The money’s (not) there

Someone found my blog today by googling the search term “Nathan Myers Fannie Mae.”  As random as that search is, it connected me to an important question I asked in this this post September 17, 2008,

“How is it that any time we talk about safeguarding Social Security or national health care, we’re told, “The money’s not there,” when in the last couple weeks, the government has extended hundreds of billions of dollars of loans to wealthy Wall Street firms?”

I think I would ask a similar amended question today,

“How is it that any time we talk about safeguarding Social Security or national health care or public education or assistance for poor people, we’re told “The money’s not there,” when in the past week, we’ve spent over 1 billion dollars dropping bombs on Libya?”

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