Friday, August 31, 2007

Security? What Security?

"...The Bush administration has decided to sharply scale back its plan to screen U.S. foreign aid contractors around the globe for potential terrorism connections, deciding instead to begin with a pilot program involving aid recipients in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip before expanding it worldwide.

The decision, announced Tuesday at a meeting of U.S. officials and representatives of nonprofit groups, was made after lawmakers and several large aid organizations said that the global screening requirements were onerous and unwarranted. An official of the U.S. Agency for International Development had earlier promised to defer the program, which initially was to have taken effect Monday." (source)

Can we possibly take the millions of tax dollars spent on formula for WIC recipients and use it for security and military benefits please?! There is no need for this complete waste of tax payer's money when every woman has free formula right on her chest...Billions would also be saved in secondary benefits. Let's cut some pork and take care of priorities, even if it means forcing people to do the right thing.

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