Bush is NOT gone

Yet.

EDITORIAL
So Little Time, So Much Damage

Published: November 3, 2008
While Americans eagerly vote for the next president, here’s a sobering reminder: As of Tuesday, George W. Bush still has 77 days left in the White House — and he’s not wasting a minute.

President Bush’s aides have been scrambling to change rules and regulations on the environment, civil liberties and abortion rights, among others — few for the good. Most presidents put on a last-minute policy stamp, but in Mr. Bush’s case it is more like a wrecking ball. We fear it could take months, or years, for the next president to identify and then undo all of the damage.

Here is a look — by no means comprehensive — at some of Mr. Bush’s recent parting gifts and those we fear are yet to come.
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ABORTION RIGHTS Soon after the election, Michael Leavitt, the secretary of health and human services, is expected to issue new regulations aimed at further limiting women’s access to abortion, contraceptives and information about their reproductive health care options.
Existing law allows doctors and nurses to refuse to participate in an abortion. These changes would extend the so-called right to refuse to a wide range of health care workers and activities including abortion referrals, unbiased counseling and provision of birth control pills or emergency contraception, even for rape victims.
I hate that son of a bi+ch!




The administration has taken other disturbing steps in recent weeks. In late September, the I.R.S. restored tax breaks for banks that take big losses on bad loans inherited through acquisitions. Now we learn that JPMorgan Chase and others are planning to use their bailout funds for mergers and acquisitions, transactions that will be greatly enhanced by the new tax subsidy.

Really, this is no surprise. We knew somehow they would come out ahead.
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"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."
Malcolm X
ABORTION RIGHTS Soon after the election, Michael Leavitt, the secretary of health and human services, is expected to issue new regulations aimed at further limiting women’s access to abortion, contraceptives and information about their reproductive health care options.
Existing law allows doctors and nurses to refuse to participate in an abortion. These changes would extend the so-called right to refuse to a wide range of health care workers and activities including abortion referrals, unbiased counseling and provision of birth control pills or emergency contraception, even for rape victims.
I hate that son of a bi+ch!

The administration has taken other disturbing steps in recent weeks. In late September, the I.R.S. restored tax breaks for banks that take big losses on bad loans inherited through acquisitions. Now we learn that JPMorgan Chase and others are planning to use their bailout funds for mergers and acquisitions, transactions that will be greatly enhanced by the new tax subsidy.
Really, this is no surprise. We knew somehow they would come out ahead.
Originally Posted by YolyC

I hate Bush with a fiery passion. Quick question, wouldn't the abortion stuff have to pass thru congress first in order to become effective?

ETA:
These changes would extend the so-called right to refuse to a wide range of health care workers and activities including abortion referrals, unbiased counseling and provision of birth control pills or emergency contraception, even for rape victims.
Reminds me of our dear dear friend Sarah Palin. I guess they are the same!!!
Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.

Last edited by SarcasmIsBeauty; 11-05-2008 at 05:53 PM.
ABORTION RIGHTS Soon after the election, Michael Leavitt, the secretary of health and human services, is expected to issue new regulations aimed at further limiting women’s access to abortion, contraceptives and information about their reproductive health care options.
Existing law allows doctors and nurses to refuse to participate in an abortion. These changes would extend the so-called right to refuse to a wide range of health care workers and activities including abortion referrals, unbiased counseling and provision of birth control pills or emergency contraception, even for rape victims.
I hate that son of a bi+ch!


The administration has taken other disturbing steps in recent weeks. In late September, the I.R.S. restored tax breaks for banks that take big losses on bad loans inherited through acquisitions. Now we learn that JPMorgan Chase and others are planning to use their bailout funds for mergers and acquisitions, transactions that will be greatly enhanced by the new tax subsidy.
Really, this is no surprise. We knew somehow they would come out ahead.
Originally Posted by YolyC

I hate Bush with a fiery passion. Quick question, wouldn't the abortion stuff have to pass thru congress first in order to become effective?
Originally Posted by SarcasmIsBeauty


Leavitt can only make suggestions, not laws.

He's still an ashole.
I hate that son of a bi+ch!



Really, this is no surprise. We knew somehow they would come out ahead.
Originally Posted by YolyC

I hate Bush with a fiery passion. Quick question, wouldn't the abortion stuff have to pass thru congress first in order to become effective?
Originally Posted by SarcasmIsBeauty


Leavitt can only make suggestions, not laws.

He's still an ashole.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Thanks for clearing that up, I read it as that is something Bush was going to propose (I'm sure he will though).
Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.

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