News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part I a
Bills in Congress Doctored to Finance Bush Campaign
PT. I a - HOME PAGE
PT. I a - CONTENTS
--- BUSH-HATERS?
GEORGE BUSH
--- No Mandate!
--- Basic Dishonesty
--- Documented Lies
------ And More Lies
------ on Education
------ on Small Bus.
------ On Medicare
--- Limited Worldview
--- Arrogance
--- Ignorance
--- Real Agendas
--- Anti-Choice Dogma
--- 20 Questions
THE RADICAL RIGHT
------ Relig. Oppos'n
--- John Ashcroft
--- Dick Cheney
--- Spreading AIDS
--- 10 Commandments
--- Far-Right Terrorists
WAR AGAINST WOMEN
--- Global Gag Rule
THE RADICAL RIGHT . . is ANTI-REPUBLICAN
........says a Republican
--- Conservative Revolt
CONSERVATIVE BIAS in the MEDIA
------ Fox Network
--- Liberals Fight Back
--- Now, Liberal Radio
------ Al F. vs. Rush L.
------ Timing Is Ripe
BUSH ADMINISTRAT'N
--- 50 Lies of Admin.
------ Pt. 1. Strategy
------ Pt. 2. Language
------ Pt. 3. Targets
------ Pt. 4. Programs
--- Inflexibility
--- Secretiveness
------ EPA and FDA
--- Orwellian Aspects
--- Demoniz'g Oppon'ts
--- Silencing Democrats
--- Corporate Influence
--- Not Protect'g Public
------ Few Regulations
--- Destroying Medicare
--- Attacking Unions
--- Bad Fiscal Policy
------ Deficit Lies
--- Looting the Future
--- Iraq Policies
------ "Fog Machine"
--- Radio Free Europe
--- Wilson Leak
------ Swept Under Rug
--- "Compassionate"??
BUSH ADMINISTRATION is ANTI- STATES' RIGHTS
--- Environment
--- Church vs. State
--- Gay Marriage
--- Predatory Lenders
BUSH ADMIN. vs. SCIENCE
DEPT. of AGRICULTURE
-- Mad Cow Disease
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
--- Illegally Influenced
FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION
--- Corruption in FDA
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
--- Anti States' Rights
------ Assisted Suicide
------ Death Penalty
--- Overriding Judges
-- Now, Secret Trials
FEDERAL BUREAU of INVESTIGATION
--- Surveillance
--- vs. Bush Opponents
BUSH AND THE COURTS
--- Judge Choice Crucial
------ Judicial Nominees
------ Republican Lies
--- Ashcroft Interferes
--- Expand DNA Dbase?
2004 CAMPAIGN
--- Financing Tricks
--- Corruption in Cong.
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"The bill will help Bush in 2004 because Bush is trying to raise a nearly limitless pool of money to run his campaign and flood us with those attack ads. And grateful Big Pharma execs will now line up to reinvest a small portion of their new windfalls on another four years of their best buddy. One percent of one year's extra profits would come to about an extra $14 million over what they were already planning to contribute. (Multiply that by every industry Bush is in a position to help.)"  --Geov Parrish, WorkingForChange.com

WorkingForChange.com
11.26.03


Money for nothing
New bill reforming Medicare raises Big Pharma's profits at cost of seniors' lives
Geov Parrish

[To see the complete article, click on-- http://www.workingforchange.com/printitem.cfm?itemid=16064

Excerpt--

Tis the season to be greedy.

Tra la-la-la-la, la la, la, la.

One of the most maddening aspects ofAmerican      media during any political campaign season is our tendency to cover even the most serious legislative or societal news through the lens of how it might affect candidates' election chances. This so-called "horse race" reporting usually comes at the expense of what actually happened, and how it will affect people. It's easier and "sexier" -- although not particularly relevant -- to guess what might happen at the ballot box.

Never has this syndrome been on fuller display than in the coverage of yesterday's presidential signing of a bill extending prescription drug coverage -- sort of -- to Medicare-eligible seniors and the disabled. The bill stinks to high heaven, but all we could hear about was whether its passage would help George Bush in 2004. ...  

http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=16064 See more in the Geov Parrish archives.

 Geov Parrish is a Seattle-based columnist and reporter for Seattle Weekly, In These Times and Eat the State! He writes the daily Straight Shot for WorkingForChange.

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from the November 28, 2003 edition

The best politics money can buy

By Daniel Schorr

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Excerpt--

WASHINGTON - The Congressional debates about energy and Medicare illustrate how far the institutions of the pork barrel and the lobbyist have come.

The pork barrel is no longer simply a favor like a post office in a congressman's home district. Today it can involve huge monetary favors to political supporters. The lobbyist, once someone who patrolled the lobbies to buttonhole legislators, has graduated to big K Street firms, deploying campaign money along with arguments. ...

All of this reminds me of the book my late friend Philip Stern wrote 15 years ago. It was titled "The Best Congress Money Can Buy." Today, he might write a sequel, "The Best White House Money Can Buy."

Daniel Schorr is a senior news analyst at National Public Radio.

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