News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Republicans Strive for Permanent Domination
Pt. I b BUSH'S CONGRESS
NEO-CONSERVATIVES' ULTIMATE GOAL
RIGGING ELECTIONS
------ Reforms needed
-- Corrupt Redistricting
---- Texas
---- Colorado
---- Pennsylvania
-- Rigged E-Voting?
---- Diebold For Bush
-- Delayed Disclosures
RAW POWER TACTICS
-- Bullying to Win
---- Threatening Dems
---- Bribing Republican
-- Excluding Democrats
---- 11th-Hour Bills
---- 1-Vote Victories
LOOTING the FUTURE
-- Driving Up Deficit
-- Extra Pork in Bills
-- $87 bill. Blank Check
BAD BILLS
-- Energy Bill
-- Medicare Bill
-- Spending Bill
WHO BENEFITS?
-- Wealthy Interests
-- Cheney's Cronies
-- Bush Camp'n Donors
-- Gun Lobby
WHAT ARE WE LOSING?
-- Privacy Rules
-- Academic Freedom
---- at the U. of Wash.
-- States' Rights on..
---- Air Quality
---- Antispam Rules
---- ID Protection
---- Gay Marriage
---- Scholarships
STATES FIGHT BACK
-- Brandeis's Support

Republicans are pushing hard - both to enact their agenda and to increase their seats in Congress

New York Times

The Right's Grip on the Capitol


Published: September 28, 2003

The complete article is currently (3/25/04) available on the New York Times website at-- http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/28/opinion/28SUN1.html?ex=1080363600&en=f35f7d4c6fe62a22&ei=5070 [found through a Google search by article title on the same date]

Opening words--

The big Congressional stories this year have been big-ticket legislation, like Medicare prescription drugs and the pork-layered energy bill. But barely under the political radar, a long-sought, hard-right G.O.P. agenda has been quietly progressing. Proposals dear to the Republican leadership that would undermine gun controls, women's reproductive freedom, a citizen's right to seek court redress, and a vital array of other constitutional bulwarks are moving slowly toward what in some cases seems like almost certain passage. ...

The New York Times Company

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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Lobbyists Often Get More Shakedowns Than They Give
By Norman J. Ornstein
Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2004
ARTICLES
Roll Call  

Publication Date: February 25, 2004

To read the complete article, click on-

 http://www.aei.org/include/news_print.asp?newsID=20005

Quote--

... In effect, the word is going out to all lobbyists who have any connection to the Republican Party--if you want anything in Congress, you had better ante up to the table. That will mean, in most cases, maxing out personally to the tune of $95,000 per cycle (if they get more aggressive in their shakedowns, it will no doubt go to $190,000 including the lobbyists' spouses).

This is part of a broader effort to nail down a permanent Republican majority in Congress, masterminded by DeLay and Grover Norquist with plenty of outside and inside assistance. ...

2004 American Enterprise Institute
 
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