Saturday, January 01, 2005

Shame = $310 million

"President Bush announced today a ninefold increase in emergency aid to stricken areas of Asia, bringing the federal government's commitment to $350 million, and he said the United States would probably add more resources as the scope of what he called an "epic disaster" became clearer."
"Mr. Bush's action is the second time this week that the United States committed more funds to the effort, and it came after mounting criticism that the president, who has stayed on his 1,600-acre ranch all week and spoken publicly about the disaster once, had reacted too slowly."
He may be the worst US President ever, but George W. Bush does understand national shame.

I don't care which emotion informed this, an extra $310 million is a good start!


4 Comments:

Blogger weezil said...

Soon as someone informed Shrubbo via the hump on his back that Asia is somewhat bigger than Texas, the ante was upped.

With this $350m commitment, the US now spends .0102% of its GDP on foreign aid and not just a paltry .01%.

3:03 pm  
Blogger Boondoggler said...

Suki

Yer blog is listing to port.

Just thought I'd let you know.

Happy New Year.

b

6:09 pm  
Blogger suki said...

BOONDOGGLER, ever since I've had this Coxswain's licence I hoped that would happen.
Portside is the only side to be on...
Wishing you (and all of us) calm, sailable waters for the new year.
Suki

6:36 pm  
Blogger Rantz said...

Port? Did I hear someone say, "Port? As long as it's "pre-1981 (i.e. 23+ years old) I'll have a glass.

Or three.

10:17 am  

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