“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Monday, May 24, 2004

War = $$ for the Bush Family

Exactly how much money has the Bush family made personally from this war?

Uncle William works for EASI, which gets $400 million in defense contracts a year. His stock options are worth about $3 million or $4000 per dead US soldier (750).

President Bush (41), until fall 2003 worked for Carlyle which gets $2 billion a year (With a 'B') in taxpayer defense money and just sold $335 million in stock or $45, 000 per dead US soldier (750). How much did Poppy Bush get, and how much will Dubya inherit?

Brother Marvin Bush works for Winston Partners which gets $327 million in taxpayer defense money per year or $43, 600 per dead US soldier. How much is his piece worth?

Brother Neil gets a $60, 000 a year consulting fee with New Bridge Strategies, a firm that helps set up contracts in Iraq.

War is good for the whole Bush family!