bush’s hometown paper endorses Kerry

The Iconoclast of Crawford, TX, editorializes: Kerry Will Restore American Dignity. They tally some of Bush’s “accomplishments” that they describe as a “hidden agenda”:
“Empty the Social Security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset fiscal irresponsibility and at the same time slash Social Security benefits.
• Cut Medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans’ benefits and military pay.
• Eliminate overtime pay for millions of Americans and raise oil prices by 50 percent.
• Give tax cuts to businesses that sent American jobs overseas, and, in fact, by policy encourage their departure.
• Give away billions of tax dollars in government contracts without competitive bids.
• Involve this country in a deadly and highly questionable war, and
• Take a budget surplus and turn it into the worst deficit in the history of the United States, creating a debt in just four years that will take generations to repay.”
~ from Sheri Schmidt on the social justice listserv.

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