Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Great Society II?

Who's going to pay for them?

Irresponsibly, Congress is treating the lack of prescription-drug insurance among some seniors as if it were as common to old age as gray hair. In reality — a state of existence from which Capitol Hill and the White House routinely depart — 76 percent of seniors currently have pharmaceutical coverage. Rather than target assistance to the remaining 24 percent of seniors, the GOP Congress is crafting a Medicare reform package that President Bush is desperate to sign. This brand-new entitlement — estimated ten-year cost: $400 billion — looks frighteningly like something hammered together by another Texas politician: Lyndon Baines Johnson. All Americans over 65 could participate, even multimillionaires with drug coverage.


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Making fun of someones religous beliefs?
G.W. as Jesus

In an article due to come out in the next issue of G.Q. magazine in an essay titled "George W's Personal Jesus,"
This Picture will be a full page spread.
Why are liberals so afraid of religion?
Is George trying to convert them?
If conservatives made this much fun of an athiest, there would be riots in the streets.
Where is the ACLU?


Davis Accuses Republicans of Power Grab in Recall

Gray Davis

"This recall is bigger than California. What's happening here is part of an ongoing national effort by Republicans to steal elections they cannot win," Davis said in a major speech that aides said he spent over a week shaping to kick off a campaign to keep the job he was reelected to only last November.


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Monday, August 18, 2003

Political Blackout

Why the electrical grid isn't modernized already.
power grid

Let's first dispense with the silly explanations. Last week's blackout wasn't caused by President Bush's tax cut (Senator Bob Graham's insight) or U.S. dependence on foreign oil (Dick Gephardt) or the failure to drill in Alaska (Fox's Sean Hannity). The problem is a creaky system of transmitting electricity that is caught half-way between old state-run monopolies and a more sensible national power grid. The blackout fiasco will do some good if it finally breaks up the political gridlock that has kept us there.

Wall street journal

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Sunday, August 17, 2003

They hate us?