Breaking: Nation distracted by something shiny

February 23, 2007

…causing it to ignore grievous injustice in proposed budget. Hat tip to Brian at Plunderbund for pointing out Matt Taibbi’s Alternet piece, Maybe We Deserve to Be Ripped Off by Bush’s Billionaires.

While America obsessed about Brittany’s shaved head, Bush offered a budget that offers $32.7 billion in tax cuts to the Wal-Mart family alone, while cutting $28 billion from Medicaid.

Read the rest here. Yeah, I know this isn’t nearly as fascinating as the latest from Britney Spears, but it kinda matters, ya know?

Maybe if we found a way to tie Britney into the story. Or “Brangelina”.

P.S. Contributors, please