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Scoop Link: Bush's Hometown Paper Endorses Kerry

Kerry Will Restore
American Dignity


2004 Iconoclast Presidential Endorsement

For full editorial see…
http://news.iconoclast-texas.com/web/Columns/Editorial/editorial39.htm

Few Americans would have voted for George W. Bush four years ago if he had promised that, as President, he would:

  • Empty the Social Security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset fiscal irresponsibility and at the same time slash Social Security benefits.

  • Cut Medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans’ benefits and military pay.
  • Eliminate overtime pay for millions of Americans and raise oil prices by 50 percent. .

  • Give tax cuts to businesses that sent American jobs overseas, and, in fact, by policy encourage their departure. .

  • Give away billions of tax dollars in government contracts without competitive bids. .

  • Involve this country in a deadly and highly questionable war, and.

  • Take a budget surplus and turn it into the worst deficit in the history of the United States, creating a debt in just four years that will take generations to repay. .
  • These were elements of a hidden agenda that surfaced only after he took office.

    The publishers of The Iconoclast endorsed Bush four years ago, based on the things he promised, not on this smoke-screened agenda.

    Today, we are endorsing his opponent, John Kerry, based not only on the things that Bush has delivered, but also on the vision of a return to normality that Kerry says our country needs.

    For full editorial see…
    http://news.iconoclast-texas.com/web/Columns/Editorial/editorial39.htm

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