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  • Republicans shift focus away from Obamacare toward fiscal issues

    10/10/2013 6:05:12 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Reuters/Townhall ^ | 10/10/13 | By David Lawder and Caren Bohan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a shift some Republicans hope will strengthen their hand in the fight over the U.S. debt limit, some of the party's leaders in the House of Representatives are playing down demands to weaken "Obamacare" and focusing instead on calls to rein in deficits. The emphasis on tackling long-term debt and deficits was evident in opinion pieces published on Wednesday by two of the most prominent House Republicans, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and a former vice presidential candidate. Ryan's piece in the Wall Street Journal failed to...
  • Still need a gift? Give wisdom (Thomas Sowell)

    12/13/2010 9:05:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 14, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    It is hard to come up with gifts for people who already seem to have everything. But there are few -- if any -- people who can keep up with the flood of books coming off the presses. Books can be good gifts for such people. Among the books I read this year, the one that made the biggest impact on me was "New Deal or Raw Deal" ($10.20; 32% OFF) by Burton Folsom, Jr., a professor at Hillsdale College. It was that rare kind of book, one thoroughly researched by a scholar and yet written in plain language, readily...
  • Obama’s New Deal: The Same Old Raw Deal

    10/19/2010 5:40:26 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 10/19/2010 | Chris Bounds
    On May 9, 1939, these words scolding the failure of FDR’s New Deal echoed the room of the House Ways and Means Committee: We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot!...
  • Schwarzenegger Defends Tax Rise, Says GOP Should Work With Obama

    02/22/2009 11:36:22 AM PST · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 953+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 22, 2009
    Schwarzenegger defends tax rise, says GOP should work with Obama By Rob Hotakainen Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. WASHINGTON - Likening California's budget troubles to an earthquake, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday defended his decision to raise taxes and said his party's leaders in Washington should be "team players" with President Barack Obama. And if that means violating the GOP's principles, he said, so be it. "They should make an effort to work together and to find what is best for the people, because by derailing everything, it's not going to help anybody, and it creates instability and insecurity," Schwarzenegger...
  • NATO warns of a war in Kosovo

    08/15/2007 9:36:14 AM PDT · by montyspython · 56 replies · 1,480+ views
    Serbianna via AP ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2007 7:31 AM
    NATO warns of a war in Kosovo Tuesday, August 14, 2007 7:31 AM NEBI QENA PRISTINA, Serbia-NATO's commander in Kosovo said Tuesday that patience is running out in the volatile province and he warned of further deterioration if international envoys fail to persuade ethnic Albanians and Serbia to agree on its future. German Lt. Gen. Roland Kather, who commands over 16,000 troops in Kosovo, urged Western and Russian envoys to broker a deal between the independence seeking ethnic-Albanians and Serbia's officials or risk facing a violent backlash if no agreement is reached. "Patience is not endless," Kather said. "They should...
  • Arnold's Raw Deal (Schwarzenegger tries to sell price controls, discounts for prescribed meds)

    08/16/2006 9:42:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 307+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/16/06 | Sally C. Pipes
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is promoting his new discount drug plan as a "voluntary" agreement between pharmaceutical companies and the State of California. But it's more like a raw deal. The California Prescription Drug Initiative calls upon drug manufacturers to offer five million low-income Californians huge discounts on prescription medications--up to 40% on brand-name drugs and a whopping 60% on generics. Presumably, drug companies should offer these discounts out of the goodness in their hearts. But if they don't comply? Well, then they'll be coerced by the Terminator. Companies failing to sell drugs at the government-imposed discount prices within five years...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Martha Stewart to Get New TV Show

    12/08/2004 4:51:31 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 13 replies · 306+ views
    iWon News ^ | December 8, 2004
    Martha Stewart will revive her daily homemaking show next September, this time with a live audience, celebrity guests and the help of "The Apprentice" producer Mark Burnett, it was announced Wednesday. Stewart, in prison and not allowed to conduct business, was not involved in the deal with NBC Universal to syndicate the show but is "very pleased," said Susan Lyne, president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. --snip-- Shortly before she went to prison, Stewart gave Burnett a cerrated ruler that could also be used as a fruit peeler. He said he thought she was giving him a file to bake...
  • Too white to work?

    11/05/2004 12:24:25 PM PST · by kingu · 11 replies · 1,171+ views
    Gallup Independent ^ | Nov 4th, 2004 | Zsombor Peter
    Iraq war vet denied application Aaron Merrill has been having difficulty finding work as a firefighter in Gallup after returning from Iraq where he served with the Marines. (Photo by Nick Short/Independent) By Zsombor Peter Staff Writer GALLUP — Aaron Merrill didn't expect much trouble finding a job with the Gallup Fire Department. Merrill, 24, has been volunteering with the Pinehaven Fire Department, next to his grandfather, since 1994. He's cleared to drive a fire truck, is working toward a Level I firefighting certificate and will be taking his EMT test in December. His superiors also assured him his four...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry Will "Always Support" The Troops - Except When He Doesn't

    10/27/2004 3:30:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 381+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 27, 2004
    "John Kerry said that a vote against funding for troops would be 'irresponsible' and that no Senator would 'abandon our troops' by voting against them. Unfortunately, that is exactly what John Kerry did, and what is worse, he voted against the troops for political gain. It is amazing that the Kerry campaign is running an ad claiming he will 'always support and honor those who serve' when he did just the opposite when given the chance during the primaries. If John Kerry can't make the right decisions in the face of political pressure from Howard Dean, how can he...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry vs. The Facts

    10/26/2004 11:12:45 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 531+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 26, 2004
    "John Kerry demonstrated today that he is not going to let the facts get in the way of his political attacks. He is a candidate who will say and do anything if he perceives there to be an opportunity for political gain. The fact is that John Kerry does not have a plan or vision to fight and win the War on Terror, and he is resorting to a series of baseless attacks and distortions that have been proven false." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Repeated False Story From New York Times For Second Day In A Row:...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry Undermines Credibility With Draft Rumors

    10/15/2004 11:48:13 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 32 replies · 1,267+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 14, 2004
    "John Kerry's efforts to spread false internet rumors on the draft undermine his own credibility. He has demonstrated for the second day in a row that he is a candidate willing to do or say anything to score political points. The American people saw John Kerry this week cast aside any attempt at decency and his fear mongering today confirms that." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Is Continuing To Spread Rumors About The DraftKerry Says That If President Bush Wins Re-Election There Is "A Great Potential" For A Military Draft. "There is 'a great potential' for a...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry's Shifting Position On Iraq's Ties To Terrorism

    10/05/2004 2:11:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 334+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 5, 2004
    "John Kerry today contradicted the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission, the Senate Intelligence Report and the Butler Report in denying that contacts existed between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. John Kerry has said in the past that Saddam Hussein supported terrorists and called him a 'grave danger.' Now, he is trying to claim that the removal of Saddam Hussein has left the world 'less secure.' John Kerry's incoherence on the security issues facing our country calls into question his ability to lead our nation in the War on Terror." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman The 9/11 Commission: Vice...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Lack Of Credibility On Health Care Costs

    09/09/2004 6:52:37 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 537+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 9, 2004
    "John Kerry's attacks on health care costs ignore his opposition to the President's Medicare bill that will guarantee seniors affordable prescription drugs, his opposition to $25 billion in funding for rural health care and his opposition to medical liability reform that would curb the frivolous lawsuits costing Americans as much as $108 billion each year. It's not surprising voters are having so much trouble trusting a candidate whose government-run health care plan would shift costs to taxpayers while empowering Washington bureaucrats." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Opposed Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, Skipped Nearly Every Vote Kerry Missed 36...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Shifting Positions On Outsourcing

    09/07/2004 11:21:53 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 657+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 7, 2004
    "John Kerry's own advisers say his tax plan won't stop outsourcing, and Kerry himself has disavowed his attacks on 'Benedict Arnold CEOs,' blaming them on 'overzealous speechwriters.' Kerry's own list of business supporters includes outsourcers and a sweatshop owner. He has even said he would 'support' companies taking jobs overseas 'in the normal course of business.' Kerry's shifting positions on outsourcing are another reason that he faces a credibility problem with the American people." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry's Outsourcing Proposal Is Disingenuous Kerry Campaign Officials Know Kerry's Plan Will Not Stop Outsourcing. "Campaign officials acknowledged that the...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Troubling Record On The War On Terror

    09/01/2004 11:40:44 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 706+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 1, 2004
    "John Kerry ran out of credibility when he voted against funds to support the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with critical supplies like body armor and ammunition. His indecision, vacillation and lack of leadership on the War on Terror are troubling to veterans and to all voters. It's no wonder the Democratic leader in the Senate is running ads showing him embracing the President's leadership in the War on Terror." Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry's Own Party Is Criticizing His Approach To The War On Terror In An Effort To Distance Himself From John Kerry, Senate Minority...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Hypocritical Banking Attacks

    08/27/2004 1:38:58 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 396+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 27, 2004
    "John Kerry is the number one Senate recipient of banker donations over the past 15 years, and his attacks today are completely hypocritical. This is another example of Kerry’s willingness to say one thing and do another. If John Kerry really cared about bank customers, he wouldn’t have skipped the vote on the fair credit legislation that the President signed to ensure fair treatment of credit applicants and to prevent identity theft." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry On The FACT Act:Kerry Skipped The Vote On The Fair And Accurate Credit Transactions Act Of 2003. (H.R. 2622, Roll Call...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry And Edwards' Baseless Overtime Pay Attacks

    08/22/2004 10:30:33 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 674+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 21, 2004
    "John Edwards and John Kerry are up to their typical scare tactics. Kerry and Edwards know the President's measure will strengthen overtime protection for nearly seven million workers, increase overtime benefits and protect workers. The Kerry-Edwards ticket is once again misleading voters and in the process hurting their own credibility." - Brian Jones, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman The Democrats' False Attacks False Claim: The Bush Overtime Changes Eliminate Federally Mandated Time-And-A-Half Pay After 40 Hours In A Week. The Truth: President Bush Is Guaranteeing Overtime Pay For More Than 6.7 Million Workers. It is a patently false accusation that President...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry And Edwards' Baseless Overtime Pay Attacks

    08/22/2004 10:28:13 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 413+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 21, 2004
    "John Edwards and John Kerry are up to their typical scare tactics. Kerry and Edwards know the President's measure will strengthen overtime protection for nearly seven million workers, increase overtime benefits and protect workers. The Kerry-Edwards ticket is once again misleading voters and in the process hurting their own credibility." - Brian Jones, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman The Democrats' False Attacks False Claim: The Bush Overtime Changes Eliminate Federally Mandated Time-And-A-Half Pay After 40 Hours In A Week. The Truth: President Bush Is Guaranteeing Overtime Pay For More Than 6.7 Million Workers. It is a patently false accusation that President...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Lack Of Credibility On Outsourcing

    08/20/2004 4:59:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 1,049+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 20, 2004
    "John Kerry's attacks on outsourcing have no credibility considering Kerry's advisers have admitted his plan won't stop outsourcing and Kerry himself blamed his 'Benedict Arnold CEOs' refrain on 'overzealous speechwriters.' The reality is Kerry has voted 98 times for job-killing tax increases and at least 40 of his business supporters are outsourcing while Kerry misleadingly claims to be against it." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry's Tax Plan Is Disingenuous Kerry Campaign Officials Know Kerry's Plan Will Not Stop Outsourcing. "Campaign officials acknowledged that the new plan would not stop the broader trend of outsourcing jobs to low-wage...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry: "Brought To You By Special Interests"

    08/16/2004 4:54:05 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 642+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 16, 2004
    "It is not surprising that a candidate who says the President's policies are creating more terrorists also accuses the President of poisoning workers and trying to harm pregnant women. The fact is that our water and air are cleaner and our workplaces are safer than they were when President Bush took office. Kerry's attacks have no credibility. He is the number one Senate recipient of lobbyist money over the past 15 years and his running mate has yet to reveal his list of major fundraisers." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry And Special Interests: Charles Lewis Of The...
  • RAW DEAL: What John Kerry Proposes For Homeland Security... PRESIDENT BUSH HAS ALREADY DONE

    08/09/2004 4:15:10 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 682+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 9, 2004
    John Kerry is so out of touch with the homeland security picture in the United States that he doesn't realize that virtually all of his homeland security proposals are already being implemented right now by President Bush. As part of his "Plan to Make America Stronger and Safer," John Kerry sets forth six initiatives that he claims he would pursue if he was elected President. Kerry's six initiatives cover 17 separate homeland security issues, and break down into 33 discrete proposals. Of Kerry's 33 homeland security proposals, 31 are already being implemented by President Bush. PRESIDENT BUSH IS SECURING OUR...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry's Advisers Versus Kerry

    08/08/2004 6:20:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 954+ views
    "John Kerry's growing credibility gap is highlighted by the comments of his own staff, who call his energy proposal 'asinine' and 'misleading,' who call his vote against the troops politically motivated, who say his outsourcing plan won't stop outsourcing and who admit his plans for spending don't add up. John Kerry cannot expect the voters to trust him if his own staff doesn't even believe what he is saying." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Advisers On His Energy Plan Kerry Energy Advisers Believe Kerry’s Energy Plan Is “Unrealistic And Misleading.” “The idea of a United States independent...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry's Record Of Voting Against The B-2

    08/08/2004 6:11:46 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 478+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 7, 2004
    "John Kerry first ran for the Senate on a platform that included canceling the B-2 bomber, and he has repeatedly voted against it in Congress. His assertion that Missouri "won't have to worry" about the B-2 bombers at Whiteman Air Force Base has no credibility, given his votes against the B-2 and his vote against funding for troops at war." -Danny Diaz, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Proposed The Cancellation Of The B-2 Bomber In 1984 And Voted Against Funding The B-2 Bomber At Least 17 Times, In 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996. Whiteman AFB, Home Of B-2...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry's Political Vote Against The Troops

    08/05/2004 12:00:59 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 423+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 5, 2004
    "John Kerry is talking about support for military families today after voting against funds for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and saying such a vote would be 'irresponsible.' In a recent New Yorker article, Senator Biden and an unnamed Kerry adviser said that Kerry's vote against the troops was based on Howard Dean's threat to his presidential candidacy. The fact that Kerry would vote against our troops for political benefit raises serious questions about his credibility and his ability to lead our nation in the War on Terror." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 1990-2003: Kerry Voted At Least...
  • Raw Deal: John Kerry Can’t Makeover His Weak Record on National Security

    07/27/2004 11:33:46 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 552+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 27, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA – John Kerry’s stop at the Navy port in Norfolk, Virginia highlights his continuing attempts to makeover a long record of being on the wrong side of the issues most important to Americans – especially the crucial issue of keeping our nation secure. John Kerry Is Weak On National SecurityKerry Voted Against Funding For Virginia Class Submarine, Built To Meet Post-Cold War Threats, At Least Seven Times. (S. 1087, CQ Vote #397: Passed 62-35: R 48-4; D 14-31, 9/5/95, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 1530, CQ Vote #399: Passed 64-34: R 50-3; D 14-31, 9/6/95, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R....
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry Claims His Position On Iraq Is "Not A Flip-Flop"

    07/23/2004 7:03:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 682+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 22, 2004
    "The American people will not trust the presidency to someone who wants to have it both ways on Iraq. John Kerry voted for the war, declared himself an anti-war candidate, said voting against the troops he sent to war would be 'irresponsible' and then voted against the troops. Even the most extreme makeover cannot turn his tortured positions into a record of leadership."- Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Believes His Position On Iraq Is "Not A Flip-Flop" Kerry Says His Vote For The War And Against Funding For Our Troops Is "Not A Flip-Flop." RATHER: "Voted for the...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Intelligence Amnesia

    07/18/2004 3:32:47 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 1,195+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 16, 2004
    "John Kerry's campaign trail amnesia extended today to his record of proposing intelligence cuts totaling $7.5 billion while serving on the Senate Intelligence Committee, cuts so radical even his fellow Democrats criticized them. John Kerry's attack is another example of his flailing efforts to defend a record that is out of the mainstream." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry's Dismal Intelligence Record Kerry Was On Senate Select Intelligence Committee For Eight Years (1993-2000). (Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa, The Almanac Of American Politics 2000, 1999, p. 1796; Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa, The Almanac Of American Politics 1998,...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Desperate Measures: Kerry Offers His 5th Explanation For His Vote Against The Troops

    07/15/2004 11:28:01 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 1,036+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 15, 2004
    "As a sign of John Kerry's mounting desperation to explain to Americans his vote against funding for our troops on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, John Kerry today called his tortured position 'complicated.' There's nothing complicated about funding troops with body armor, health care and supplies after you voted to send them to war." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry Has Offered Five Positions On Supporting The Troops: Kerry Had Characterized A Vote Against The Funding As "Irresponsible." Doyle McManus (LA Times): "If that amendment does not pass, will you then vote against the $87...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry "Proud" Of Voting Against Troops

    07/12/2004 3:20:40 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 1,156+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 12, 2004
    "John Kerry's reckless claim to be 'proud' of opposing funds to support the troops is in direct contradiction to his own earlier statement that such a vote would be 'irresponsible.' He voted to send forces into harm's way and then wrongly voted against critical funding for American troops in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Kerry Says He's "Proud" That He And Edwards Voted Against $87 Billion In Funding For U.S. Soldiers. "Here is the value that John Edwards and I will put in place. I'm proud to say that John joined me in voting...
  • The Raw Deal: John Kerry's Campaign Trail Amnesia

    07/05/2004 4:47:58 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 669+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 3, 2004
    "John Kerry's campaign trail amnesia is either a disconcerting departure from his record and votes or a willful effort to deceive the voters of America's heartland. When the Senator ranked most liberal in Congress says he represents 'conservative values,' when someone who supports the death tax says he's looking out for family farmers, when someone who gets an F from the NRA says he supports hunters, and when someone who votes against medical liability reform says he's going to lower health care costs, the American people need to think twice about whether they can trust a candidate who changes...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Will the Real John Kerry Please Stand Up?

    07/05/2004 4:41:41 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 633+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 5, 2004
    KERRY ON ABORTION: Kerry Says He Believes "Life Does Begin At Conception." "But even as he tried to avoid making news Sunday, Kerry broke new ground in an interview that ran in the Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald. A Catholic who supports abortion rights and has taken heat from some in the church hierarchy for his stance, Kerry told the paper, 'I oppose abortion, personally. I don't like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception.'" (Jonathan Finer, "Kerry Says He Believes Life Starts At Conception," The Washington Post, 7/5/04) Kerry Received 100% Ranking For 2002 Votes From NARAL Pro-Choice America....
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Cynical And False Education Attacks

    06/30/2004 11:50:45 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 246+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 29, 2004
    "Only the politician who said that America's economy was economically better off under Jimmy Carter than Ronald Reagan would consider a thirty percent decrease in what students pay for tuition to be a cost hike. Kerry's cynical attacks are at odds with the facts that more Americans have college degrees than ever before and the amount students pay in tuition costs is down by a third since 1998." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Amount Students Pay In Tuition Costs Is Down, Number Of Graduates Is Up Kerry Attacks On Tuition Costs, But The Amount Students Pay In Tuition Costs...
  • The Raw Deal: Good News For Iraq, Bad News To Kerry (Kerry Complains On Iraq's Day of Freedom)

    06/29/2004 5:04:01 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 22 replies · 195+ views
    Monday, June 28, 2004The Raw Deal: Good News For Iraq, Bad News To Kerry "The Iraqi people made history today and so did John Kerry with his unprecedented pessimism about today's progress in Iraq. Kerry revealed his cynicism when he complained that not enough of the money he voted against is being spent and that the contributions of NATO and our allies aren't 'real.'" -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Complains That Money He Voted Against Isn't Being Spent Kerry Claims Credit For Money He Voted Against. "It is absolutely stunning that of the $18 billion that we approved last...
  • The Raw Deal: Good News For Iraq, Bad News To Kerry

    06/29/2004 7:26:25 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 274+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 29, 2004
    "The Iraqi people made history today and so did John Kerry with his unprecedented pessimism about today's progress in Iraq. Kerry revealed his cynicism when he complained that not enough of the money he voted against is being spent and that the contributions of NATO and our allies aren't 'real.'" -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Complains That Money He Voted Against Isn't Being Spent Kerry Claims Credit For Money He Voted Against. "It is absolutely stunning that of the $18 billion that we approved last year for the reconstruction of Iraq, only $400 million has been spent." (CNN’s...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Doom And Gloom Touches Latin America

    06/28/2004 12:24:08 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 244+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 26, 2004
    "America's economy is growing at its fastest rate in 20 years, but John Kerry is extending his doom and gloom rhetoric to Latin America policy. Kerry's global pessimism ignores the reality that President Bush is rallying support for economic opportunity in the Americas through trade agreements that John Kerry opposes. " -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman JobsHispanic Unemployment Is Lower Today Than In 1996. In 1996, the unemployment rate of Latinos reached 9.6 percent. The May 2004 jobless rate for Hispanics decreased to seven percent from 7.2 percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Economic Opportunity Kerry Ignores President Bush’s Strong...
  • Raw Deal: John Kerry’s Pessimism Ignores Ohio’s Economic Growth

    06/25/2004 5:48:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 177+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 25, 2004
    "Ohio has gained jobs this year and recent surveys indicate the economy will continue to improve and add manufacturing jobs. Yet John Kerry continues to badmouth the Ohio economy with doom and gloom rhetoric, preaching pessimism and negativity to Ohioans. Pessimism, Mr. Kerry, never created a single job.” -Kevin Madden, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Ohio’s Economy Continues to Improve: “We're seeing a great up-tick in industries related to construction, and manufacturing of durable and nondurable goods,” said Jeanne Farmer, an area manager for Manpower, which issues quarterly assessments of the local and national job markets. (Erika D. Smith, “Many employers...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Doom And Gloom Hits Ohio

    06/25/2004 5:44:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 211+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 25, 2004
    "John Kerry is bringing his pessimism and misery road show to Ohio today, again talking down the fastest growing economy in 20 years. The reality is that Ohio's economy has added 30,000 new jobs this year and the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6 percent." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Ohio's Economy is Growing Ohio Jobs Up. Ohio created 1,100 payroll jobs in May. It has added over 30,000 payroll jobs this year. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, seasonally adjusted, 6/18/04) Ohio's Economy Is Adding Well-Paying Jobs. Over two-thirds of Ohio's gross payroll job growth in May was in...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Troubling High Tech Record

    06/24/2004 3:36:47 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 236+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 24, 2004
    "John Kerry voted to tax internet access and voted against important high tech initiatives like the research and development tax credit as well as lower capital gains taxes. His record of voting against the interests of high tech companies fits the doom and gloom pessimism he brought with him to California." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry: Wrong For High Tech Kerry Voted To Allow States To Continue Taxing Internet Access After the Internet Tax Moratorium Took Effect. He also voted against making the internet tax moratorium permanent. Kerry Voted At Least Twice Against Amendments Making The...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry Blocking Reform Of Frivolous Lawsuits

    06/24/2004 3:18:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 365+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 23, 2004
    "John Kerry has repeatedly blocked reform of frivolous lawsuits and his obstruction is resulting in higher healthcare costs of up to $100 billion per year for patients across the country." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Frivolous Lawsuits Cost Americans Billions Medical Liability Lawsuits Cost Between $65 Billion And $108 Billion Per Year. (July 25, 2002 HHS study: "Confronting the New Health Care Crisis: Improving Health Care Quality and Lowering Costs By Fixing Our Medical Liability System"; www.hhs.gov)Kerry Opposes Lawsuit Reform Kerry Is A "Longtime Opponent Of Damage Caps And Product Liability Reform." "Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., a longtime opponent...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry Ignores President Bush's Record Science Investments

    06/22/2004 11:52:02 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 229+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 21, 2004
    "Only John Kerry would declare the country to be in scientific decline on a day when the country’s first privately funded space trip is successfully completed. America is the world leader in patents, research and development and Nobel prizes, and the President's budget raises federal research and development funding to $132 billion for 2005, a 44 percent increase since taking office." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman AMERICA'S SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP America's Scientific Progress Shown In Today's Space Flight World's First Commercial Manned Space Flight Enters Outer Space Today. "The privately funded rocket plane SpaceShipOne flew to outer space and into...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Votes To Tax The Middle Class

    06/16/2004 11:02:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 202+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 16, 2004
    "John Kerry has voted against tax cuts for the middle class, including an extension of the child tax credit and marriage penalty relief for couples earning less than $50,000 per year. It's tough for him to claim that he understands middle class issues, when he repeatedly votes to tax the middle class more and tries to talk down the economy with his pessimism and misery." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry Is No Friend Of Middle Class Taxpayers Kerry Voted Against Amendment To FY 2004 Budget Resolution That Would Extend $1,000 Child Tax Credit Until 2013. Kerry Sponsored...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry Ignores President Bush's Historic Biodefense Funding Increases

    06/02/2004 2:49:02 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 216+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 2, 2004
    This is the second time this week that John Kerry has embraced policies that were initiated by President Bush to fight and win the War on Terror. John Kerry's speech was more me-tooism and ignored the reality that funding for biodefense has increased 1,600 percent since President Bush took office." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman President Bush's Historic Funding Increases For BiodefensePresident Bush Has Increased The Federal Bioterrorism Budget By More Than 1,600 Percent, From $294 Million In FY 2001 To $5.2 Billion In FY 2004. He has expanded bioterror research by an even greater margin, from $53 million...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's False Military Attacks

    05/28/2004 2:24:03 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 144+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 28, 2004
    "John Kerry's political attacks ignore the fact that Kerry voted against the $87 billion supplemental that included pay raises for our troops, gave them better health care and sent them essential equipment including body armor." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman The Administration Is Calling For More Troops Kerry Calls For More Active-Duty Army Troops. "John Kerry has called for a temporary increase of about 40,000 active-duty Army troops. This increase would be temporary but likely to last the remainder of the decade. About 20,000 of the troops would be in such specialties as military police and civil affairs...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's "Semantics"

    05/23/2004 3:54:20 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 31 replies · 186+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 22, 2004
    "John Kerry's entire campaign is an issue of 'semantics.' He points to his liberal record when meeting with Ralph Nader, but tells the DLC he is pro-business. He tells primary voters he would filibuster judges who are pro-life, but now he says he will nominate judges who are pro-life. For John Kerry, everything is 'semantics.'" - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry's Convention SemanticsKerry Aide Says Delivering Acceptance Speech When Not The Nominee Is "Semantics." "Asked how Kerry could deliver the traditional acceptance speech if he is not the nominee, Cutter said, 'That comes down to semantics, doesn't...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry And Dorgan At Odds On Energy Bill

    05/19/2004 2:23:39 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 146+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 19, 2004
    "Sen. Dorgan is a strange selection as attack dog for the Kerry campaign - he voted in favor of a national energy policy, while John Kerry blocked the energy bill, including its provisions for energy development and renewable energy. John Kerry had a chance to lower energy prices and help consumers at the pump, but instead he chose to play politics." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman In 2003, Kerry Missed Vote, Helping Defeat Energy Bill. Kerry Camp Said He Would Have Voted Against Bill. (Katharine McQuaid, "Kerry, Edwards Miss MtBE Vote," The [Manchester NH] Union Leader, 11/22/03) Sen....
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Record Against Small Businesses

    05/13/2004 7:29:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 920+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 11, 2004
    "America's small business owners have a clear choice next November between President Bush's consistent support of policies to help small business owners provide health care for their employees and John Kerry's election year pledges that defy his own 19 year record of blocking pro-small business policies." Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Small Businesses Support The President's Policies To Increase Health Coverage The National Federation of Independent Businesses Supports The President's Approach. "According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, over 120 organizations, representing over 12 million employers and 80 million workers, strongly support the Small Business Health Fairness Act...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's False Veterans Health Care Attacks

    05/13/2004 6:42:28 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 249+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 13, 2004
    "John Kerry's attack on the President's strong record of providing for our nation's veterans is at odds with reality. While the President has increased the VA health care budget by over 40 percent since taking office, John Kerry offers nothing but political attacks." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman President Bush Is Delivering For Veterans Annenberg Public Policy Center: Kerry’s Claims About Veterans Health Cuts Are Not True. The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Center stated in a FactCheck, "[F]unding for veterans is going up twice as fast under Bush as it did under Clinton. And the number of veterans...
  • The Raw Deal: John Kerry's Empty National Service Promises

    05/10/2004 2:17:03 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 148+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 10, 2004
    "John Kerry's rhetoric supporting national service is at odds with the reality of Kerry scaling back his national service proposals and with President Bush's unmatched commitment to national service. While Kerry makes empty promises, the President is taking action by increasing the size of Americorps by 50 percent, proposing the largest Peace Corps budget ever and calling to double the number of Peace Corps volunteers."- Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Plans To Cut His National Service Program Kerry Plans To Cut Back "Service-For College" Initiative. "At least one of Kerry's own proposals to encourage young Americans to make...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Empty Health Care Rhetoric

    05/10/2004 2:05:21 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 127+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 10, 2004
    "John Kerry's campaign rhetoric is at odds with the reality of his record on health care. His campaign promises would shift the cost of health care to taxpayers and increase red tape. John Kerry has consistently opposed the President’s efforts to lower health care costs by voting against medical malpractice reform and the Medicare Reform and Prescription Drug Bill." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry Would Shift Existing Costs To Taxpayers Kerry's Claim: "First, Kerry said his plan will control costs by giving relief to businesses and passing savings on to workers. This will save employees up to...