Anyone But Bush NOTD – 3/25/2004
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By KellyMc - Last updated: Thursday, March 25, 2004 - Save & Share - One Comment

Today’s reason: bypassing the process.

Social Security and Medicare were mandates of the people. They were prepared by a president. They were passed in the House and Senate, and voted into law. The process was followed to create these institutions, but Bush is determined to kill these and other programs off through financial attrition without public acknowldgement of his goals. In fact, he continues to mislead the public expressing continued support for the programs while enacting budget programs that ensure financial ruin. The Bush administration barely conceals this plan so that only the inquisitive can see their true destination. Anyone who scratches the surface of close supporter and consulting strategist “Grover Norquist”:http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Grover_Norquist will be amazed at the harm they intend for the government, and by consent anyone who relies on the government for support.

bq. “Cutting the government in half in one generation is both an ambitious and reasonable goal,” Norquist stated in May 2000. “If we work hard we will accomplish this and more by 2025. Then the conservative movement can set a new goal. I have a recommendation: To cut government in half again by 2050.”

This is part of a continuing theme with Bush from “No Child Left Behind underfunding”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22397-2004Mar24.html and [“weaking states through cut funds”:http://www.cbpp.org/10-22-03sfp4.htm#_ftnref5]. Saying one thing to the media, then not delivering the goods on the backside. They seem incapable of presenting their ideas in a straight-forward and honest fashion and letting the public decide how the government should be run.

If the Conservative agenda is to kill or completely change Social Security and Medicare, then present it as such publicly. If the goal of cutting state funds and education funds is to change the flow of monies, then announce that goal in the light of day. Too many supporters of the Neo-Con and Bush agendas will admit that they want to remove these programs and change the way taxes are gathered and used — but they won’t hold their leaders accountable for the honesty of presenting these ideas.

The GOP, starting at Bush and Tom Delay, on through the state leaders of the Texas House and Senate have decided that ramming through their agenda using barely legal methods, avoiding public comment or even public recognition is the way to do business when you’re on top. Today this suits them well, but they are setting a precedent for the liberals to follow when the pendulum swings the other way.

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One Response to “Anyone But Bush NOTD – 3/25/2004”

Comment from KMc
Time April 2, 2004 at 10:37 am

This fetus protection business goes along similar lines, I think. Sure, we should punish such acts. And I can see how some people would love the chance to dole out double death penalties. But come on Bush, don’t piss on my head and tell me it’s raining:


Democrats, civil liberties groups and abortion-rights lobbyists regard the law as part of a conservative strategy to lay groundwork for a challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, by establishing that fetuses have separate rights. The president and congressional Republicans deny any link.

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