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August 7, 2003


The American taxpayer is paying the bill for the rise of Bush Republicanism in the forms of higher taxes, wasteful politically motivated government spending and much reduced level of public services. These are the rewards to Corporate and super-wealthy interests for fully funding the political war chest of the Bush Republicans.

The income tax cuts passed by the Bush Republicans gave almost all the cuts to super-wealthy individuals and corporations. The reductions in federal taxes cut the flow of money to the states. The states raised taxes and did so in ways that hit the poor and working Americans the hardest. The tax burden was shifted down to those least able to handle the extra burden and to their children. Credit card economics are not really conservative. Credit card economics is the Bush Republican plan to redistribute wealth in America. The idea is money should “trickle-up” to the Republican elite classes while the rest of us get “trickled-on”. The interest on the growing national debt will go out of the pockets of American taxpayers for generations to come and into the pockets of the wealthy elite that owes allegiance to Bush Republicanism.

We are experiencing a massive Republican raid on taxpayer funds in order to expand Republican political power. California Republicans are going to waste in excess of 60 million dollars of taxpayer funds to negate the election of Governor Gray Davis. He won the last election only 8 months ago. In Texas, the Republicans are spending millions of taxpayer funds to unseat Democratic Congressman against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Texans. Bad Republican candidates are costing the taxpayers because Republicans will not accept the decision of the voters!

No bid and secret contracts are being granted to Republican connected corporations and individuals all over the nation. Haliburton and others are benefiting in Iraq. The companies that gave us the False Felon Purge Scandal in Florida are getting huge Homeland Security contracts. Republican Alabama Governor Riley ran against his Democratic opponent last year almost solely on a fight against no-bid contracts or political rewards in state contracts plank but practices the opposite. Using and lying to the taxpayers has become business as usual for the Bush Republicans.

Column written by Stephen Crockett and Al Lawrence (hosts of Democratic Talk Radio which is nationally syndicated on the ieAmerica Radio Network). You can hear them via the Internet several days a week from 2-4pm Central at You are invited to visit the Democratic Talk Radio site at They can be reached by mail at: 7A Planville Drive, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Reach DTR by phone at 931-438-1500 or 443-421-0287.

Stephen Crockett
Al Lawrence
Co-hosts: “Current Affair” News Talk Program
WEKR 1240 am radio
(931) 433-3545

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