Saturday, March 13, 2004

More Republican infighting. This time coming from a Senator from Iowa.

Republicans don't like it when you lie to them about how much government programs are going to cost.

If your own party can't trust you, do you really stand a chance of remaining in power?

Yahoo! News - Official Says He Was Told to Withhold Medicare Data: "Yesterday, congressional Democrats called for an ethics investigation and dispatched a bitter letter to President Bush (news - web sites), who frequently cites the new Medicare law as one of his proudest domestic accomplishments. Senate Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) demanded a new vote on the measure, which barely passed the House and Senate, saying that 'members of Congress were called to vote under false pretenses.'
A Republican who helped forge the law, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (Iowa), joined in the criticism. He said, 'Government analysts with relevant information should never be muzzled.'"

It's refreshing to see another Minnesota Republican embracing Democratic values in direct opposition to the White House.

Pawlenty to FDA: 'Where are the dead Canadians?: Q Is it then what some critics are alleging, that there is greater fealty to the pharmaceutical industry than to the public at large?

"Well, it's at least an open question. I'm an optimist and prefer to assign the best of motives to people, but here I'm beginning to wonder. They started with a lot of different arguments and kind of, shall we say, polished them down to what became safety. And I think we even got them on that one. If safety is their argument, I repeat, where are the dead Canadians? I think the pharmaceutical industry has enormous power in the Congress and the federal government and they are wielding that in ways that are unfair and disadvantage the American consumers. They are one of the, if not the, most powerful lobbies in the country and they pretty much get their way. That's not going to change unless people stand up to them."

Friday, March 12, 2004

Bush, You Don't Speak for Me. - God

This guy has some intersting things to say. I like his takes on John Kerry's unremorseful comments about the current administration, his ripping on girl scout cookie boycotters, and his understanding that there is no liberal media bias: a boy and his computer - home

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