Friday, September 23, 2005

The Role Of Government

Some of the rights' rhetoric against government would lead you to think no government would be preferable to having one. I see it more as what kind of government do you have. From President Kennedy:

"There are three great areas of our domestic affairs in which, today, there is a danger that illusion may prevent effective action. They are, first, the question of the size and the shape of government's responsibilities; secondly, the question of public fiscal policy; and third, the matter of confidence in America.".........
"How do we eradicate the barriers which separate substantial minorities of our citizens from access to education and employment on equal terms with the rest?"
"How can we make our free economy work at full capacity -- that is, provide adequate profits for enterprise, adequate wages for labor, and opportunity for all?".........

What is at stake in our economic decisions today is not some grand warfare of rival ideologies which will sweep the country with passion, but the practical management of a modern economy. What we need is not labels and clichés but more basic discussion of the sophisticated and technical questions involved in keeping a great economic machinery moving ahead."

When we all demand that the government be of, by and for the people again we will see a good government. Until then government will be a thing to be despised. A government run by some other interest.

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Blogger The Donkey said...

September 9, 2005
2005-078
Press Office: 202-712-4320
Public Information: 202-712-4810
www.usaid.gov

Contact: USAID Press Office

Detroit, MI – In a speech today to the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Natsios, Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch of www.IraqPartnership.org. This web site will help American citizens learn more about official U.S. assistance for Iraq and make contributions to high-impact development projects.
Project Needs and Beneficiaries

Iraqi schools need furniture and supplies. This project first works with teachers to determine their needs and then furnishes their classrooms with the appropriate furniture and school supplies.
Activities
Purchase and distribute new furnishing and supplies for classrooms in Iraqi elementary and high schools.
Expected Outcomes
Properly equipped classrooms help teachers educate future generations of Iraqis. Improving education in Iraq supports long-term economic opportunity and political stability in Iraq.
Message from the Project Leader
Years without adequate equipment hindered the educational experience in Iraq. This equipment will help children feel better about starting the new year and give them the tools they need to excel.
- Anonymous, Project Leader
Project Contact

Rory Donohoe,
Iraq Liaison
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20525-1000
United States
202-712-4810project picture
Assisting Iraqis With Disabilities

An extensive awareness campaign across the country targeting both people with disabilities and the general public in order to improve understanding and promote inclusion of people with disabilities. Learn more
Give Now Location: Iraq | Theme: Human Rights | Need: $2,000

Project Needs and Beneficiaries

Projects ranging from blackboards in schools to business training for Iraqi women. The Iraq Country Fund will ensure opportunities for those projects most in need.
Activities
The Iraq Country Fund ensures that more projects receive the funding they need to serve their communities.
Expected Outcomes
The goal of the fund is to provide donors with another high-impact giving opportunity without making them have to specify a project.
Message from the Project Leader
Many want to help but struggle to find the 'right' project to donate to. The Iraq Country Fund allows you to make a high-impact donation without committing to a certain project.
- Anonymous, Project Leader
Project Contact

Rory Donohoe,
Iraq Liaison
US Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
United States
202-712-4810

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Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600

Mark Townsend in Houston
Sunday September 25, 2005
The Observer

An extraordinary appeal to Americans from the Bush administration for money to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq has raised only $600.

The Bush supporters need to step it up.

1:29 AM, September 25, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

The USAID Mission in Iraq carries out programs in education, health care, food security, infrastructure reconstruction, airport and seaport management, economic growth, community development, local governance, and transition initiatives.

The USAID Mission in Iraq implements programs in four strategic areas:

1. Restoring Essential Infrastructure
2. Supporting Essential Health and Education
3. Expanding Economic Opportunity
4. Improving Efficiency and Accountability of Government

The Donkey knows of another Government that needs help. The Donkey needs a drink. Will George share his bottle?

1:37 AM, September 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are all the billions going that Congress appropriated? While we live under the Bush administration, WHY should we believe any money we send anywhere will actually get to the people? Did you all know that besides suspending the Davis/Bacon act, this administration is also allowing oil companies to hire more illegal aliens to work on their oil rigs?? Government of/by/for corporate interests is a big reason we have an immigration problem here. The corporations WANT these cheap and compliant immigrants working for them. This entire government is about profits for very rich people and investors and for corporations. When will Bush supporters finally see that??

I, for one, have no faith. Giving money to USAID would probably be better than giving it to anything run by Bush (if U.S. Aid has no ties with Bush) BUT, I am sick of having to give TWICE to get things done -- once through taxes, which mostly go to Halliburton -- and then privately. Where has all the private money for Katrina aid gone, for instance??

As far as donating for Katrina, If you donate at Albertsons, the company will MATCH your donations up to a million dollars. I think that is a good deal -- I get $2 given for the $1 I donate. Which is why I did not donate to the local fundraiser, but did donate at Albertson's. Sure, some corporate honcho could skim money there, too, but, I have more faith that they won't than that anyone more closely connected with the Bush administraion won't. Of course, for all I know the CEO of Albertson's plays golf with Bush.

btw, some Bush supporters showed us their brains yesterday at our protest. To put it more graphically, they mooned us.

We are going to continue to do this once a month or so, and we expect to see more supporters each time we do. We AIN'T going away!!

A lot of people honked and gave us thumbs up. We expect those who did to all to show up for the next demonstration.

Lonna

6:07 AM, September 25, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Lonna, some pics you may be interested in:

Slave States

Condi

IQ USA

Heaven's Gate

U.S. of Canada

That's all, for now. There's one in particular on the illegal alien thing that I'm looking for... will send it when I can find it.

10:07 PM, September 25, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Here it is.

I love this one.

One more.

10:40 PM, September 25, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Donkey, Does it confuse you like it does me that our government and the liberal media are willing to support spending unlimited money in a foregin country to do all these thing but as soon as America needs some we have to talk about cutting poor peoples drug benefit? Makes you think something is up? Maybe they can make a bigger profit over there?

7:11 PM, September 26, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Lonna, if you can get some girls to moon us I'm there!!!!

7:13 PM, September 26, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Typical male. LMAO.

8:52 PM, September 26, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

Ron,

The Donkey gets confused because the government knows what is important:
1. Restoring Essential Infrastructure
2. Supporting Essential Health and Education
3. Expanding Economic Opportunity
4. Improving Efficiency and Accountability of Government

If the USA would read their own policies, we could move forward. What is good government in Iraq is good government here.

10:54 PM, September 26, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

10-4

11:38 PM, September 26, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Naughty Ron. You say you oppose this war, but will only show up to oppose it to look at girls' naked derriers. Too bad, you are fighting with Maniac. He could tell you how to get the program he has where he has actual moving photos of strippers on screen while he's doing other things. Then you could watch while you protested on the blog. Smile face.

2:54 PM, September 27, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Ron has not answered my last post. Is he embarrassed? I was just teasin' a little. I thought you could take it, Ron. (smile face)

2:14 PM, September 30, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

dcat, I can take it.:-) I fine the female form to be among the most wonderful gifts to men. Yep, I like'em!

6:29 PM, September 30, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

BUT, do you like the form of brains, too? lol.

10:03 AM, October 01, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Well, OK. At least you're one we didn't lose to the gay side (unlike Richard Chamberlain-SOB. ) Smile face. (Also, despite what you think women don't all look for Brad Pitts with red corvettes-give us a little credit.)

5:21 PM, October 01, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Explanation on last comment-
Relates to conversation Ron had with Frank on the show a while back re: how Brad Pitt was really handsome (true) and all the women loved him (partly true) and how guys like Ron and Frank couldn´t get any women because of it (have met Ron and don´t believe this, either).
Guys should talk. They´re the ones who all think they should have Angelina Jolies or Jessica Simpsons even when they´re 60 years old, bald, and weigh 300 lb.
Anyway, still think Richard Chamberlain was gorgeous even in "The Thorn Birds". Doesn´t seem fair that he was wasted on GUYS! It does seem like a lot of really good looking guys are gay or enter the priesthood. Just an observation, as looks aren´t MY No. 1 priority.

5:31 PM, October 03, 2005  

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