Gas & Oil
Gas prices are on the rise! In some places it has already hit $3 a gallon! Find out what Bush is NOT doing about it.

Government Approved Pollution
Find out what the government is doing to make our pollution problems worse

Masked Discrimination
Introducing discriminating legislation and undermining civil rights, find how the Bush administration has been doing this.

Bush and Big Business
The truth about Bush’s special interest agenda, and the big businesses he serves

Medicare and Social Security

Medicare and social security were never under threat to begin with. But, with all the funding Bush needed for his war and the new tax cuts, money has been taken out of medicare and social security to help finance these other endeavors. Because of the new budget deficits created, a new medicare policy was needed. So the Bush Administration created one to payback pharmaceutical industries by making it illegal for government to negotiate drug costs, and thus, raising drug prices. With the 535 billion dollars needed for this new policy, we can all be rest assured most of it will go directly to the pockets of pharmaceuticals and insurance companies through tax incentives, cuts, and subsidies.

As for social security, simply put, current tax money is used directly to meet current social security needs. So as long as most of us are working (that is if Bush doesn't manage to lose 10 million more jobs) then social security will be fine. The talk about needing to privatize social security has a lot more to do with special interest. Financial institutions have been pouring money into the Bush campaign hoping for him to push a bill calling for privatization. Do we need it? No. Do they want it? Yes. Why? Because they stand to make a lot of money through charging fees from handling these funds and transactions.

Letter of 'Thanks' to the President!
Fight for your rights as a Senior Citizen or a future Senior citizen. Know how our government is avoiding our health concerns and needs in the New Medicare Act.

Tax Cuts for Wealthy Endanger Social Security and Medicare
Social Security and Medicare remain fundamentally strong, but efforts by President George W. Bush and his allies in Congress to push for a tax cut for the wealthy endanger the programs seniors rely on for health care and retirement security, said AFL-CIO President John Sweeney.

Social Security Fall Out Long Way Off
Bush's biggest special interest contributors, financial institutions, are definitely pushing for the president to privatize social security. If it goes through, their payout will be huge. But, a study from the Economic Policy Institute reveals, not only is the privatization plan unrealistic because of its huge costs, but it is also completely unnecessary as the Social Security trustees' report shows-once again-that Social Security is safe and that, despite the current recession, its future outlook is steadily improving.

The Bush Record on Medicare
The medicare plan proposed by the Bush Administration will raise drug costs, push millions of seniors out of Medicaid, and reduce benefits -- all while enriching the pharmaceutical companies and providing a windfall for HMOs and the health insurance industry.

Five Troubling Aspects of Medicare Legislation
The Center of Budget and Policy Priorities examines the new Medicare legislation, and reveal that the final Medicare legislation marks a major step backward from the House bill in this area; it removes most of the long-term fiscal relief the bill provided.  The legislation is likely to lead to major problems and adverse outcomes on a number of fronts.  It is difficult to justify sharply worsening the nation's long-term fiscal outlook in enacting this legislation.

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