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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:39 PM
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Fundraising: One Thing Bush is Good At
http://www.moveleft.com/moveleft_essay_2004_05_15_fundr...


George W. Bush may be bankrupting the country.

Bushs tax-cuts-for-the-rich and corporate-welfare are adding to the national debt, which must be repaid with interest.

The Bush-Cheney 2004 Campaign, though, has plenty of money.

The Washington Post reports:
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29142-20...
Since 1998, Bush has raised a record $296.3 million in campaign funds, giving him an overwhelming advantage in running against Vice President Al Gore and now Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.). At least a third of the total -- many sources believe more than half -- was raised by 631 people.
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Their real reward is entree to the White House and the upper levels of the administration. Of the 246 fundraisers identified by The Post as Pioneers in the 2000 campaign, 104 -- or slightly more than 40 percent -- ended up in a job or an appointment.
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When Kenneth L. Lay, for example, a 2000 Pioneer and then-chairman of Enron Corp., was a member of the Energy Department transition team, he sent White House personnel director Clay Johnson III a list of eight persons he recommended for appointment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Two were named to the five-member commission.
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Democrats must respond with fundraising of our own.
If you can afford it, please give to:

The John Kerry for President Campaign
www.johnkerry.com

The MoveOn Voter Fund
www.moveonvoterfund.org
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:09 PM
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1. His lifelong talent has been using (usually wasting) other people's money
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:18 PM
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2. Yup. Even our tax money is being illegally used for pro-Bush propaganda
Yup.

Even our tax money is being illegally used for pro-Bush propaganda (the fake Medicare News-Stories which showed audiences cheering Bush, which were played on local news shows).

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rebellious woman Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:17 PM
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3. Bagman, Gopher for the rich nothing more
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:40 PM
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4. He can enact policies polluters like, and collect money from polluters
If you want to listen to Al Franken talk to a NY Times reporter about Bush's corrupt relationship with polluters, click on the bottom of this webpage:

http://www.moveleft.com/moveleft_essay_2004_04_25_new_s...


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