The BuzzFlash Mailbag
August 15, 2002
Wonder where our National Surplus Went? Offshore of Course!
This is from the 8/14/02 BuzzFlash World Media Watch:
..."In general, the top companies are growing at a faster rate than countries,"
How will Americans get "access to high-quality and affordable health care"? Not from the Compassionate Conservative Agenda and not from Mr. Bush's Economic Forum.
What will it take for the American public to realize what the Compassionate Conservative agenda has done to the American people's access to high-quality and affordable health care? American citizens' voices are not heard. If the rhetoric at the "Waco Economic Forum" is any indication of listening to any voice that does not agree with their own, the Bush Administration does not seem to care that ordinary citizens are not heard. We do not have a voice in either the type of health care or health care insurance options that are available. And our options are shrinking daily. With each new report of "cutbacks and layoffs" comes the collateral damage of loss of heath insurance coverage for people who never thought that their option of health care would ever be in jeopardy. How will these voices be heard? When will the media take up this battle cry for the American people? Who speaks for us in these times? Mr. Bush's spokesperson, Mark McClellan stated, "In the president's vision, all Americans should have access to high-quality and affordable health care." But this is empty rhetoric
These are some questions that American citizens need to ask Mr. Bush and his administration about health care. The following is just one of the areas that Mr. Bush's Waco "Economic Summit" did not address in a meaningful way. Their PR efforts fall far short of what is needed to provide "access to high-quality and affordable health care."
American voters must ask questions and demand answers at the voting booth.
Re Bush's FAKE Forum. Of course this article is 100% correct when it talks of this administrations fear of the American people. An appropriate time maybe to reflect on a quote from President John F Kennedy -- "We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
D.M. Reid(NZ) (Longing for the days when you had a President the world could aspire to)
I had lunch today with an old friend plus a friend of hers, who happened to be the US Representative from our district (a Democrat) I asked her what on earth is the matter with the Democrats and why don't they speak up loud enough for the people to hear. She said they do all the time, and proceeded to tick off all the things the Democrats are upset about, they are the same things we have been screaming about on this website.
It's a long list. She went on to say that they cannot get coverage by TV, Radio or mainstream print media and that they have done everything they could think of to get their word out. Even if they are covered it rarely makes the front page or nightly news. She says the Democrats are not oblivious to how dangerous this administration actually is, and a main concern of Democrats and Republicans alike is the "Shadow Government." There has not been provision made within this secret government for the Legislative Branch, it is only made up of the Executive and Judicial Branches. Personally, as little as Bush consults Congress these days, I am wondering if he is getting the American People ready to accept not having a Congress.
I did ask her if she thought the German people realized that they were being led down the path of totalitarianism, she stopped eating lunch with that question.
I would rather not say who she is because of the election and I would not like to give the Republicans even the tiniest sniff of fuel for them to attack. I'd rather the Republicans in this state not go after her like they are going after McKinney.
We need to really get the vote out in this country and we need to vote Democrat, at least this year. They are going to be the best chance we have.
Madeline Kane was right. Every time our "nation's CEO" opens his mouth, the stock market tanks. What a stupid speech. He has confidence in the future of America. What, pray tell, does he plan to do about all the laid off workers now? Is he going to tell us to get used to that, too, and do absolutely nothing to get Americans back to work, and I mean with a living wage? Or is he just going to do nothing just like he did nothing by refusing to sign the Kyoto treaty, telling us to just get used to global warming, shark attacks, record temperatures, flooding, fires, and pollution? Get this creep our of our White House now! Every nation hates us, thanks to that idiot. He wasn't elected and everybody knows that.
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Subj: we must contact representatives and say NO to H.R. 2391
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I just don't get it. Very shortly after September 11th, we, the taxpayers of America gave the airlines a tremendous amount of money - if I remember correctly it was 20 Billion dollars. The key word there was give - it was a grant, free of charge, they didn't have to pay it back.
Now they are all declaring bankruptcy? This does not make any sense to me - how on earth can this be possible? I am very, very worried for America - for the people of America. I am wondering when they are actually going to wake up. Why do they continue to believe every word that comes out of the Bush Administration? Are they all being brainwashed by watching TV or something? Are we unaffected because we don't watch TV? Seriously, something is very wrong.
Subj: The economy is 'sound' - Say What??!
I don't know what is more disturbing, if Dim Son believes that or if anyone who heard it believes that.
Well, lets see what is Really going on in our economy..
* Ames announces plans to Close All Stores (22,000 Americans will lose their job)
* IBM is Cutting More than 15,600 Jobs
* Agere Plans to Cut 4,000 Jobs
* Johnson & Johnson to Eliminate TX Jobs, 180 jobs lost
* Flextronics to Cut 5,261 Jobs
* Charles Schwab Announces Plans for More Major Layoffs, 375 jobs (for starters)
* American Airlines to Cut 7,000 Jobs
That is 54,416 jobs lost in the last THREE DAYS!
And at the same time, US Airways files for bankruptcy, United Airlines announces bankruptcy is more than likely. Oh yeah, and the stock market tanked (again) after Idiot Boy made his remarks.
To say the economy is 'sound' is either completely idiotic or a bold faced lie.. take your pick.
But don't take my word for it, take a look at the Consumer Confidence report issued the same day that the Moron in Chief made those remarks..
(notice that the highest ever confidence level was in the last month of Clinton's eight years, and the lowest ever was in the last year of Bush I)
President Gilligan has got to go!
Help put an end to this nightmare, you can start by getting everyone you know to VOTE for Democratic candidates on Nov. 5 !!
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