At least W's consistant. Sigh
The Bush administration and Secretary Evans, chose not to correct the undercount of more than 3 million Americans in the 2000 Census. The Democrats believe that every person, like every vote should be counted. The Republicans clearly do not..A disproportionate percentage of people of color, children and the urban poor are not included in this count.
3-14-01 Bush's senate Republicans defeated a measure yesterday that would have kept medicare surplus from being spent on anything other than Medicare, or Debt reduction, making the money available for GWB to fund his massive tax cuts.
3-14-01 "You can't say one thing and do amother" GWBUSH, Orlando Sentinel 10-31-00 Bush broke his Explicit Promise to reduce harmful emmissions to appease right wing contributors. He reversed his position in a letter yesterday, to Senators Helms,Craig, Hagle, and Pat Roberts, calling the campaign promise, "a mistake", his actions undercut his EPA Administrator, in the face of settled climate change science to help out his biggest campaign contributors, the most far-right elements of his party and polluters. The impact of floods, droughts and deadly heatwaves and crop failures will have crippling consequences on the US, the world and the economy.
3-16-01 Bush takes his "dispassionate neglet" to America's public housing.(The Public Housing Drug Elimination Program) His decision to decrease funding (only half of the 310M for security, hightr utilities and other operational costs) in order to get Religious groups involved in neighborhoods, is another example of Republicans longterm insensitivity toward persons living in public housing.
3-23-01 Bush Breaks Another Promise: Plans Cuts in Child Care and Child abuse Prevention.Bush's promise "to leave no child behind" now sounds like other notable Bush betrayals, like the promise to reduce greenhouse gas emmissions. He plans to cut grants that help low income families afford child care by 200 million: child abuse prevention by over $15 million, and completely eliminate the $20 million "early learning fund" Also, considerating large cuts in the $235 Million programs that train pediatricians and other doctors in childrens hospitals. About 900,000 children suffer from abuse or neglect each year. *apparently Bush and the Republicans believe that EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE BORN, but once they enter this world, they will have to find some other way to survive, that they won't get any help from the federal government!
3-15-01 Bush announced that National Monuments have potential for drilling. He said the administration will look at ALL PUBLIC LANDS for energy
3-17-01 Bush administration filed a motion today, to postpone the date when one-third of our national forests would become off limits to developement. The move opend the door for negotiations between the Bush Administration and TIMBER INTERESTS.* big surprise! This act would overrule Clintons Roadless Forests Designations.
3-20-01 Bush announces he will block new rules limiting ARSENIC LEVELS in water. The new rules would have slashed acceptable levels of arsenic by 80% bringing into complience with codes already agreed upon by both the World Health Organization and the European Union and would have upgraded the arsenic standard for the first time in 60 years.
3-21-01 The Bush Administration blocked Interior Department Rules, suspending regulations for public lands that would have made it more difficult for mining companies to escape financial liability for violations in anti-pollutiion laws.
3-22-01 Bush's Federal agencies blocked today, an initiative to help save the Pacific Salmon, a Clinton initiative.
1-22-01 "I expect every member of this administration to stay well within the boundries that define legal and ethical conduct. This means avoiding EVEN THE APPEARENCE of problems" President G.W.Bush
Bush-appointed Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, has decided NOT to divest himself of $100 Million in holdings of ALCOA (aluminum) a company he used to run. Bush is taking the economy into another Bush Resession, but his appointee's unusual stock arrangement, has unlimited growth potential. Last year alone, O'Neill made $50 Million in pay and stock options from Alcoa. As Treasury Secretary, O'Neill will be called on to set policy on a wide range of vital issues, including taxes, trade, and the strength of the dollar, that can influence Alcoa's and his own Profits. No matter how honest O'Neill is, the credibility of US economic policy is at stake, and there exists the appearence of a conflict of interests. *it is imposible to not consider his own personal position when setting policy.
3-22-01 Bush Says No to Bipartisan Patients' Rights Bill Because it's too Costly-*For his Big Donors. Bush said yesterday that he would VETO the bill, that his biggest supporters, including major employers groups, insurers, HMO's and the Business Roundtable, all of whom have been lobbying heavily. In his zeal to pay back his donors and oppose ANYTHING John McCain supports, GWB would rather let the bill die than to do anything truely beneficial for the American people.
3-20-01 Continuing his Texas record, Bush will carry on with Judicial appointments that do not reflect the make up of America and has gone so far as to RECIND 10 apointees for judgeship that Clinton submitted. Bush rejected Judge Gregory, a African American, the first to sit on the bench on the 4th US court of Appeals, and BOTH Virginia REPUBLICAN senators approved his appointment on a permenent basis. Continuing with his TEXAS policy of appointments , the breakdown was 77% White 13%Hispanic and 9% Black, although Texas population is broken down 57% White 28%Hispanic and 11% African American. "It is important that Bush use his Power od Judicial Appointments as a chance to create EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW, and not to turn the judiciary into another conservative think tank"
3-21-01 Bush Blows Off Electoral Reform. Bush returns to Florida as Administration refuses Extra Money for Federal Elections Committee. He refused a request fot 5.5 Million over two years for its office of election administration, the only federal office with power to address how elections are run. "George W Bush , Jeb Bush and the Republican party are at it again with their double talk, two step strategy. On the one hand, they send out K Harris, to say they are in favor of reform, but on the other hand they refuse to fund REAL efforts to reform the system on a State or National level." They not only turned down the request, but it also askes the FEC to CUT $1.4 Million from the $42.8 Million budget."Although Bush called for a repairing the tattered system that PUT him in the whitehouse, he rejected its first FORMAL opportunity to help fix the problems.
2-9-01 Bush to close Office of AIDS national Policy and the Office on the presidents ONE AMERICA, and transfer their responsibilities somewhere else. "Closing the Whitehouse offices created by President Clinton, specifically to fight the spread of AIDS and improve Race Relations, couldn't come at a worse time." The Post reported a recent SURGE in AIDS infections in the US and internationally."Discrimination continues to be a serious problem in America and closing these offices sends the wrong message"
2-26-01 Bush tax plan: Cut Homeless aid and Cops to pay for tax cut for the Wealthy.Proposed cuts of $1 Billion to the Justice Dept. Will impact drug inforcement, and law enforcement hiring community police officers. The plan calls for cuts in the 50 programs for the homeless.Bush also wants to abolish COPS program and turn it into block grants