On the other hand, George Bush is in trouble. He's got a big debt to pay to his friends on Wall Street, and he wants to do it fast so that the next group can belly up to the taxpayer trough. The transition costs aloneÂan estimated $2 trillionÂare enough to make Halliburton want to expand into yet another area of government "service." Some have called this the "biggest bonanza in mutual fund history," and the financial industry stands to gain as much as $75 billion a year. Where does that money come from? The answer isÂyou.
They're even talking about some creative accounting to keep that $2 trillion giveaway off of the budget books Â hide it and hope no one notices. Have they hired the Enron accountants to advise the Social Security Administration?
Senator Barbara Boxer has signed the House's challenge according to Unfiltered. Looking for a link. Rachel Maddow's asking if Boxer will be the only one to stand up?
Sen. Barbara Boxer (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., signed a challenge mounted by House Democrats to Ohio's 20 electoral votes, which put Bush over the top. By law, a challenge signed by members of the House and Senate requires both chambers to meet separately for up to two hours to consider it. Lawmakers are allowed to speak for no more than five minutes each.
Hopefully others will join her, but as Lizz Winstead and Rachel Maddow are noting on Unfiltered, Senator Barbara Boxer's stand for democracy and voting rights. We salute her for her strength and for backing up House Democrats when they needed someone to stand by them. Boxer has a backbone. Hopefully other senators will join her, but we thank her.
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