and push us to invade Iraq. Or when a covert CIA operative got outed. Or when the Patriot Act got passed. Or when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. Or when we spent $800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war. Or when George W. Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than previous 42 presidents. Or when over $10 billion in cash just disappeared in Iraq. Or when you found out they were torturing people. Or when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country. Or when we didn’t catch Osama bin Laden. Or when Bush rang up $10 trillion in combined budget and current account deficits. Or when you saw horrible conditions at Walter Reed. Or when we let a major city drown. Or when we gave more people who had more money than they could spend over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.
You didn’t get mad when 200,000 Americans died because they didn’t have health care insurance. Or when lack of oversight and regulations caused U.S. citizens to lose $12 trillion in investments, retirement and home values.
Now you get mad because a black man was elected president and tries to ensure that we can see a doctor when we are sick.
via The Maui News