News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Republicans Threaten Democrats with Reprisals
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

" House Republican leaders are coolly threatening to deny Democrats hundreds of millions of dollars in local projects in retaliation for their block-vote protest against the flawed majority bill on spending for health and education. ...
The partisan reprisal would trash the standing 60-40 formula for sharing projects and, even more, punish taxpayers in Democratic districts for the votes of their representatives. "

New York Times
 
October 11, 2003

The High Cost of Voting No

Opening words--

Students of the partisan divide in Congress find it heating up to the level of kickboxing this year. In the annual spending bills now passing below the public's radar, House Republican leaders are coolly threatening to deny Democrats hundreds of millions of dollars in local projects in retaliation for their block-vote protest against the flawed majority bill on spending for health and education. ...


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