Seems like tax cuts for the rich aren't working so well right now. Below is a piece found on Truthout.org which features an article in the Washington Post followed by one in the New York Times on the unraveling of the conservative GOP agenda.
GOP LOSING CONTROL OF AGENDA
I must admit that it is really difficult for me to come to terms with the fact that the United States of America, of all places, is actually engaging in torture. I've tried to go into denial over this, but it is not possible or responsible to do so. Here is an amazing piece written by Frank Rich of the NYT today.
"WE DO NOT TORTURE AND OTHER FUNNY STORIES"
"WE DO NOT TORTURE AND OTHER FUNNY STORIES
Here is a humdinger of a piece that is still developing from Raw Story. It reveals more evidence that Bush and Co. liberally uses propaganda to sell its agenda and its nominees. This is my last post for the evening. There is a lot more under reported news "out there" but even an amateur blogger can take only so much of the unspeakable in an evening..... LS
MASSIVE GROUP TIED TO BUSH OFFICIALS CHANNEL MONEY TO PROMOTE NOMINEES
BUSH ADMINISTRATION PAYS FIRM TO INFLUENCE OUTCOMES
Massive group tied to Bush officials channels money to promote nominees
11/13/2005 @ 7:48 pm
Filed by RAW STORY
"When President Bush named Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. as his Supreme Court pick, it took Progress for America just 39 minutes to announce a slick Web site and begin lobbying for his confirmation," the New York Times' Glen Justice and Aron Pilhofer are set to report in Monday editions. "And that was slow. The group had taken 11 minutes to do the same for Harriet E. Miers and only 7 minutes for John G. Roberts Jr. before that."
Progress for America functions like an unofficial extension of the White House, advancing the president's policies alongside the Republican National Committee.
The group's political arm, the Progress for America Voter Fund, is one of the so-called 527 committees, which spent tens of millions of dollars on both sides to influence last year's elections. Though the groups can collect unlimited contributions, they were barred from coordinating with campaigns. But in the post-election season, there is no prohibition against coordinating with the White House and the party, and Progress for America has become one of the strongest players to emerge from 2004.
Developing in Monday's Times...
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