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many as 6 million workers would lose their overtime
protection under new rules proposed by my administration
that take effect August 23, 2004 according to a new
study released by the Economic Policy Institute.
not only support but promote an ammendment to the
constitution that would for the first time restrict
the rights of a minority (gays). --from viewer
had our envoy ask the UN to exempt America from prosecution
when we torture our prisoners. But they scoffed at
the proposal. I am probably the first president to
caused Thomas Jefferson to turn in his grave. --from
viewer Tom, CA
suspended "habeus corpus" - one of the most basic
and fundamental rights accorded to us by our founders.
But the Supreme Court finally ruled against me and
said that prisoners must be allowed access to lawyers
and the courts. --from viewer Tom, CA
poll of historians showed that 80 percent of them
believe I am one of the worst president we have ever
had. --from viewer Tom, CA
the first time in history - 26 former diplomats and
generals and adminals (of both parties) have banded
together to denounce my foreign policy. --from
viewer Tom, CA
state department put out a completely erroneous report
on the effects on terrorism of my war on Iraq. I was
forced to admit faulty data, recind it, and reverse
its conclusion. --from viewer Tom, CA
am the first president to ever be forced to say the
words "I did not order torture." Putting me in the
same league with Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook"
and Bill Clinton's "I did not have sex with that woman."
--from viewer Tom, CA
have proven that I don't understand my role as president
because I have not vetoed a single bill and thus have
offered no check or balance on the dangerous spending
habits of the congress. --from viewer Tom, CA
arrogance and aggression has caused the reputation
of the US to be greatly diminished in the eyes of
most of the other countries in the UN. --from viewer
no one can locate any paper backups for my military
records that were "destroyed" to prove that
I had been paid for Guard duty during that three month
time period when my whereabouts are in question. --from
only lied about the number of retirees who would be
cut off from prescription drug coverage under my new
Medicare bill but actually acted to reward companies
who cut off their retirees with a lavish new tax break.
my administration, the Pentagon's finances are in
such a shambles that no one knows precisely how much
of the $450 billion that the Defense Department spends
each year goes astray -- or what happens to the bills
it pays or the equipment it buys.
of continued violence, I caused Doctors Without Borders
to leave Afghanistan after 24 years of operations
there. --from a viewer
footnote in the 911 report notes that my administration
discussed needing a Treasury unit to counter terrorist
financing but the Foreign Terrorist Asset Tracking
unit had no people hired, no security clearances and
no office space to work from despite having funds
appropriated to it on the eve of 9/11.
to Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics,
layoffs occurred at the second fastest rate on record
during the first three years of my administration.
of my wars and the prospects of multiple 12-month
overseas requirements, the Army likely will face recruiting
shortfalls later this year.
my administration, the U.S. trade deficit widened
much more than expected in June 2004, hitting a record
$55.8 billion dollars as the biggest drop in exports
in nearly three years combined with record imports.
one-third of my tax cuts in the past three years have
gone to people with the top 1% of income, who have
earned an average of $1.2 million annually.
tax cuts since 2001 have shifted more of the tax burden
from the nation's rich to middle class families according
to a study released Aug. 13, 2004 by the Congressional
trying to appoint as CIA director a man who said on
film that he was not qualified to work at the CIA
--from a viewer.
scientists, including 48 Nobel Prize Winners, are
outraged and have signed a petition against the shameful
way that science is manipulated in my administration.
--from viewer Tom, CA
July 12, 2004 my administration announced a proposal
to overturn a policy protecting almost 60 million
acres of our nation's last wild forests.
number of Americans living in poverty increased by
1.3 million last year , while the ranks of the
uninsured swelled by 1.4 million during my administration,
the Census Bureau reported. It was the third straight
annual increase in both categories..
reports issued the week of Aug. 22, 2004 on the Abu
Ghraib prison scandal are an indictment of the way
my administration set the stage for Iraqi prisoners
to be brutalized by American prison guards, military
intelligence officers, and private contractors.
administration tried to bury the bad news during the
Labor Day weekend, of a record 17% hike in Medicare
premiums for doctor's visits that will take effect
my administration with four years of double digit
growth in health-care premiums, there are now at least
5 million fewer jobs providing health insurance in
2004 than there were in 2001 a Kaiser Family Foundation
and Health Research and Trust study showed.
administration bowing to pressures from the NRA allowed
the ban on assault rifles and other rapid fire battlefield
type weapons to expire on Sept. 13, 2004.
of the countries largest profitable corporations paid
no federal income tax for at least one year of the
first three years of my administration.
my positive spin on the economy during my campaign
stops, leading economic indicators (the Conference
Board's Composite Index of Leading Economic Indicators
fell for the third straight month) point to a weakening
of the economy since late spring.
to Congress about the expected cost of the Medicare
Reform Bill when I provided a false number ($400Bn)
just within the Republican majority's maximum allowable
for passage. The true estimated cost, revealed afterwards,
has gone up to $534Bn. - from viewer Richard
administration has blocked an Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) initiative to impose security measures
for extremely hazardous chemicals stored at power
plants across the country. As a result, some 3.5 million
people living near these non-nuclear power plants
continue to face the danger that a terrorist attack
could send a cloud of toxic and lethal gas into their
neighborhoods. - from Daily
A new examination of documents by the Boston Globe
shows, "I fell well short of meeting my military obligation."
Twice during my Guard service - first when I joined
in May 1968, and again before I transferred out of
my unit in mid-1973 to attend Harvard Business School.
- from Daily
in the lesson of one "U". There is one U in the word
N-U-C-L-E-A-R. Just like the word hubris. One U. There
are, however, 2 I's in the word IDIOT! - from viewer
lost the first debate to Sen. Kerry because I couldn't
defend my failures in Iraq and in fighting terrorism
and couldn't think on my feet without a script and
an audience of rabid supporters.
mislead Congress into supporting the war in Iraq by
withholding key pieces of information that my administration
had back in early 2001 which didn't support that those
aluminum tubes were suitable to be used by Iraq for
the war by not putting enough troops on the ground
even though other military experts had insisted on
this before the invasion.
Justice Dept. suffered a major setback when a Federal
Judge ruled that key provisions of my Patriot Act
violated the 4th Amendment and were an excessive affront
to personal security.
the first president to ever receive a grade of "F"
from the League of Conservation Voters for my environmental
34,330 people polled by the Program on International
Policy Attitudes, majorities in only three - Nigeria,
Poland, and the Philippines - favored my re-election
and four out of five preferred Kerry.
my administration is was reported by the nonpartisan
Working Poor Families Project, that one in every five
U.S. jobs pays less than a poverty-level wage for
a family of four.
garbage from Toronto, Canada to be hauled across the
border and dumped into our sites here in Michigan.
This includes toxic waste. Michigan is becoming known
as "the garbage state". --from a viewer
the four years of my presidency the murder rate in
the U. S. has gone up every year.
the Iraq War, my poor planning allowed 400 tons of
explosives to get into the hands of the insurgents
by failing to secure an Iraq military installation.
attacks Bush plan on tighter overtime rules,"
Detroit Free Press, July 15, 2004, 1E.
Mess Hurting US Troops, The
Detroit Free Press, July 23, 2004, by David Wood,
report, Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2004, 15A.
Washington Wire, by Jackie Calmes, July 30, 2004, A4.
by Louis Uchitelle, New York Times, appearing in Detroit
Free Press, August 2, 2004, 2E.
Recruiting Faces a Shortfall Due to Call-ups, by Greg
Jaffe, Wall Street Journal, July 22, 204, A3.
deficit report from Reuters appearing in New
York Times, Aug. 13, 2004.
cuts heavily favor the wealthy" article appearing
in the New
York Times, August 13, 200, by Edmund L. Andrews.
The article cites the a nonpartisan report by the Congressional
Budget Office being released on the same day.
Free Press, Aug. 14, 2004, Across the Nation, 5A.
report, Science, Politics Collide in Election Year,
by Matt Crenson, Aug. 14, 2004.
of Conservation Voters, Aug. 25, 2004.
of Poverty, Uninsured Rose in 2003", by Genaro
C. Armas, AP, Aug. 26, 2004.
Army's internal investigation released Aug. 25, 2004
and report from civilian panel picked by Rumsfeld both
Street Journal, by Sarah Lueck, Sept. 7, 2004, A8.
jobs offer health plans," by Theresa Agovino, AP,
Detroit Free Press, Sept. 10, 2004, 3C.
Guard, America, editorial, New
York Times, Sept. 11, 2004.
Top Companies Avoided Federal Income Tax Under Bush,"
WSJ, by John D. McKinnon and Rob Wells, Sept. 23, 2004.
Citing a study by the Citizens for Tax Justice and the
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
Free Press, Sept. 24, 2004, 1C.
Economist, "Grandma's Little Helper, " Sept.
25-Oct. 1, 2004, pp. 39-40.
about Iraq's aluminum tubes raised as early as 2001,
Oct. 2, 2004.
by Bremer, AP,
Oct. 5, 2004.
overturns Patriot Act searches", Detroit Free Press
Associated Press article, by Larry Neumeister, Sept.
Free Press editorial, Oct. 3, 2004, 2E.
Government", by Jonathan Schell, The Nation,
Oct. 25, 2004, p. 10.
jobs pay too little, study says", by Genaro C.
Armas, Detroit Free Press, Oct. 12, 2004, 2E.
Says Murder up for 4th Straight Year, by Kurt Anderson,
Oct. 25, 2004.
400 Tons of Iraq Explosives Missing, by William J. Kole,
Oct. 25, 2004.
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