Monday, August 28, 2006

Bush Presidency by the numbers: 99.5% corrupt

From AP via ABC News:

One year after Katrina, large areas of New Orleans remain virtually uninhabitable with piles of debris and wrecked cars.

Only $117 million in at least $25 billion in federal aid has reached the city, while federal investigators determined that roughly $2 billion in taxpayer money was wasted in no-bid contracts and disaster aid to people who did not need the help.

Let's see, that's $25 billion in federal aid, $117 million actually got where it was needed, that means.... duh, 99.5% of the money went to Bush cronies as corruption and 0.5% of the money actually reached the people who needed it.

Yessiree, that's the Bush Presidency in a nutshell: 99.5% corrupt. I mean, even Imelda Marcos with her closets full of shoes wasn't *this* corrupt, this is beyond 3rd world levels of corruption, this is just an astounding level of corruption beyond any I've ever heard of anywhere. I think this surpasses even President Ullysses S. Grant's record for Presidential corruption. But US Grant had an excuse -- he spent most of his Presidency passed out drunk. Dear Leader has no such excuse. Or does he?!

-- Badtux the "Can we call him corrupt, now?" Penguin


  1. Sure, I was calling him corrupt before he ever became Pres-nut

  2. So you're saying the Presidency is .5% honest. Really, that much. That's higher then I would've guessed.

  3. Well, Nick, nobody's perfect. Even when it comes to being a corrupt wanna-be dictator. :-).


  4. I was calling Bush corrupt before most people knew who he was. About 2 months into his presidency, I think.

  5. i can tolerate good old fashioned "honest graft" ala Boss Tweed, or Richard J. Daley. At least they understood that for a political machine to endure they had to work. Under the Boss, if you had a problem you went to your "ward heeler" and your problem was handled. Under Daley,
    Chicago worked. The blind looting that goes on without even a thin veneer of competance to shield it amazes and disgusts me. The old school southern populists like the longs would be disgusted too.

  6. BT, you might find this Bush Resume' very interesting. Scary, when it's all compiled together.

  7. the dollar amounts of 117m getting to the people in need of the 25b and 2b being a complete waste??? Yes, according to several news reports, it is true.


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