February 10, 2005

Don't forget Poland! President Bush has apparently taken his own advice, but not with a Hallmark card. He wants to give them 1 hundred milllllliion dollars. Bush is asking Congress for $400 million to "assist nations which have taken political and economic risks." In other words, our war buddies. Other countries out there take note. When the U.S. invades Iran, join in, and you too could have some cold hard cash coming your way.

According to the NYT, the FAA received 52 warnings prior to 9/11 from their own security experts that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations. Why are we just finding about this now? The Bush administration blocked the public release of the full, classified version of the report for more than 5 months.

The president's salary is $400,000, and the vice president's is $181,400. But how much do the rest of the White House staff earn? Press Secretary McClellan and Senior Advisor Karl Rove make $157,000. Others don't do quite that well. Writer Moira Dawson and Research Assistant John Powell earn $30,000/yr. [Full list]

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At 9:45 AM, Blogger Dave said...

That NYT article on the FAA is pretty interesting for sure.


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