Ted Rall for January 07, 2002
As the war moves on to wherever, Americans are pitching in for a better tomorrow. Kevin Jackson doesn't know it yet, but he's giving up his college education to pay for the bombing of Tora Bora, Afghanistan! (Man: Without Kevin's sacrifice, we might never have caught Osama Bin Laden. Thanks, you hero you!) Rachel Keller will die of cancer. Why? To help fund the airline bailout! (Woman: What's the use of a national health plan if you can't fly to see your doctor? Felicia Patterson hasn't even been born yet, but she'll be raped by a prematurely released mental patient- so the rich can get their tax cut! (Voice: Sure it's inconvenient but we'll never defeat terrorism unless we have the right budget priorities.) Robert Lebon won't hesitate to take a 0.3% reduction in investment income- look out, Saddam! (Man : This is America. Dammit! We're all in this together! Anyway, the tax cut more than covers it.