News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Congress Weaken's Calif's Financial Privacy Law
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

" The legislation, which President Bush is sure to sign, would probably bar such California laws as those that allow victims of ID theft to freeze access to their credit reports, require credit bureaus to abide by alerts on such reports and force credit card companies to verify applicants' identities when they want a new credit card sent to a new address. It isn't even clear yet the extent to which other California laws might be affected by the new, permanent federal pre-emption on some ID theft laws. "

San Francisco Chronicle

Setback for backers of financial privacy
Congress rolls back anti-identity-theft measures in state

Edward Epstein, Chronicle Washington Bureau
Saturday, November 22, 2003

The complete article is currently (3/25/04) available on the San Francisco Chronicle website at-- http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/11/22/MNGP138ITU1.DTL

Opening words--

Washington -- The news got worse Friday for advocates of California's groundbreaking financial privacy law.

In addition to previous votes that gutted state provisions to prevent financial institutions from sharing customers' information with others, the final version of the bill approved Friday afternoon by a House-Senate conference committee will roll back some of the state's anti-identity-theft measures. ...

2003 San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/11/22/MNGP138ITU1.DTL

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