News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part II
Contents of Pt. II - Domestic Issues
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


Theodore Roosevelt

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
  --  Theodore Roosevelt                           http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/1730

 
For reasons of space, the original website has been expanded onto several web addresses:

Pt. I a - Bush, His Administration, and the Radical Right ........................... Contents of Pt. I a

Pt. I b - Bush's Congress ........................................................... http://home.earthlink.net/~acisney6/index.html
Pt. II --- Domestic Issues (Civil Rights, Economy, etc.) ..... http://home.earthlink.net/~acisney2/id64.html
Pt. III -- Foreign Policies and Iraq ............................................ http://home.earthlink.net/~acisney3/id2.html
Pt. IV-- Electronic Voting - A Non-Partisan Issue .....................http://home.earthlink.net/~acisney4/
 
Also --- Kitsap County Anti-Bush Rallies  ......................... http://home.earthlink.net/~acisney5/id3.html 
 
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"BUSH HATERS?"..........................You Don't Have to Hate Bush to Think He's Terrible
--- TARGETED by FBI? ....................FBI Persecutes for Anti-Bush Remarks, Posters, Books

BUSH and the MEDIA .............. "News You Can't Use"

CIVIL RIGHTS ............................... [See also "War on Civil Rights" Below]
--- Gay Rights ..................................... Civil Unions for Gays Pose No Threat to America

THE ECONOMY ............................. Is the Economy Really Turning the Corner?
--- The Real Deficit .......................... Bush's Deficit Is Even Worse Than You Think 
------ Deficit Lies ..................................... How Admin Makes Deficit Look Smaller Than It Is 
--- International Debt ................... America's Huge International Debt Is a Risky Affair
--- Children Will Pay ....................... Staggering Debt to Burden Our Children & Grandchildren
--- Tax Cut Con Game ................... Paul Krugman Analyzes the Tax Cut Con
------ Tax-Cut Lies ................................. Financial Tricks Hide the Real Cost of Tax Cuts 
--------- to Small Business ..................... Bush Admin.Lied About Benefits for Small Bus.
------ Phony Benefits ............................ Bush's Tax Cuts Are an Expensive Fraud 
------ Hurting States ............................. Tax Cuts Threaten Programs and State Budgets
------ Why Accepted? ........................... Why Have Americans Accepted These Tax Cuts?
------ Cuts Will Backfire ...................... Tax Cuts as Stimulus Will Soon Backfire
--- Low-Tax Mania ............................"Starving the Beast" Can Destroy Gov't Services
--- Move toward Flat Tax ............ Sneak Moves to Flat Tax Hurt the Middle Class
--- Corp. Tax Dodgers .................... Bush Rewards Corporate Tax-Dodgers
--- Corporate Welfare .................... Corporate Taxes Are Already the Lowest in 20 Years
------ Halliburton ...................................... Corporate Interests Are Distorting U.S. Policies
--- The SUV Boondoggle ............... SUV Subsidies Cost $130 Million a Year in Revenue
--- Unemployment Worse ........... Real Joblessness Has Been Pushing 8%
--------- Comp. Denied................................ Milliions of Recent Jobless Face End of Benefits 
--- Jobs Not Created ....................... Bush Could Create More Jobs & Help Solve Problems
--- Widespread Poverty ............... Working People Can No Longer Support Their Families
--- False Recovery ........................... Markets Won't Tolerate Fiscal Recklessness
--- Stock Market ................................. Stocks Do Better Under Democratic Presidents

EDUCATION .................................... Education Is Suffering Under Bush
--- Texas Sch. Scandals ............... Lies & Deception in Bush's "Model" School District
--- Broken Promises ....................... Bush Reneges on Education Funding
--- Abandoned Youth ..................... Bush Admin. Abandons Youth (and Fosters Crime)
--- College Aid Cut ........................... Bush Administration Reduces College Grants
--- Aid to Rich Colleges ................ Rich Colleges Get More Federal Aid
--- Textbooks Censored .............. Texan Conservatives Censor Textbooks for rest of U.S.
--- Acad. Freedom Denied ......... HR 3077 Threatens Academic Freedom
 
ELECTRONIC VOTING ...............Voting Machines Musr Include Paper Trail
..........................................................................Please See Our New Website, ........................................................................."Electronic Voting - A Non-Partisan Issue"
..........................................................................at http://home.earthlink.net/~acisney4/

ENERGY .............................................. Bush's Energy Bill Leaves No Lobbyist Behind
--- Monstrous Bill .............................. China's Energy Policy Puts "Monstrous Bill" to Shame
------ Allows Blackouts ....................... Bush Removes Cure for Blackouts from Energy Bill
------ Bi-Part. Oppos'n ........................ Flawed Energy Bill Meets Bipartisan Opposition
--- New Energy Bill .......................... Senate Drafts New "Energy Policy Act of 2003"

ENVIRONMENT .............................. Bush Ignores or Denies Warning Signs
--- Bush's "Eco-Speak" ................ Bush Hides True Agenda With Verbal Contortions
------ How to Tell Lies .......................... Republican "Playbook" Instructs on How to Lie
--- Crimes v. Nature ....................... Bush Will Go Down As Worst Environmental President
------ Air Pollution ................................... Bush Administration Increases Air Pollution
------ Global Warming .......................... Bush Rejects Action Against Global Warming
------ Ozone Depletion ........................ Bush Sacrifices Ozone Layer for Re-Election
------ Chemical Hazards .................... Bush Administration Ignores Chemical Hazards
------ Loss of Wildlife ............................ Republicans Angered by Bush's Priorities
--- States Combat Bush .............. States Combat Bush for Environmental Progress
------ Power Plant Suits ..................... States Hope to Force Power Plant Improvements
--- Pension Funds, Too ................. Pension Funds Unite to Fight Global Warming

LABOR ISSUES ............................. Bush Consistently Favors Business Over Labor
--- Worker Safety ............................. Bush Compromises Worker Safety 
--- Real Jobless Statistics .......... Report Shows True Severity of Current Slump
--- Job Creation Easy .....................Bush Could Create More Jobs & Help Solve Problems
--- Overtime in Danger ................. Under Bush Plan, 8 Million Workers Could Lose Overtime
---"Productivity" ............................... "Productivity" Is Only Cost-Cutting & Longer Hours
 
PUBLIC HEALTH .......................... Public Health Deteriorates Under Far-Right Policies
--- Poor Ranking ................................ World Health Organization Gives U.S. Low Rating
--- Privatized Socialism .............. Our Health Care Is "Privatized Socialism"
--- Health Insurance ..................... Employer-Paid Health Insurance Does Not Work
------ The Uninsured ............................. How Uninsured Americans Affect Your Care
--------- Middle Class .................................. For Middle Class, Health Insurance Becomes a Luxury
--- Cost of Drugs .............................. Gov't Lets Pharmaceutical Co.s Charge Too Much
--- Medicare ........................................ Bush Administration Is Out to Destroy Medicare
------ A Cynical Bill ................................ White House Is in a Hurry to Pass a Cynical Bill
------ Favoring HMOs .......................... Bill Forces Medicare to Compete With Private Health Plans
------ $$ to Drug Co.s .......................... Bush Favors Drug Co. Profits Over Seniors' Lives
------ Bait and Switch .......................... Republicans Use Bait-&-Switch to Undermine Medicare
------ AARP Sells Out ............................ AARP (headed by Republican) Sells Out Medicare
------ Bullying to Win ........................... Medicare Bill Was Defeated Until Bullying Began
------ Australian Critique .................. Australians Refuse to Give Up Affordable Medicines
------ Some Good News ..................... Competition With HMOs May Not Happen
--- Chill on Research ..................... Radical Right Attacks Health Researchers

TRANSPORTATION ...................... Transportation 
--- Amtrak ............................................. Republican Short-Sightedness Endangers Amtrak 
--- Mars vs. Amtrak ....................... Money for Space Ships But Not Passenger Trains?

WAR OF IDEAS ............................. New Liberal Think Tank: Center for American Progress
--- Right-Wing Language ............ Conservatives Twist Language to Dominate Politics

WAR on TERROR .......................... Bush's War on Terror Also Targets Thinkers
---'Enemy Combatants' .............. Bush Deprives American Citizens of All Rights
--- Ultra-Secret Trials ................... Ashcroft Secrecy Leads to Cases with No Public Record
--- Homeland Insecurity ............ Dept. of Homeland Security Is Not Effective Enough
------ Funds Miss Needs .................... Homeland Security Grants Miss Needs

WAR on CIVIL RIGHTS ............ War on Terror Attacks Civil Rights --Al Gore
--- FBI Prying Grows ...................... FBI Gets More Power to Pry Into People's Lives
------ Targeting Protests ................... The FBI Is Scrutinizing Anti-War Rallies
--------- & Anti-Bush Talk ........................ FBI Persecutes for Anti-Bush Remarks, Posters, Books
--- Computer Privacy ................... Computer Privacy Is Threatened by Government
--- Patriot Act ..................................... Patriot Act Widely Recognized As Un-American
------ Excesses ........................................ Congress Has an Obligation to Revisit the Patriot Act
--------- Cure: SAFE Act ........................... SAFE Act Would Get Rid of Patriot Act Excesses
------ Dangers ........................................... Open Season on Demonstrators as "Terrorists"
------ Author's Fear .............................. Sara Paretsky Writes Novel Against Patriot Act
------ Librarians' Warning ................ Librarians Helped Gain Nationwide Attention
---"Patriot Act II" ............................ Bush Sneaks In Dangerous Expansions to Patriot Act
------ Sneak Enactments .................. Bush Expands Patriot Act by Stealth, Without Hearings
------ Death for Protesters? ........... Civil Disobedience Could Bring Death Penalty 
--- CAPPS II ......................................... CAPPS II Would Harm Citizens & Spare Terrorists
------ GAO Criticisms ........................... GAO Gives CAPPS II a Failing Grade
------ EFF Concerns ............................. EFF Details Problems With CAPPS II
--- Guantanamo ............................... Guantanamo Prison Is a Disgrace to American Values
------ Conditions ..................................... Former Prisoners Talk About Their Treatment
------ Legal Status ................................. What Is the Legal Status of Guantanamo "Detainees"?
------ UK Judge's Blast ....................... Top UK judge slams Camp Delta
--- Torture Condoned ................... Does the U.S. Have Prisoners Torturned?
------ Canadian's Ordeal ................... U.S. Arbitrarily Deported This Canadian to Syria
--- Yousef Yee ................................... Gov't Used Leaks, Imprisonment to Discredit Innocent Man

WAR on SCIENCE ....................... Bush Admin. Suppresses Science--or Invents It
--- Scientists Accuse .................... Scientists Accuse White House of Distorting Facts
------ Admin. Can't Deny ................... Bush Admin. Does Not Deny Incidents in Report

WAR on WOMEN .......................... Bush Ignores Women's Health, Denies Their Rights
--- Abortion Truths ......................... Pro-Life Agenda Would Increase Late Term Abortions
--- Notorious Photo ............................... Abortion Ban Photo Drives Home Bush Indifference

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