March 20, 2005

What's Going On? - The Border Con Game
Can Bush reach a critical mass of Mexicans before the people figure out what he's up to?

Part of the plan. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and President George W. Bush.
Border Con Game -- by Glenn Spencer
    On February 8, 2005, Bill O'Reilly of Fox news reported that President George W. Bush's new budget called for a 90% reduction in the number of Border Patrol Agents originally planned for in the intelligence overhaul bill signed in December 2004. O'Reilly asked, "What's going on?"
    This is what is going on: George Bush is playing "Good cop, bad cop" with the U.S. Senate. Bush slashes the budget for agents, thus making him very unpopular with the public. But he doesn't care about that. He isn't running for office again. On the other hand the Senate does care about public opinion, so it jumps in and restores the original budget. The public shouts, "hurray, we won!"
    Not so fast: You didn't win.

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