Tuesday, September 14, 2004

You Break It, You Own It

Remember when Colin Powell told Bush (regarding Iraq) "you break it, you own it?" Well, apparently Al Franken brought that up on his show Monday. But according to this post from the diaries on Daily Kos, Franken might have used the opportunity to elaborate on that phrase:

"Mr. President, Colin Powell told you about this war that 'if you break it, you own it.' And now you're going around talking about an 'ownership society.' Well, Mr. President, let me tell you what you own. A million jobs lost. You own that. A thousand soldiers lost. You own that. 1.4 million new people living below the poverty line. You own that. 1.2 million less people covered by health insurance. You own that. A seventeen percent medicare increase. You own that. Health care costs skyrocketing. You own that. The tax burden increasing amongst the middle class. You own that. Mr. President, if you want to talk about an ownership society, let's talk about what you own."

And I would add that we no longer trust you to fix what you've broken, so we're gonna move on and elect someone who can.


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