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The Bush Record:

Actions, Consequences, Failure, and Disasters
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A Rotting, Dead Chicken

Well, look at it this way: You cannot keep a dog that kills chickens, no matter how fine a dog it is otherwise.

My friend John Henry Faulk always said the way to break a dog of that habit is to take one of the chickens the dog has killed and wire the thing around the dog's neck, good and strong. And leave it there until that dead chicken stinks so bad the dog won't be able to stand himself. You leave it on there until the last little bit of flesh rots and falls off, and that dog won't kill chickens again.

The Bush Administration is going to be wired around the neck of the American people for four more years, long enough for the stench to sicken everybody. It should cure the country of electing Republicans.

-- Molly Ivins, December 2004. Google: Molly Ivins chicken wire dog
  I believe America's best days are ahead of us, because I believe that the future belongs to freedom, not to fear.
-- Senator John Kerry during the first presidential debate, 2004 September 30


* Tim Ryan Speech

(copy, transcript, transcript)
* Representative Ryan's Home Page
* Congessman Ryan explains
why some people believe the
Bush Administration
has plans to re-institute
a military draft. (October 5, 2004)

Everything Tim Ryan said
can be validated.

See the rest of this page. For example,
Bush's "coalition of the willing"
is collapsing:
Poland to withddraw troops.
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we.
They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people,
and neither do we.

-- George W. Bush
Remarks at the signing of H.R. 4613, the defense appropriations act for fiscal year 2005 on
2004 Aug 5

If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator.
-- George W. Bush, CNN, "Transition of Power: President-Elect Bush Meets With Congressional Leaders on Capitol Hill" 2000 December 18. CNN video
[T]he bottom line is that we have to change leadership because President Bush has squandered our credibility and our reputation
-- former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright NBC NEWS' MEET THE PRESS. 2004 Sep 12.
An informed public is the most potent of all restraints upon misgovernment.
-- U. S. Supreme Court, Grosjean vs. American Press Co., 297 U.S. 233, 250 (1936)
[O]ne of Clinton's laws of politics is this, if one candidate's trying to scare you, and the other one is trying to get you to think, if one candidate is appealing to your fears and the other one is appealing to your hopes, you better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope.
-- former President Bill Clinton, Philadelphia, 2004 Oct 25
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
-- Abraham Lincoln
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
-- President John F. Kennedy, 1963. www.fff.org,

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Index

impending disaster: These are cases were we can now see the cliff rushing toward us.
impending disaster: In these cases we are almost at the cliff edge!
Impending Disaster: In these cases we are on the cliff edge!
DISASTER: Oh well, we have gone over the edge. It's been nice knowing you.
  • AIDS
  • Antitrust
  • Assault Weapons
  • Civil Rights
        impending disaster
  • Debt & Taxes
        impending disaster
  • Democracy
  • Economy & Jobs
  • Education & Schools
        impending disaster
  • Election 2000 & Voting 2004
  • Energy
  • Environment & Ecology
  • Free Speech
  • Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt (FUD)
  • Geneva Conventions
  • Global Warming
        impending disaster
  • Health and Medicare
  • Intelligence Failure
  • Language
  • Lies
  • Military Service Records
  • Population
  • Separation of
        Church
        and State
  • Science
        impending disaster
  • Space
  • Spam
  • Torture
  • Treaties
  • Voting
  • War in Iraq
  • War on Terror
  • Women's Rights
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  • The Bush Record

    Issue Action taken by Bush Results and Consequences Supporting References and Notes
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     AIDS  prevented distribution of condoms for religious reasons World AIDS incidents increase See also:
    www.aidshotline.org Statistics.
    Women's Rights.
      Antitrust  
    Bush drops case against Microsoft.
    • Big business wins
    • Extremely bad software proliferates
    • Bad binary file formats will eventually corrupt national documents
    • Viruses attack personal computers, wasting millions of $ but the immune alternative Unix computer systems (Mac, Sun, Linux) are are unknown to most people
    • Innovative software companies squelched
    • People unaware of open source movement
    • Moral Lesson: if you are big enough, and pay Bush, you can get away with crime
      Assault   Weapons   The 10 year ban on assault weapons was dropped by Bush.
    • Watch for machine guns in the street.
    • Watch for assault weapons in your woods.
      Civil Rights 
    • "Patriot" Act enacted without anyone reading it
    • FBI and CIA to be fused into a single agency
    • Loss of freedoms in the USA.
    • In the USA you have no rights anymore.
    • Your home may be searched without you being notified. This is known as "sneak-and-peak".
    • If considered an enemy combatant, you can be taken and held FOREVER. You will have no access to lawyers, even to show that you are not an enemy. If the government dislikes you, you can disappear.
    • The language is being abused by Bush: the "Patriot" act has nothing to do with patriotism
    impending disaster

     Democracy  Bush has made many moves to take power from congress, to control the courts, and to block the media from the truth
    • the end of Democracy in the United States is in sight
    • 2004 Jan 15:
      "In preparing this series of speeches, I have noticed a troubling pattern that characterizes the Bush/Cheney Administration's approach to almost all issues. In almost every policy area, the Administration's consistent goal has been to eliminate any constraints on their exercise of raw power, whether by law, regulation, alliance or treaty and in the process they have in each case caused America to be seen by the other nations of the world as showing disdain for the international community. In each case they devise their policies with as much secrecy as possible and in close cooperation with the most powerful special interests that have a monetary stake in what happens. In each case the public interest is not only ignored but actively undermined."
      -- Al Gore, Beacon Theater, New York
    • 2004 June 24: "Our Founders and the Unbalance of Power" by Al Gore at The American Constitution Society "the biggest threat to America is that we Americans will acquiesce in the slow and steady accumulation of too much power in the hands of one person." transcript PDF
    • 12 warning signs of fascism by the Majority Visibility Project
    • Fascism Anyone? by Laurence W. Britt in Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 23, Number 2, Spring 2003.
    • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Go there. Study how the Nazi's came to power.
    • 2004 Sep 4: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, published in 1935, "a cautionary tale about the rise of fascism in the United States".
      Debt & Taxes   Lowered taxes instead of lowering debt
    • The enormous US Debt is about to double during Bush's term.
    • Paying off the debt would have immediately reduced taxes!
    • Bush's actions violate the first principle of financial responsibility, which is to pay off your debt!
    • In an unprecedented historic move, Clinton and Gore had halted the rise of US debt. Bush caused the debt to soar again.
    • The increased debt wipes out the measly tax gain.

    impending disaster

    US Treasury after Bush.
    • Definitions:
      • debt: what the USA owes.
      • deficit: current expenses minus revenue (If you recall your calculus, it is the derivative of the debt.)
    • google: Lowered taxes instead of lowering debt
    • Live Within Your Financial Means. You do this by paying down your debt.
    • Pay Down The Debt: we should have stopped the tax rebate in 2001.
    • The debt curves below show what happened. By 2000 Clinton and Gore had STOPPED THE INCREASE in the Debt. Bush got into office in 2000 and the very next year the debt took off. It is still rising. Click on the images for a larger view

    1996 to 2004: TRILLIONS of DOLLARS in DEBT!

    Total US Debt ($ trillions), 1996 to 2004.
    The above data are from The Bureau of the Public Debt, United States Department of the Treasury, The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It. (Click on the image for a larger view.)

      The following graph is the same as the one above except that it shows the full debt size and a longer time scale going back to 1950. It shows a rising debt for both administrations. But if you look closely (click on the image for a larger view) Clinton's rises AND ALMOST COMES TO A STOP! They had a plan in place and it was working! Then Bush takes over and the curve SHOOTS UP immediately.

    1950 to 2010: TRILLIONS of DOLLARS in DEBT!

    Total US Debt ($ trillions), 1950 to 2010.
    The above data are from The Bureau of the Public Debt, United States Department of the Treasury, Historical Debt Outstanding - Annual 1950 - 2000 combined with the recent data that is plotted in the first graph. (Click on the image for a larger view.) (The data were plotted with xyplo.)

      Economy & Jobs   Bush promised to increase jobs
    • More lost jobs than any time since the depression
    • Jobs are migrating to other countries
    • Rich get richer, poor get poorer
      Education & Schools   Support for schools is lagging; poorly thought out plan for schools.
    • Funding for the misnamed "No Child Left Behind" program is not forthcoming, and will not be in 2005.
    • Schools continue to struggle with the loss of tax breaks and more demands with fewer resources.
    • US continues to fall behind in education.
    • The language is being abused: 'No Child Left Behind' is the opposite of what is happening.
    • Teachers forced to pay for supplies from their own pockets.
    • The reverse brain drain begins

    impending disaster
      Election 2000 & Voting 2004   What action did Bush take? Did Bush manipulate the election? We know that lots of votes were not recorded in Florida ... the state which is run by his brother!
    • Gore won by popular vote
    • Instead of a recount, the election was decided by the Supreme court, not the people.
    • It is questionable whether Bush is legitimately president.
      Energy  
    • Did nothing
    • tried to destroy Alaska wilderness for a mere 6 months of oil
    • proposed hydrogen economy
    • Bush support for hydrogen economy is a lie: hydrogen is not an energy source! The energy has to come from elsewhere. WHERE? OIL?
    • We are running out of oil STARTING NOW



    You don't need to wait for Bush! You can get 46 miles per gallon and run your home on wind power NOW!
    "With imagination, we could use or find the technologies that create energy without destroying our planet" --- British Prime Minister Tony Blair address at a Labor Party conference in Brighton, England. (CNN: 2001 Oct 2)
     Environment & Ecology  proposed misnamed "clear sky" initiative; no action on species loss; no action taken on recycling
    • increasing pollution by large power plants
    • recognition that the president lies - "clear skies" allows power plants to do whatever they want. Loss of respect for the resident of the white house.
    • no action taken; species loss - the largest extinction for millions of years
    • The language is being abused: 'clear skies' is the opposite of what will happen
    • Destruction of roadless forests by commercial logging

    Even the
    plants agree!

    SUMMARY: Both by action and inaction Bush is causing our land to become polluted, our environment to be degraded, and our health to be destroyed.

    Resources:

     Free Speech 
    • Bush imposes global gag rule 2001 (the Mexico City Policy)
    • blocks free speech around the world for religious reasons
    • "Free Speech" Zones are set up to block free speech
    • Doctors forced to give poor medical advice
    • increased AIDS
    • womens health suffers
    • world population increases
    • strain on ecosystem
    • use of religion to set medical policy
    • Free speech is now being blocked in the USA
     Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt (FUD)  Bush uses FUD for political purposes
    • Fearful people don't think and can be manipulated by their fear. Unthinking people will vote for Bush!
     Geneva Conventions  The USA Broke the Geneva Convention Treaty! The US is holding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay without access to legal council.
    • United States lost world respect.
      Global Warming  
    • Bush blocked USA involvement in the Kyoto Protocol.
    • No action on gas efficient cars.
    • No action on energy independence.
    • Bush does not believe that global warming is happening although most scientists now agree it is and data from the EPA and NOAA show a clear world-wide warming trend.
    • World temperature continues to rise.
    • Severe east coast storms may be caused by global warming.
    • A major species extinction is in progress and humans are not excluded!
    • 99% of the glaciers in Alaska are retreating!
    • 87% of the glaciers on the Antartic Peninusla are retreating!

    Impending Disaster
      Health and Medicare   Bush blocked true Medicare costs from Congress and the public
    • Medicare enacted without lawmakers knowing true costs
    • Big pharmacies win
    • 2004 July 7: Report: Bush Legal in Medicare Withholding Sen. Edward Kennedy,"The IG's report describes the extraordinary deception of Bush administration officials to cover up the true costs of the Medicare bill. What they did was clearly wrong by any definition."
    • 2004 Oct 3:
      You Decide has a PDF flyer on
      "Our Health"
      Intelligence Failure  
    • Intelligence on weapons of mass destruction was wrong
    • Although he had full access to all the primary data, Bush denies being responsible
    • sets a bad example for morals in the country.
    • The US went to war based on false premises
      Language  
    • Bush is often unable to speak a correct English sentence; he cannot pronounce 'nuclear' correctly.
    • Cheney uses profanity on the Senate floor
    • Loss of respect for learning
    • Setting a bad example
    • Demonstrates that Bush is not able to think clearly
      Lies  
    • Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
    • Bush did not deny the lies by other Republicans
    • Bush will not admit a lie when caught
    • No statement made by Bush and the Replublicans can be trusted. The Republicans are twisting facts the way creationists do, with half truths and outright lies. This is unacceptable behavior.
    • "By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed."
      --- Adolf Hitler
    • 2003 September 2: Lies and Lying Liers by Molly Ivins
    • 2004 Aug 9: Invalid Republican Attacks. In a political "Documentary", the Republicans pounce repeatedly on Senator Kerry for not voting for the $87 billion for funding, saying he flip-flopped. But the truth is that Senator Kerry had a principled reason not vote for that version of the bill:
      Kerry has said he voted against that measure because it would have financed the war with borrowed money. He voted for a defeated alternative that would have rolled back some of Bush's tax cuts to pay for the conflict.
      CNN. When Replublicans, repeatedly, say that Senator Kerry 'flip-flopped' they are only telling half the story.
    • 2004 Aug 21: Bush adviser quits after appearing in swift boat ad. CNN. (There was a second case like this but I don't have a link.)
    • 2004 Aug 31: Delegate Wears 'Purple Heart' Bandages by Will Lester.
    • 2004 Sep 1: Zell Miller's speech
    • 2004 Sep 2: Zell Miller's speech based on email hoax, as reported at Snopes.
    • 2004 Sep 26: Making call on sham of political polling. by Jimmy Breslin. "Anybody who believes these national political polls are giving you facts is a gullible fool."
    • 2004 Sep 20: Senator John Kerry's speech at New York University points out many lies by the administration.
    • 2004 Sep 22: Factual Back-Up for Fahrenheit 9/11 The White House denied flying members of bin Laden family out of the country, but it had been done.
    • 2004 September 30: In the first presidential debate, Senator John Kerry said: "It's one thing to be certain, but you can be certain and be wrong. It's another to be certain and be right, or to be certain and be moving in the right direction, or be certain about a principle and then learn new facts and take those new facts and put them to use in order to change and get your policy right. What I worry about with the president is that he's not acknowledging what's on the ground, he's not acknowledging the realities of North Korea, he's not acknowledging the truth of the science of stem-cell research or of global warming and other issues."
    • 2004 Oct 2: google: bush flip flop
    • 2004 Oct 17: google: "I have no ambition whatsoever to use [national security] as a political issue." -- George W. Bush, 2002 January 23. During the campaign, national security is now his main topic!
    • 2004 Oct 22: $8 Million Worth Of Distortions: Two Bush ads full of misleading and false statements ran more than 9,000 times in 45 cities last week. by FactCheck.Org
    • 2004 Oct 29: Bush campaign to recut doctored ad photo CNN
    • 2004 Nov 1: www.bushlies.com David Corn, author of The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception
    • 2004 Nov 4: United States of Truthica
    • 2005 May 1: The secret Downing Street memo SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL - UK EYES ONLY. dated 23 July 2002
      "Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. The NSC had no patience with the UN route, and no enthusiasm for publishing material on the Iraqi regime's record. There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action."
      As we now know, there were no WMD and there was no connection to Al Qaeda.
    • 2005 Oct 29: What I Didn't Find in Africa by Joseph C. Wilson 4th. This is the famous piece published on Sunday, July 6, 2003 by the New York Times.
      Did the Bush administration manipulate intelligence about Saddam Hussein's weapons programs to justify an invasion of Iraq? Based on my experience with the administration in the months leading up to the war, I have little choice but to conclude that some of the intelligence related to Iraq's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat.
      Apparently as result of this piece, Wilson's CIA agent wife was revealed to the press by people in the Whitehouse. (Note: Joe Wilson's wife's last name is now Wilson and not Plame, according to Joe Wilson speaking to the National Press Club on 2005 Oct 31, as heard on CSPAN.)
    • 2005 Oct 29: CIA leak probe continues: Cheney's former top aide Libby charged on 5 counts CNN. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney was indicted for lying to the federal grand jury about the Wilson case. indictment
    • 2005 Dec 21:
      "Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution."
      Information Sharing, Patriot Act Vital to Homeland Security George W. Bush 9:49 A.M. EDT, April 20, 2004
      Contrast that to his statements on 2005 Dec 17:
      In the weeks following the terrorist attacks on our nation, I authorized the National Security Agency, consistent with U.S. law and the Constitution, to intercept the international communications of people with known links to al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations.
      But it was not consistent because THERE IS NO COURT ORDER ON THESE WIRETAPS! Bush knew this in 2004! Bush lied to us! Freedom of Information Act Request
    • 2006 Mar 2: Video Shows Bush Warned Before Katrina Hit By Margaret Ebrahim AND John Solomon, Associated Press. Bush lied about what he knew about the Katrina disaster.
      Bush declared four days after the storm, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees".
      But the transcripts and video show there was plenty of talk about that possibility even before the storm --- and Bush was worried too.
      Military Service Records   Bush public service records are not transparent
    • Loss of trust in the office of the president
    There is a gap in Bush's service record.
    • 2004 February 10: Press Briefing by Scott McClellan, President's National Guard record Read the transcript - McClellan is totally evasive, repeatedly giving responses do not answer the question. McClellan could have avoided the entire interchange by honestly - like a scientist - saying "I don't know".
    • 2004 July 9: Pentagon Says Bush Records of Service Were Destroyed New York Times
    • 2004 July 11: www.awolbush.com "This is not the story of a search for missing records. We have the pertinent records. This is not a hunt for credible eyewitnesses and first hand statements. The officers involved have stepped forward. We have their testimony and we have the signed statements of those no longer living. This is the story of how George Walker Bush walked away from a years duty while in the National Guard. And, this is the story of how he has thus far gotten away with it."
    • 2004 Sep 2: George W. Bush's missing year by Mary Jacoby at Salon. "The impression I had was that Georgie was raising a lot of hell in Houston, getting in trouble and embarrassing the family, and they just really wanted to get him out of Houston and under Jimmy's wing," said Linda Allison.
    • 2004 Sep 8: Lawsuit uncovers Bush Guard records CNN. The Pentagon "suddenly" finds more records even though records are "normally" not kept more than 24 months. The new documents do not cover five kinds of record that Bush's commanders were required to keep.
    • 2004 Sep 10: Authenticity of Bush Guard memos questioned CNN
    • 2004 Sep 14: Texans for Truth will REWARD: $50,000 for proof of Bush service CNN. Watch the video at texansfortruth.com.
    • 2004 Sep 18: More Bush Guard records released CNN. Note: ten days before this, they said that all records had been released.
      Population  
    defunded the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
    • "UNFPA estimates that the withheld $34 million could have helped prevent as many as 2 million unwanted pregnancies and nearly 800,000 abortions; 4,700 maternal deaths and over 77,000 infant and child deaths in many countries. "
      Separation of Church and State   Illegal government funding to churches in the USA
    • Separation of church and state crumbling
    • International respect for USA as a secular state lost
    • makes war in Iraq appear to be a Christian/Muslim struggle
    • United States is starting to become a theocracy

      Science   Support for science lagging; scientists under attack by administration; administration ignores scientific data
    • Science in the USA is stumbling as all scientists struggle with cuts in funding
    • Brain Drain begins
    • Big missions, no funding (mars mission) wastes scientists time
    impending disaster
      Space  
    • proposed missions to the moon, mars, and beyond
    • with $200 million per year in 5 years allocated
    • to get the $12 billion total, $11 billion of current NASA programs will be cut
    • reduced science?
    • done for political reasons?
      Spam   The President signed the Can Spam Act of 2003 (S. 877) into law on December 16, 2003.
    • We get more spam than ever
    • Congress now does nothing, acts as if the problem is solved
      Torture   Torture considered and condoned by administration as a tactic
    • Abu Ghraib, Fall 2003
    • Respect for US as a leader severely damaged
    • Oregon Guard discovery of torture AFTER the Abu Ghraib news, 2004 June 29
    • 2005 Mar 1: ACLU Sues Secretary Rumsfeld for U.S. Torture.
      Treaties   Bush:
    • broke the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty
    • abandoned the biological weapons inspection agreement
    • dropped the Kyoto global-warming treaty
    • broke the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
    • Breaking the ABM treaty demonstrates to the world that The USA cannot be trusted to keep its word
    • Nuclear proliferation continues
    • Why should the rest of the world, e.g., Iraq (under Sadam) or Iran (in 2004) restrain themselves with weapons of mass destruction when the USA does not?
    • biological weapons are not under restraint
    • global warming continues
     War in Iraq 
    • Bush convinced people to support the Iraq war based on false data: he explicitly stated that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
    • Bush repeatedly linked Iraq to Al Qaeda, but the link is tenuous or does not exist.
    • Returning veterans are being treated terribly.
    • Contracts for restoring Iraq were not open for competition. They were given to Halliburton, buddies of the Vice President, who who was the former CEO and is still receiving money from them.
    • No WMD found
    • USA is despised around the world
    • USA is entangled in Iraq with essentially no help from other countries
    • USA must pay for the war instead of other pressing needs
    • Credibility of the Administration, the CIA, and the Washington Post (among other "news" outlets) has been destroyed.
    • Halliburton made $4.3 billion from Iraq contracts in 2003.
     War on Terror 
    • Initiated the "War on Terror".
    • Got the United States to go to war with Iraq by repeatedly and firmly claiming a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda.
    • The "War on Terror" has become an endless war.
    • There is no connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda.
      Women's Rights  
    • global gag rule 2001 (the Mexico City Policy)
    • Against scientific evidence and recommendations, Bush blocked emergency contraception drug Plan B for political reasons while citing fake science.
    • Attorney General John Ashcroft attempts to gain access to women's medical records
    • women around the world have fewer choices
    • USA behind the world, 30 other countries have Plan B
    • U.S. adolescent pregnancy rate is the highest in the industrialized world; 80% unintended
    • World population continues to rise, straining ecosystems
    • AIDS increased: "In Ghana, the Planned Parenthood Association has not only curtailed family planning services due to loss of USAID funding, but nearly 700,000 clients have lost access to HIV prevention services." -- Adrienne Germain.
    • loss of medical confidentiality and personal privacy in the United States

    Charts


    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last updated September 3rd, 2004.
    For further reading see
    Understanding the Severity of the Current Labor Slump
    How to Obtain the Raw data:
    Starting from the Bureau of Labor Statistics page, on the right side under "At a Glance Tables"
    click on U.S. Economy at a Glance.
    Click on the dino for Unemployment Rate to get:
    Seasonal Adjusted Unemployment Rate
    Then set the start date to 1989 to obtain the chart shown here.
    I have confirmed these data from the original source. Source for this chart.
    There may be revised versions there.

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last updated September 3rd, 2004.
    For further reading see:
    Bush ends Benefits for Millions of Poor and Unemployed
    How Clinton did it.
    The Clinton Presidential Center
    I have confirmed these data only by comparison to the chart above.
    Source for this chart. There may be revised versions there.

    Source: The Bush White House

    Last Update: February 6th, 2004.

    For further reading see

    Budget Priorities gone Awry
    2004 Budget Understates Spending by 87 Billion
    The Amazing Dissappearing Budget
    Bush Claims Tax Cuts Won't Worsen Deficit
    Fiscal Health Worse than Budget Implies


    I have not confirmed these data from an original source.
    However, I have taken the derivative (yearly change) of the total debt
    and it matches reasonably well over the corresponding years. Source for this chart.
    There may be revised versions there.

    United States Mass Layoff Statistics


    Mass Layoff Statistics: Between 4/95 and 4/04 mass layoffs have a seasonal cycle.
    In addition, there is a near doubling jump in 2001.
    The initial peak is before the election, but Bush didn't help the situation.
    To reproduce the graph:
    1. Go to U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Economy at a Glance:
      http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.us.htm
    2. click on 'Get Detailed Statistics':
      http://www.bls.gov/data/home.htm
    3. for the row 'Mass Layoff Statistics' select 'most requested statistics' column:
      http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost?ml
    4. Select "Mass layoff events, United States - MLUMS00NN0001003" click on 'Retrieve data'
    5. Note the jump in annual totals for Mass Layoffs between 200 and 2001.
    6. Check 'include graphs' and 'GO'.

    WHAT CAN I DO??

    Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote
    --
    GJ Nathan

    40% of the elegible voters in the USA did not vote on 2004 November 2. Shame on you! You are to blame for all these emerging disasters, they are on your shoulders. Learn about the issues. Get involved. REGISTER TO VOTE NOW! Vote next time.


    Candidate Information:

    The major candidates:


    Endorsements

    Although election day is past, the endorsement list is still enlightening.

    Summary of Endorsements Listed Below

    For Bush For Kerry
    Spanish Islamist Terrorists Seattle Times
    changed their endorsement from 4 years ago
    Black Gay Republicans Log Cabin Republicans
    Hasan Rowhani
    head of Iran's Supreme
    National Security Council
    Iconoclast
    George W. Bush's hometown newspaper!
    Billionaires For Bush
    (Dead link as of 2004 Oct 30. see below)
    George Soros
    billionaire
    Our Vision, Our Future (satire) Holly Near, singer
    10 Nobel economists
    48 Nobel Prize Winning Scientists
    More than 180 Former U.S. Ambassadors
    John Eisenhower
    Republican son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Bush Relatives for Kerry
    The world vote
    Republicans for Kerry
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    Wolfpacks for Truth.org
    Vote for a Man, Not a Puppet
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  • CNN 2004 July 20: Lawmakers oppose election delay - fortunately. A delay could be made permanent, as has been done in other countries ...
  • 2004 Aug 27: retrovsmetro.org
  • 2004 Sep 6: Economic Policy Institute releases their bi-anual report, "The State of Working America 2004/2005" which shows that the job situation is miserable, despite Bush's statements.
  • 2004 Oct 7: google: secret shadow government - somewhat terrifying
  • 2004 Oct 7: google: impeachment George W. Bush - lots of hits!
  • 2004 Oct 11: Angry Bush
  • 2004 May 23: When Advocates Become Regulators: President Bush has installed more than 100 top officials who were once lobbyists, attorneys or spokespeople for the industries they oversee. by Anne C. Mulkern
  • 2004 Oct 21: Electoral Vote Predictor 2004
  • 2004 Oct 21: The way the Bush administration operates
  • 2004 Oct 21: Cable in the Classroom has a curious eLections game.
  • 2004 Oct 21: Band of Sisters
    Oliva Smith, West Liberty, IA Husband Bruce KIA in Iraq I saw a clip in ABCs Good Morning America back in March that had Mr. Bush kidding around looking for weapons of mass destruction under tables, etc in a talk before a Republican group they all thought it was funny. My kids did not they watched with pale faces as they ate their breakfasts. Their dad had died for those WMD its ok for Leno or Stewart or Letterman to joke, but not the president. And I remember just what day it was, because later that very same afternoon, I met with my Casualty Officer to collect my husbands boxes of personal effects which had come back from Iraq. Its not a joke, George.
    See the film at moveon.org
  • 2004 Oct 21: Election could tip balance of Supreme Court by Bill Mears, CNN.
  • 2004 Oct 21: opensecrets.org "Your guide to money in the elections"
  • 2004 Oct 23: The Voter Quoter "where voters share quotations that they feel other voters should read during the final weeks before the U.S. 2004 presidential election."
  • 2004 Oct 23: See Ya Later Bush!
  • 2004 Oct 23: A Day in the Life of Joe Republican by greendem, 2004 Sep 23
  • 2004 Nov 11: Sorry Everybody: expressing sorrow to the world for the second stolen election. My entry: Sorry World! Please help us to Stop Bush, Keep on teaching what's happening! tinyurl.com/6HLAU


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