[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.
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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
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
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