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jeffreyi Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:53 AM
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HHS refuses to release Medicare bill cost estimates
SNIP
"Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson is refusing to make public or give congressional Democrats the Bush administration's estimates of the cost of last year's Medicare legislation.

In a letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., a senior HHS official writing on Thompson's behalf said Democrats have no right to review administration estimates that the Medicare overhaul would cost substantially more than what President Bush and Thompson disclosed last year. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter Friday. "

Let's see, it's ok to conceal information from Congress when they are considering legislation????

They wouldn't do this if they didn't think they could get away with it.


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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:04 AM
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1. hard to "oversee" when you can't see anything at all
the f*ckers
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Catt03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:24 AM
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2. Why don't we get angry that we (anyone other than conservative)
have no representation in government.

The Congress represents us but time and time again, information is with held from Democratic and Independent representatives.

How and why is this allowed to happen?
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wabeewoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:33 AM
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3. Exactly!
Don't these bozo's remember they work for us! Where is the outrage??
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sjgman9 Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:40 PM
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4. This is Bullshit
Republicans wouldnt stand for this if Clinton did this. Kerry should bitch like crazy on this. The administration needs to be accountable to congress!
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dae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:51 PM
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5. Would somebody call the librul media so they can shred 'em.
:eyes:
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rfkrocks Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:57 PM
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6. hide and spend GOP
the worst presidency on the economy since Hoover-ballooning debt matched with tax cuts to the rich-they don't give a s**t about any future generations as long as they can spend now and have the children pay later-Americans apparently don't care now about the three card monty game the GOP is playing with them-oh but they will in a couple of years -they will
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:25 PM
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7. they are treating us like children.
this junta doesn't see us adult enough to make decisions, or even know what is being done to us or on our behalf.
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jeffreyi Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:28 PM
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8. kick
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Failure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:39 PM
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9. point blank...this is an impeachable offense
one of many.

n/t
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