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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:42 AM
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The Social Security Ads have started!
Just saw the first one on CNN...start with b&w footage of FDR..."It took COURAGE to start Social Security. It will take courage and leadership to fix it." as the shot changes to a similar shot of W signing something. Then the scare tactics, charts and graphs. If they're starting this shit already, it's gonna be bad. They DID urge us to write our Congressmen and tell them how important this is.

I suggest we do just that.




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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:43 AM
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1. Any of this crap being paid for with tax dollars?
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:57 AM
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3. I'd also like to know who is funding it
When I'm off work, I'm going to email them and ask - unless someone finds a tag on the commercial stating who's funding it.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:50 PM
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8. The Republican funded 527 Group "Progress for America" funding the ads.
Here is opensecret.org link to this group. Heavy ties to Bush cronies, pioneers, rangers.

http://www.opensecrets.org/527s/527events.asp?orgid=6

Progress for America, 2004 Election Cycle
Formed: February 2001 | Web Site

Republican group that plans to raise tens of millions of dollars for issue-advocacy efforts, particularly TV ads, in support of GOP candidates. Will form "issue truth squads" that respond to Democratic attacks on President Bush. Seen as the Republican equivalent of The Media Fund, which aims to raise close to $100 million for pro-Democratic issue ads.

Affiliated Personnel:
Ken Adelman, chairman (former director of arms control and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Reagan)

Tony Feather, founder (political director, Bush-Cheney '00, and a close ally of Karl Rove)

Ben Ginsberg, chief counsel (chief outside counsel for Bush-Cheney '04)

Chris LaCivita, executive director (former issue-advocacy director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee)


Donors:

Sig Rogich, one of President Bush's fundraising Pioneers and former ambassador to Iceland under President Reagan

Bush "Rangers" Alex Spanos and Dawn Arnall contributed $5 million each



Budget:
$14 million raised so far; overall fundraising goal is $40-$60 million

527 Activity:
Total Receipts: $44,929,174
Total Expenditures: $35,437,204
Note: This data is based on records released by the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, January 03, 2005.
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Voltaire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:44 AM
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2. Social Security is where we have to draw the line in the sand
We...not the politicians...but WE must stop this man.
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BRLIB Donating Member (347 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:04 AM
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4. Find out where the money's coming from - or is CNN broadcasting
this BS gratis for their masters?


Soon the polls will be taken and they will tell us what the people think....

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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:23 PM
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5. It will take persistence...
..and I don't know if our Party leaders have it.
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:30 PM
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6. Where are our ads?
If the radical right is going to campaign to advance their agenda year round even when there are no impending elections, we best be doing the same.
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CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:31 PM
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7. The drums are banging
and it is Iraq all over again.
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Melynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:44 PM
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9. Payoffs
I wonder how many journalists/pundits will be paid off by the Bush administration to push this insane scheme?

Any guesses about which journalists/pundits are on the take?

Let's see who comes for this con game that the chimp administration is proposing. And when a pundit comes out for the chimp's scheme, let's ask them if they are receiving money from the government.
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