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 • Breakdown by income of who got the biggest Bush tax cuts


 • Added 05.02.2005
BUSH'S SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN INCLUDES HUGE BENEFIT ROLL-BACKS, FORCES AMERICANS TO PLAY THE STOCK MARKET
Complicated 'progressive indexing' will reduce payments to retirees by 28% to 49% over the next several decades.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)
See a graphic showing how deep the cuts go (SF Chronicle)


 • Added 05.02.2005
CONGRESS APPROVES 2006 BUDGET IN WHICH MILITARY GETS MORE MONEY THAN EVERYTHING ELSE COMBINED
War in Iraq gets "supplimental" $50 billion. Big losers include Medicaid, environment, deficit. Winners? Wealthy taxpayers, for one.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 03.07.2005
BUSH BURNING TAXPAYER MILLIONS ON PUBLICISTS TO PROPAGANDIZE HIS SOCIAL SECURITY DISMANTLEMENT
A new Social Security war room inside the Treasury Department is pumping out information to sell President Bush's plan, much like any political campaign might do, with tax-funded TV ads and much more.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 11.24.2004
MORGAN STANLEY EXECUTIVE PREDICTS ECONOMIC 'ARMAGEDDON'
The chief economist at the investment banking giant predicts that America has no better than a 10% chance of avoiding economic disaster. To finance its current account deficit with the rest of the world, he said, America has to import $2.6 billion in cash. Every working day. That's 80 percent of the entire world's net savings.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Boston Herald)


 • Added 08.25.2004
12.5% LIVE IN POVERTY, 15.6% WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE
Census figures show both figures grew steadily worse under Bush economic policies.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)
More here (NY Times)


 • Added 08.25.2004
10 NOBEL-PRIZE ECONOMISTS SLAM BUSH'S RECKLESSNESS
Endorsing Kerry, they state the Bush administration had "embarked on a reckless and extreme course that endangers the long-term economic health of our nation," siting "poorly designed" tax cuts, the enormous deficit and "fiscal irresponsibility."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)

 • Analysis
HOW WHITE HOUSE SPINS BAD ECONOMIC DATA
Princeton economist Paul Krugman breaks down claim by claim how Bush's team tries to make the failing economy look good.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 08.06.2004
BUSH, LABOR DEPT. PLAN TO STRIP OVERTIME FROM 6 MILLION WORKERS
Regulatory changes would take away the right to overtime pay for over six million workers. The administration promised that its final version of the rules would correct this problem, a promise it has failed to keep.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Economic Policy Institute)


 • Added 06.18.2004
BUSH TRIES TO HIDE PLANS FOR HUGE DOMESTIC CUTS
The cuts are politically sensitive, targeting popular programs that Bush has been touting on the campaign trail. The Education Department; a nutrition program for women, infants and children; Head Start; and home ownership, job-training, medical research and science programs all face cuts in 2006.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)
   • Veterans Affairs (-$900 million), Education (-$1.5 billion)... (CNN)


 • Added 06.12.2004
GREENSPAN WARNS DEFICIT COULD RUIN U.S. ECONOMY
"Our fiscal prospects are, in my judgment, a significant obstacle to long-term stability..."
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 5.31.2004
BREAKDOWN BY INCOME OF WHO GOT THE BIGGEST BUSH TAX CUTS
Up to $44k year: 14.7% average tax cut. More than $104k year: 56.5% average tax cut.
View the easy-to-read chart here (Citizens for Tax Justice)


 • Added 06.12.2004
ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE CHART OF THE LAST THREE ADMINISTRATIONS
Up-to-date charts on unemployment, job creation, stock market performance, budget surplus/deficit -- and projections of same, based on government statistics and with links to further reading.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Down Jones, White House)


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