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Ineptitude by Design

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Eric Martin has a fantastic post on Walter Reed and the Bush administration:

The fiscal policy has centered around the goal of redistributing money to the wealthiest Americans through a series of multi-trillion dollar tax cuts, and it has been wildly successful. Credit where due. There have been some unfortunate side effects necessitated by this massive diversion of resources, such as underfunding the VA/military hospital system, but this was anticipated and not the result of “incompetence.” Similarly, we should recognize that the widespread problems with this health care system won’t go away without a restructuring of fiscal priorities. Holding a certain number of military officials accountable, and working to streamline the bureacratic processes that are contributing to some of the problems, are worthwhile goals but not nearly sufficient to rectify the situation.

Shrill. Oh, so shrill.

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