The Observer | International | Bush aims to dodge tough poll issues
The Observer | International | Bush aims to dodge tough poll issues: "There may be a conflict raging in Iraq that is killing US soldiers on a daily basis. There may be the threat of an economic crisis, too much unemployment and political debate infused with vitriol levels unseen for years. Yet President George W Bush is planning to win re-election by turning reality on its head."
Truer words were never spoken
Army Allows Halliburton to Supply Iraq Fuel Without Giving Price Data (washingtonpost.com)
New Administration tactic to combat Halliburton Corruption:
Dont make them tell us what we are paying.
"Army Allows Halliburton to Supply Iraq Fuel Without Giving Price Data
By MATT KELLEY
Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, January 6, 2004; 10:58 AM
The Army has allowed Halliburton to increase the supplies of fuel delivered to Iraq without giving the usual data to justify its cost, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The December action by the Army Corps of Engineers does not exonerate Vice President Dick Cheney's former company in a dispute with the Pentagon over fuel prices, Army corps spokesman Ross Adkins said Tuesday. "
Bush’s Budget for 2005 Seeks to Rein In Domestic Costs
Bush’s Budget for 2005 Seeks to Rein In Domestic Costs:
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 — Facing a record budget deficit, Bush administration officials say they have drafted an election-year budget that will rein in the growth of domestic spending without alienating politically influential constituencies.
They said the president's proposed budget for the 2005 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, would control the rising cost of housing vouchers for the poor, require some veterans to pay more for health care, slow the growth in spending on biomedical research and merge or eliminate some job training and employment programs. The moves are intended to trim the programs without damaging any essential services, the administration said.
After filling Halliburton coffers and handing big oil a new 'american protectorate' to play with, and handing the upper upper class the biggest handout in history .. Bush finds himself with a problem. He actually has to come up with the money. Of course.. being a republican, and worse a chickenhawk neocon.. Bush did what right wingers always do: attack the very people sacrificing the most. The very men fighting his war for oil, the poor whove seen the government become more and more openly hostile, and those Bush's incompetant economic leadership has thrown out of work will be the ones paying.
Nothing to see here.. move along...
In a site note.. CNN is teaming up with the ConDems to spin and attack Dean. The new mantra? "He's unelectable" and "He's mean". Of course he beats every other democrat by every measurable standard.. including electability. At which point the spin becomes "Dean is mean".. strangely coming from Gephardt, Kerry and Lieberman. Can you spell Hypocrit?
Nothing to see here... move along.. move along