Saturday, September 11, 2004

Newsletter #8

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When The Fiends Cry, "Kill!" September 8, 2004 By: Sheila Samples "As I write this, seven Marines were blown to bits in Iraq, many more wounded. The fiends responsible for this barbarity are not worthy of a single American vote. George Bush has declared the upcoming election a war for Republicans to control the hearts and minds of the American people. John Kerry, unlike Bush, has been to war, and knows Democrats cannot afford to lose this one. He knows the stakes are much higher than seizing control of American hearts and minds. It is about freeing and protecting American bodies and souls."

A Nation Compromised
September 6, 2004 By: Ted Lang Of course, there is a serious renewed international outrage against both the United States and Israel. Those who would dumb down America will simply offer the justified outrage as anti-Semitism. But something had to happen to ignite international rebuke of both America and Israel, and that something is our unjust, unconstitutional and totally unnecessary invasion and war on the people of Iraq.

The Grinch that Stole Labor Day
September 10, 2004
Observations On the Race
September 9, 2004
September 7, 2004
September 5, 2004
America's Greatest Election Opportunity A CHALLENGE TO THE THIRD PARTY
September 4, 2004
September 3, 2004
September 3, 2004
September 2, 2004
Truth vs. Lies
September 1, 2004

  August Voices  
August 31, 2004
Blame the Terrorist Behind That Tree
August 23, 2004

  Web News  
As war toll climbs, Bush still deceives
September 10, 2004
White House Threatens Veto Over Overtime
September 9, 2004
Bush Leading America Into 'Snake Pit of Fascism,' Congressman Says
September 8, 2004
US layoffs up 6.6 percent in August to 6-month high 
September 7, 2004
Key Files Missing From Bush's National Guard Records
September 6, 2004
Pentagon official hints of pre-emptive war on new targets
September 5, 2004
The Republican convention and the specter of dictatorship
September 4, 2004
Ruppert Names Cheney Prime Suspect In 911 Mass Murders
September 3, 2004
Ashcroft Nixes Arrests in Israeli Spy Probe
September 2, 2004
Swift Boat Vet Got $40M Contract From Bush

September 1, 2004
RecommendedAn act of genuine humanitarianism by U.S. troops in Iraq / 57-year-old veteran called for duty

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"Bush has been quoted as saying he, “likes Mexico”, and he, “likes the way things are done down there”, a country with tin shack communities, open running sewers, a minimum wage too low to buy food, health care for the richest 5% only, and a privatized Social Security system."

Social Security and Medicare Benefits Face Renewed Attack
Posted September 11, 2004

By: Schuyler Ebbets

US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan speaking at a Federal Reserve conference held in the mountain resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on August 27, warned that Social Security and Medicare will face “abrupt and painful” curtailment, unless the government begins cutting benefits now!

Greenspan and those behind him refuse to reduce Bush's giant tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy and have chosen instead to launch an attack against the Social Security Trust Fund. Their intent is to remove trillions of additional dollars from the fund ultimately bringing about its collapse and privatization. 

There were many warnings posted on the Internet prior to the election of 2000 describing the republicans privatization plan for the Social Security Trust Fund. With permanent multi trillion dollar tax cuts for the rich and a never-ending terror war, the Bush administration has drained down the American peoples Social Security Trust Fund dangerously low.

Bush boldly repeated the radical right's privatization plans for Social Security during the republican convention, but he failed to mention that once privatization of Social Security begins pressure would quickly increase to complete the process. Within weeks of taking the first steps to privatize the system current retirees would see their benefits cut drastically to cover the new fees and administrative costs.

Of course, the majority of Americans are against this mind-boggling injustice, but the republicans aren't worried because they only serve the 5% at the top. The dwindling middle class is barely getting by and it's almost impossible to just simply, "save your money", as Bush recommends. Without the present Social Security system wage earners will never retire, but instead face lives of endless work and financial insecurity.

If this administration succeeds in privatizing the Social Security and Medicare Trust funds, life in Canada with it's liberal system of laws, free socialized medicine, dental care, and generous Social Security system will look quite appealing compared to a cruel corporate American hell.  

The land of the free and home of the brave is being turned into the land of the rich, home of the slave. If the American people want to keep their Social Security benefits and retire someday, they should vote Bush and his republican den of thieves out of office now while they have the chance.

If Bush wins this election his corporate gang will use the weakened financial state of Social Security as an excuse to raid the fund, moving to privatize it and hand over what's left to the Investment Banks and the Private Securities Industry.

All that differentiates America from impoverished third world countries and fascist states is the American system of laws, the constitutional rights of the people, and the Social Security system, all of which have been under constant attack by the Bush administration. 

Bush has been quoted as saying he, “likes Mexico”, and he, “likes the way things are done down there”, a country with tin shack communities, open running sewers, a minimum wage too low to buy food, health care for the richest 5% only, and a privatized Social Security system. 

Without viable Social Security and Medicare systems the pre Social Security depression era days of soup lines and tent cities will become a real possibility again. John Kerry, and the vast majority of Americans do not agree with Bush privatizing and looting the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds, and Kerry unlike Bush has promised not to cut existing benefits.


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