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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Partying Hard on the Homeland Security Dime

posted by Mike at 1/11/2005 10:48:00 AM

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The Bush Administration has refused to reimburse the city of Washington D.C. for $11.9 million in expenses related to Bush's upcoming 2005 inauguration. (Lest you think this is an unusual request, it is traditional for the government to reimburse Washington for expenses relating to the Inauguration.)

They've instructed Washington to take it out of the $240 million earmarked for the city's homeland security.

Let's just clarify that, shall we? They're saying, "Pay for the President's party out of money we gave you to make your city safer."

You know, it's this kind of news story that we seem to hear time and time again about the Bush Administration. And it's this kind of news story that just continually blows my mind.

L'etat, c'est moi.