Friday, February 17, 2006

Charity Starts at Home?

Sometimes I feel so lonely. Am I the only one bothered because condi is asking for $75 million for Iraq and some of it will be used to help Iraqi students study abroad? At the same time shrub is cutting student loans to American students?

OK, I'm lazy. Find the links to these facts for yourself. Sorry. I'll try to do better.

If you find the info, let me know and I'll update with your links.

(Update) Found a quote and link at Forbes.
The money, to be included in a supplemental 2006 budget request the White House is expected to send to Congress as early as this week, will be used for radio and satellite television broadcasting and for programs to help Iranians study abroad, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because Rice had not yet announced the request.

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(update) And this from the Chicago Tribune.
Bush also wants to cut spending on "discretionary" programs—those other than entitlements—outside of defense, such as $3.5 billion in education cuts that include a limit on federally guaranteed student loans.


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