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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:19 PM
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Capital Gang 9/13 transcript - citation question
Here is a link to a transcript last night's Capital Gang:
http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0309/13/cg.00.html

With this "fun" quote:

SHIELDS: That's right and, Bob, you know, as the "Los Angeles Times" pointed out, and I'm sure you read it, if President Bush's 2001 tax cuts were frozen just for the top one percent it would be a saving of $442 billion.

I was just wondering if anyone had a link to the article in the LA Times. It's not that I doubt the figures; I'd just like to have the article in my bookmark arsenal.

Thanks in advance!
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:42 PM
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:12 PM
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2. Here's the original remark, from a September 10 LA Times editorial.
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 04:13 PM by Mary Pat
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-...

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The administration, which has been trying to put off delivering its latest budget figures for Iraq and Afghanistan until the last minute so lawmakers can't scrutinize them, urgently needs to provide spending breakdowns. Otherwise, it makes serious U.S. overseas involvements just look like a bonanza for Halliburton, Bechtel and the other well-connected contractors the Pentagon relies on.

Bush, who is asking for the biggest emergency spending since the beginning of World War II, can't evade efforts to tie together his foreign and domestic policies. The president's $87-billion request amounts to more than the entire tax reductions the bottom 60% of Americans received in his 2001 cut. If the 2001 tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% were frozen, the country would save $442 billion almost enough to wipe out the entire budget deficit for next year. Halting further tax cuts wouldn't be imposing a sacrifice on Americans; it simply would be not giving them a gift the country can't afford.


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