News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part II
Staggering Debt to Burden Our Children & Grandchildren
PT. II - HOME PAGE
PT. II - CONTENTS
BUSH and the MEDIA
CIVIL RIGHTS
-- Gay Rights
THE ECONOMY
-- The Real Deficit
---- Deficit Lies
-- International Debt
---- Children Will Pay
-- Tax Cut Con Game
---- Tax-Cut Lies
------ to Small Business
---- Phony Benefits
---- Hurting States
---- Why Accepted?
---- Cuts Will Backfire
-- Low-Tax Mania
-- Move toward Flat Tax
-- Corp. Tax Dodgers
-- Corporate Welfare
---- Halliburton
-- The SUV Boondoggle
-- Unemploym't Worse
------ Comp. Denied
---- Jobs Not Created
-- Widespread Poverty
-- False Recovery
-- Stock Market
EDUCATION
-- Texas Sch. Scandals
-- Broken Promises
-- Abandoned Youth
-- College Aid Cut
-- Aid to Rich Colleges
-- Textbooks Censored
-- Acad. Freedom Denied
ELECTRONIC VOTING -- --- A Crucial Issue
ENERGY
-- Monstrous Bill
---- Allows Blackouts
---- Bi-Part. Oppos'n
-- New Energy Bill
ENVIRONMENT
-- Bush's "Eco-Speak"
---- How to Tell Lies
-- Crimes v. Nature
---- Air Pollution
---- Global Warming
---- Ozone Depletion
---- Chemical Hazards
---- Loss of Wildlife
-- States Combat Bush
---- Power Plant Suits
-- Pension Funds, Too
LABOR ISSUES
-- Worker Safety
-- Real Jobless Stats
-- Overtime in Danger
--"Productivity"
PUBLIC HEALTH
-- Poor Ranking
-- Privatized Socialism
-- Health Insurance
---- The Uninsured
------ Middle Class
-- Cost of Drugs
-- Medicare
---- A Cynical Bill
---- Favoring HMOs
---- $$ to Drug Co.s
---- Bait and Switch
---- AARP Sells Out
---- Bullying to Win
---- Australian Critique
---- Some Good News
-- Chill on Research
TRANSPORTATION
-- Amtrak
-- Mars vs. Amtrak
WAR OF IDEAS
-- Use of Language
WAR on TERROR
--'Enemy Combatants'
-- Ultra-Secret Trials
-- Homeland Insecurity
---- Funds Miss Needs
WAR on CIVIL RIGHTS
-- FBI Prying Grows
---- Targeting Protests
------ & Anti-Bush Talk
-- Computer Privacy
-- Patriot Act
---- Excesses
------ Cure - SAFE Act
---- Dangers
---- Author's Fear
---- Librarians' Warning
--"Patriot Act II"
---- Death for Protest?
---- Sneak Enactments
-- CAPPS II
---- GAO Criticisms
---- EFF Concerns
-- Guantanamo
---- Conditions
---- Legal Status
---- UK Judge's Blast
-- Torture Condoned
---- Canadian's Ordeal
-- Yousef Yee
WAR on SCIENCE
-- Scientists Accuse
---- Admin. Can't Deny
WAR on WOMEN
-- Abortion Truths
-- Notorious Photo
WAR on WORKING FAMILIES

"Today, America's children do not have a political action committee or influential lobbyists, or even a vote. They are dependent instead upon our integrity and our conscience.
 
"Forget class warfare: This is generational warfare by the mature upon the defenseless young whom we profess to love. Let it not be said of us that we were unable to forego just one more tax break for millionaires to give our own kids a fairer and brighter future." 
--Mark Shields

CNN.com

Let the children pay

By Mark Shields
Creators Syndicate

Monday, February 3, 2003

The complete article is currently (3/27/04) available on the CNN website at-- http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/02/03/column.shields.opinion.children/

Opening words--

WASHINGTON (Creators Syndicate) --President George W. Bush was, to recall an earlier construction of his from the campaign, "unequivocable" when he said, "We will not deny, we will not ignore, we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, other presidents, other generations."

That may all turn out to be true about occupying downtown Baghdad, filling Grandpa's Viagra prescription and even driving a hydrogen-powered car. But on one important "problem" -- that of who will pay for the administration's ambitious agenda -- the burden and the bill, make no mistake, are being passed directly to the next generation. ...

Mark Shields, nationally known columnist and commentator, is the moderator of CNN's The Capital Gang

2004 Cable News Network LP, LLLP.

 
 
 
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http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/02/03/column.shields.opinion.children

 
 
 
 
 
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