...It is the sort of thing upon which a really bad Hollywood movie can be made. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) has pushed for accountability and helped create the Wartime Contracting Commission, an oversight board. Despite Senator McCaskill’s exceptional efforts, it is too little too late. The time to do something is when Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld cooked up that lie that took us into that war in the first place and then totally and completely mishandled it because they used the war as a basis toset up slush funds topay off their corones and grant political favors. As Senator McCaskill Said,
“You had no oversight, chaos and breathtaking sums of money. And over all of that was the notion that failure was O.K. It doesn’t get any better for criminals than that set of circumstances.”
The responsibility for the waste of this enormous amount of money falls squarely on the shoulders of Republicans who were then in control of Congress like John McCain (R-Az), John Boehner (R-Oh), and Eric Cantor (R-Va), among many others. So excuse me for not taking them too seriously when they question President Obama’s fiscal responsibility in trying to pass a stimulus to get this country back to work.
The House Repuglicans aren't about cutting spending to lower the national debt, they are about 'changing the PLACES government money IS SPENT.' It is a change in spending priorities accompanied by rhetoric and nothing more.
The electorate shot themselves in the foot.