News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part II
Bush's Energy Bill Leaves No Lobbyist Behind
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

' With un-senatorial pithiness, GOP Sen. John McCain has labeled the energy bill the "Hooters and Polluters" act, and -- rephrasing a presidential cliché about education -- the "Leave No Lobbyist Behind Bill." '
 
 
 

Seattle Post-Intelligencer - In The Northwest

The energy bill would be a hoot if it wasn't so sad

Friday, November 21, 2003

By JOEL CONNELLY
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER COLUMNIST

The complete article is currently (3/29/04) available from the Seattle P-I website. Click on-- http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/printer2/index.asp?ploc=b&refer=http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/connelly/149238_joel21.html [found through a Google search on the same date]

Opening words--

If you ever wondered whether Congress was being run by boobs, consider that a tax credit tucked away in the 1,400-page House-passed energy bill will subsidize the opening of a Hooters restaurant in Bossier City, La.

The chain's trademark buxom waitresses will serve up finger food in the $180 million "Louisiana Riverwalk," which is being underwritten by taxpayers to "showcase futuristic energy systems." The Riverwalk's main drawing card will be a live alligator exhibit.

The gators and Hooters girls are a pet project of Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La., chairman of the House Energy Committee and one of a tiny group of Republican lawmakers who crafted the energy legislation behind closed doors. ...

[The author goes on to list many of the most outrageous features of the energy bill.]


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