Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Dick Cheney's Energy Bill................When this cartoon was initially drawn, the "Iowa Child" that is pictured was left out of the bill. The "Iowa Child" is a plan to build an Indoor Rainforest in Coralville,Iowa. Senator Charles Grassley,Republican Chair of some well connected finance committees was able to shuffle the plan onto another bill, claiming how the project is good for the ecomomy,etc. If the plan is such a great idea, why are we giving tax money to private groups to build this stuff. Meanwhile, the city council in Coralville has seized land from private small businesses in order to build a hotel and conference center near the Rainforest project.Can you smell the corruption?