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Evil Party Moral Values (pt 13)

The Department of State reminds American citizens that the U.S. government does not provide no-cost transportation but does have the authority to provide repatriation loans to those in financial need. For the portion of your trip directly handled by the U.S. Government we will ask you to sign a promissory note and we will bill you at a later date. In a subsequent message, when we have specific details about the transporation arrangments, we will inform you about the costs you will incur.

--The government of the United States of America.

American Citizen? Stuck in a warzone? Your government will be happy to get you out of there if you're willing to pay for it.

What, you expected that your taxes might pay for something like this? Silly; if the government provided services to the non-rich, then how could it make well-connected friends of the B*sh junta wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice? If you wanted your government to defend you, you picked the wrong country. Perhaps Canada? Ooops, sorry, we've replaced the folgers crystals in that government with neocon dogshit, so I guess you're just completely shit out of luck!

Perhaps you'll choose to be a billionaire in your next life, and then the US government will happy to get you out of a warzone for free.