News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Bills in Congress Doctored to Finance Bush Campaign
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

' Between this Medicare gift and an even worse energy bill -- what one Democratic wag labeled the "No Lobbyist Left Behind" Act -- the season of using staggering amounts of our tax dollars for craven political catering to big donors has now begun. The widespread looting going on in Iraq -- and I mean Bechtel and Halliburton and friends, not poor teenage Iraqi thugs -- has officially come home. '

WorkingForChange.com
11.26.03


Money for nothing
New bill reforming Medicare raises Big Pharma's profits at cost of seniors' lives
Geov Parrish

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Excerpt--

Tis the season to be greedy.

Tra la-la-la-la, la la, la, la.

One of the most maddening aspects ofAmerican      media during any political campaign season is our tendency to cover even the most serious legislative or societal news through the lens of how it might affect candidates' election chances. This so-called "horse race" reporting usually comes at the expense of what actually happened, and how it will affect people. It's easier and "sexier" -- although not particularly relevant -- to guess what might happen at the ballot box.

Never has this syndrome been on fuller display than in the coverage of yesterday's presidential signing of a bill extending prescription drug coverage -- sort of -- to Medicare-eligible seniors and the disabled. The bill stinks to high heaven, but all we could hear about was whether its passage would help George Bush in 2004. ...  

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 Geov Parrish is a Seattle-based columnist and reporter for Seattle Weekly, In These Times and Eat the State! He writes the daily Straight Shot for WorkingForChange.

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