[FoRK] Your Tax Dollars at Work

Contempt for Meatheads jbone at place.org
Fri Apr 2 15:03:40 PST 2004


Finally!  Somebody else notices how tax dollars are being used by 
"conservatives" to ADVERTISE SOCIAL PROGRAMS!  Admittedly there's far 
more of this going on at the state level, but GMAFB.

Sheesh.

jb

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From: "BushRecall.org" <alerts at action.bushrecall.org>
Date: April 2, 2004 4:17:01 PM CST
Subject: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Bush said it's your money. So why is his government using it?

Amidst all the controversy in the current administration - stonewalling 
the 9/11 commission, Richard Clarke's assertions, the Plame 
investigation - one thing remains constant: the Bush re-election money 
machine is still humming along in high gear.

The Bush-Cheney campaign war chest is loaded like an Enron executive's 
pockets. Already the Bush team has orchestrated a $50 million ad buy to 
smear John Kerry, and that's just the beginning of what's sure to be a 
knock-down, drag-out presidential campaign - just the way Karl Rove 
likes it.

The Bush campaign still has almost $110 million in cash on hand, but 
that's not all. Under the Bush administration, the federal government 
has been put to work shilling for the campaign.

The Department of Health and Human Services recently spent $12.6 
million of taxpayers' money to launch an ad campaign touting the new 
Medicare revisions. And that's not all - National Media, Inc., a media 
firm helping the Bush campaign, just happened to receive a chunk of 
that government money for setting up the ad buy.

This week, it was revealed that President Bush's Treasury Department 
assigned its civil servants to prepare a cost analysis of John Kerry's 
tax plan and post it on the department's website. Federal law prohibits 
career government officials from taking part in political campaigns, 
but that didn't bother the Bush folks - a lawsuit only means another 
duck hunting trip for Justice Scalia.

President Bush has taken full advantage (and then some) of his office 
for political purposes. He's made a habit of sandwiching "official 
business" in between his high-dollar fundraisers so the government 
foots the bill for his travel costs. If only he'd been as frugal with 
regards to special interest tax cuts, we might not be sitting in a $500 
billion deficit.

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