In a selfless act – putting his money where his mouth has been for some time – George Bush has announced that he will donate the thousands of dollars that his tax cuts have put into his own pocket towards better supplies of equipment to troops in Iraq. When President Bush learned that insufficient resources were available to properly supply the troops on the front lines of the war for democracy (“the Pentagon announced last week that it missed its self-imposed deadline of April 1st for fielding adequate numbers of uparmored Humvees to protect all U.S. troops”), he realized that tax cuts during war time were the goals of a party that favored money over freedom and did NOT share the values of the average American.
In a surprising and stirring announcement befitting a War Time President, George Bush made the following announcement:
“It’s time for all who benefit from high oil prices and no-bid defense contracts brought about by the Iraq war to contribute that money back to support the troops. That’ what it’s all about isn’t it? Supporting the troops? How does cutting taxes during war time help our troops get the equipment they still don’t have after all these years of war? How come we still can’t budget this war into the yearly budget process? It’s because we always have to blur the costs to keep up these tax cuts.
This fiscal and moral insanity has to end. The country must decide if our foremost goal is supporting the troops and spreading democracy OR to cut taxes for the oppressed and deprived rich people of America. WE CAN’T DO BOTH”
This is the first time President Bush has announced any personal sacrifice on his own part for the war on Iraq (other than thinking about it every day). The galvanizing effect of the President actually making a sacrifice himself is expected to have a tremendous effect on uniting America.
George Bush had a follow-up statement: “I am proud to announce that both my daughters have signed up to join our troops and will be deployed to Iraq at the soonest possible time after training. I am a proud father today and proud that my family is ready to contribute OUR efforts alongside so many working class Americans who have already sacrificed so much for my war in Iraq.”