Friday, February 9, 2007

Daily Show slams Bremer for $12 billion in lost cash

On Thursday's Daily Show, Jon Stewart lampooned former US Iraq consul Paul Bremer -- who somehow managed to lose $12 billion in cash. Said Democrat Henry Waxman (D-CA) of the US effort to send so much money to Iraq, "To do that, the Federal Reserve Bank had to pack 281 million individual bills... This money, mainly $100 bills was packed into bricks and each brick was worth $400,000 each... The cash weighed more than 363 tons."

Stewart jokes that the US must have flown "dipped in gold" cargo planes into the sun.
CLICK HERE or gotta see this...Stewart is SO good!

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.