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News :: Social Welfare
Emperor Bush in New Hampshire today! Please pass the barf bag
16 Feb 2005
The Emperor descends on Portsmouth, NH today for a bullshit session on gutting social security. Will opponents be sidelined?
This excerpt from a column in yesterday's Washington Post describes the Bush regime's advance team tactics:

<<Are Dissenters Really Welcome?

Bush on Wednesday travels to New Hampshire for another "conversation on strengthening Social Security."

Beth LaMontagne writes in the Portsmouth Herald: "According to Ann E. Caplin, chairwoman of the Portsmouth Republican Committee, tickets for the president's speech Wednesday at Pease International Tradeport have been made available as of this morning through the New Hampshire congressional delegation offices. Blocks of the 2,000 available tickets have been set aside for people serving in the military, members of the local chambers of commerce, Republican Party officials and the general public. . . .

"This isn't a political event," said Caplin. "It doesn't matter if you are Democrat, Republican or independent. This trip is an appeal to all Americans."

Robert M. Cook writes in the Fosters Daily Democrat of Dover, N.H.: "Regardless of political persuasion, residents across the region will have a chance to see President Bush on Wednesday at Pease International Tradeport.

"Beginning on Monday morning, people can call any of the New Hampshire congressional delegation offices in the state and reserve any number of tickets to attend the president's town-meeting style event, according to Ann E. Caplin, chairman of the Portsmouth Republican Committee."

So is this a break from the precedent that ticket distribution is handled by Republicans alone? Well, no. Both of New Hampshire's congressmen and both of its senators are Republican>>

Care to test the waters? Better yet, why not by-pass officialdom all together and create such an uproar around the Pease International Tradeport that no honest citizen will walk away thinking that trashing social security is a great idea!
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