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36 Reasons To Vote For Bush and Republicans In 2004 (english)
19 Nov 2003
Modified: 08:14:37 AM
Satire: A staunch, conservative Republican for 40 years voting for Goldwater, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II, I have switched to Dennis Kucinich, a progressive, Populist Democrat. There are still 36 Reasons to Vote For Bush and Republican in 2004. Pick your favorites.






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36
Reasons To Vote For Bush and the Republicans In 2004


by James
Boyne


 


Vote for President Bush and Republican Senators and
Congressmen if:


 



You
think $900/month ($10,800/year) is a fair price for a health
insurance policy.
You
believe drug companies should prevent you from buying Canadian drugs at half
price. You would rather pay double at your local drug store, but don’t
mind it if 60% of all the goods you buy from Wal Mart, K Mart, the Gap, etc.
are from China, India, Mexico, etc. That’s OK.
You
are a senior citizen and you think you are about to receive all your
medication for free because President Bush has passed the “prescription
drugs for seniors under Medicare” legislation. Boy, are you in for a
surprise !
You
think large tax breaks for CEO’s making over $50 million are good,
but your own CEO may have to cut the company budget and eliminate your
position.
You
never work overtime or get paid for overtime so you don’t care about the
recent Bush bill that will eliminate overtime pay for 8 million workers that
do get overtime. You don’t know any of the 9 million unemployed U.S. and
don’t know anyone in Iraq.
Your
state has a budget deficit of $2 billion by 2005 but we should spend $600
billion in Iraq over the next five years.
You
know Iraq has more oil than any other country in the world, but no one knows
where it ends up after it comes out of the ground or who got the money for
it. (Lots of talk about Iraqi water lately but lots of silence about Iraqi
oil. What ever happened to the flood of Iraqi oil that would disrupt the
world oil markets. It must be a clogged pipe).
You
would like to see us attack Syria, Iran, and North Korea and Cuba at a cost
of $1 trillion, because they are bad and are trying to get us and we
better get them first. These rogue countries are sneaky and have tens of
thousands of nuclear missiles and weapons of mass destruction pointed at us.
You don’t know how much $1 trillion is. (Answer: It’s $1,000,000,000,000
or a million million dollars. $1 trillion dollars could pay for 25
million jobs that would pay $40,000 for a year. $1 trillion could employ all
of the 9 million unemployed for the next three years. The United States
could probably purchase peacefully all of North Korea for $1 trillion
dollars.)
You
are a woman and want abortion made illegal, and want women imprisoned for
obtaining one, to teach them a lesson. You can afford to travel to Sweden.
You
are a man and want to make sure that women having abortions is illegal, and
that the men (also known at the “fathers”) who impregnate the women are
completely and totally blameless if such a crime is committed.
You
like Pat Robertson, the TV evangelist. You send him contributions and you
pray with him for the “passing” of three Supreme Court Justices.
You
are 100% for the death penalty in and its OK if a few hundred people
(nationally) got executed when they were actually totally innocent. It’s
the price we have to pay.
You
think that 2 million people in jail is normal and we need to lock up even
more people. You think we have won the war on drugs because no one ever
talks about it anymore.
You
think $15,000 to $30,000 a year to send your child away to college is
just fine and it’s a good buy.
You
are a doctor and want doctors to be imprisoned for offering or participating
in the termination of pregnancies for any reason (you want Roe vs. Wade
overturned). Or you are a lawyer and like the idea of Bush’s 
proposal for a cap of $250,000 on medical malpractice cases. You like
lots of Federal intervention in the personal lives of people because we
“gotta get the evil doers”.
You
are not sure what the Patriot Act is but is sounds patriotic so it must be
good. You don’t mind if he Federal Government has the right to keep track
of all the videos or DVD’s you rent from Blockbusters or the books you buy
from Barnes and Noble, or the magazines you buy, or what you read at the
library. They must mean well, they are the Government and Bush must mean
well.
You
are a doctor and like spending more time with insurance paper work,
pharmaceutical sales reps, your office personnel, your lawyer, phone calls
to insurance reps and drug stores, and you find your patients too time
consuming and annoying.
You
are planning to move to China or India and want a job with an American
company there. (Working for 35 cents an hour with no benefits).
You
never visited a National Park (Yellowstone, Yosemite, the White Mountains)
and don’t care about them. They look fine on the postcards you get from
friends.
You
are a teacher and think that our educational system is tops in the nation
because of the incredible support we get from President Bush’s new
educational initiative’s including the “No Student Left Behind”
program. You think $85 a month for teacher’s health premiums is kind of
high. (Note: Don’t get laid off or you may be paying $850 a month if you
are over 50). You think that the President of the New York Stock Exchange
(who just got fired) making $140 million in one year must mean that he is
one zillion zillion times smarter and more important than you and your
$30,000 a year teaching job.
Your
town just rejected spending increases of $5 million for additional
teachers and much needed reconstruction of the school buildings, and it’s
closing a local medical clinic but you think it’s a good idea for
President Bush to give $50 billion to a few warring countries in
Africa that are in total chaos, so they can build schools, hire teachers,
open clinics, and then destroy them as they continue to kill each other in
never ending civil wars.
You
keep getting Liberia mixed up with Lebanon, Latvia, and Louisiana 
so you don’t really care who gets the $15 billion Bush
earmarked of one of those countries. (Note: It was Liberia)  
You
like paying $1.70 a gallon for gas because Exxon/Mobil must be hurting. You
don’t know how many gallons are in a barrel or why gas is always priced to
.9 cents. (Did you know that in some states you still can’t pump your own
gas. It must take a special skill in some states.)
You
don’t mind transferring your computer technology skills to serving coffee
in Dunkin’ Donuts for $6.00 an hour with no health insurance.
You
think Saddam Hussein attacked the World Trade Center and can’t remember
who Osama bin Laden is. You forgot who had the weapons of mass destruction;
us or them.
You
believe that 43.6 million people without health insurance isn’t all that
bad. You think that the solution is that they just better not get sick.
You
think that your company enjoys paying most of your health premiums and they
probably have never thought about eliminating your position. You think your
health care coverage will last forever, always be quite affordable, and you
will never get sick anyway.
You
don’t know what the Homeland Security Department does, how much it costs
your state, and you can’t name all the colors on the color-coded alert
chart.
You
don’t live in the Northeast so the electrical blackout didn’t affect you
but you think we should spend $18 billion on the electrical grid in
Iraq.
You
think the 150,000 American troops are having fun in Iraq and we should send
more to protect the Iraqi’s from the Iraqi’s.
You
think President Bush and the Republican Party deserves contributions from
the pharmaceutical and health insurance industry and you don’t mind paying
$200 for a bottle of prescription drugs.
You
like seeing constant TV commercials for powerful, potentially dangerous
prescription drugs because if you didn’t you wouldn’t know you were so
sick and your doctor wouldn’t tell you about the drugs without you asking
him.
You
like President Bush’s tough talk and get a kick out of the expressions
“we’re gonna smoke ‘em out and bring ‘em ta justice”; “we’re
gonna get ‘em dead or alive”;  “bring
‘em (the terrorists) on”; and “we’re gonna get ‘dem folks who
knocked down da buildings”, and you think this eloquent speaking,
(prepared and reviewed by 100 Presidential speechwriters) enhances our
stature in the world.
You
like to see President Bush getting off the shiny green helicopter with his
two dogs and he always smiles and waves and holds hands with his wife and
that seems nice.
Your
main source of information is the Nightly News where you hear 20 minutes of
short sound bites from any one Presidential candidate speaking for 15
seconds on the $600 billion being spent on Iraq, intermingled with 15
commercials for pharmaceutical products that “speak” for 30 seconds
each. You especially like the chemotherapy and rheumatoid arthritis
commercials that show healthy people walking their dogs on beautiful green
grass with beautiful sunsets with soothing music; and the commercials where
people have been cured of their diarrehea and constipation and can get to
work on time. 
You
voted for Bush’s father when he won and you voted for Bush’s father when
he lost. And you voted for this current President Bush when he lost, but
then you found out he won because of something in Florida. And it’s easy
to remember the name Bush, so you might as well vote for him again.
You
are like my mother-in-law who, when asked who she would vote for and why,
replied: “Bush, because he is President.” She is 98 years old and goes
to the voting booth by ambulance, with her oxygen tank and her
“scooter”. She votes for whoever is President because she doesn’t like
change. She likes to talk about Herbert Hoover.
You
live in Florida and it doesn’t matter so “let the chips (or the chads)
fall where they may”.
 



In 2004 I will support the one candidate that has honesty,
integrity, compassion, empathy, straightforwardness, common sense, energy,
drive, ambition, and “fire in the belly” to be one the greatest Presidents
we may ever have, Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). He is one of the only
candidates that has a well thought out position on all the issues and can
verbally and intelligently articulate them in an enthusiastic manner. He is
little known. He is at the end of the pack. He has the SeaBiscuit passion
though, and he can come from behind and win the day for all Americans. He is a
progressive, populist, liberal Democrat but don’t stick him with a label. He
is a man for everyone----seniors, small businessmen, blue collar workers, white
collar workers, executives who are fed up paying half their profits for workers
comp and health insurance premiums, and young college students struggling to
find a job and pay off their debt.. He is a man for women’s rights, equal
rights, minority rights, majority rights, and American rights. He is patriotic
but doesn’t want to attack Iraq, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Cuba and Lebanon
all in the same weekend. He doesn’t want to give Iraq $600 billion to hire
teachers in Iraq, build schools in Iraq, roads, infrastructure, electrical
grids, and water systems in Iraq, and pay bribes to Iraqi’s so they will stop
shouting “Death to America” and “Death to the Occupiers” after we have
liberated them. He is a man of logic.
 


Dennis Kucinich knows that a Big Private Corporation
like the pharmaceutical industry and the health insurance industry can be just
as counter productive and wasteful as a big Federal Program, if it is not run
well and not run for the benefit of the nation. He is for universal health care
for all and he has a well thought out plan on how to pay for it. Tens of
thousands of doctors and health care workers support universal health care. It
can be done. It can be run more efficiently and effectively and honestly than
the system we have now which is out of control. For more information on Dennis
Kucinich you can visit his web site at  www.kucinich.us.
You will be impressed, as I was. You’ve heard that expression that we have to
“think out of the box”. Well for 2004 that is surely what America has to do,
“think out of the box”, and elect a man who has a vision and the drive and
will to carry it out.
 


Read  Living
Sickly, Dying Quickly (www.opednews.com
for a sobering look at what is happening to America and its health care
system.
 


James Boyne
dboyne (at) aol.com
 


James Boyne is a political, satirical freelance writer. He
is an MBA who has been downsized and is out of work and has a Certified
Financial Planning degree even though he has had to declare bankruptcy to get
relief from crushing, overwhelming medical bills when his wife became injured
with a spinal injury. The last time he had private health insurance the premiums
were $1000 a month and they wouldn’t cover any of his or his wife’s
pre-existing conditions. He spends over $700 a month on prescription drugs which
he is not sure really work. He also regularly sends to Canada for prescription
drugs that can be purchased there for half price, which American drug companies
are trying to desperately stop.
 






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One Good Reason To VOTE! (english)
19 Nov 2003
Hey everyone! Let's get the deceiving, manipulative crook packing...Yea, you know who I'm talking about. Dubya.
VOTE!
Thief (english)
19 Nov 2003
James Boyne can't afford to take care of his own family and wants universal health care so he can mooch off the income confiscated from others through higher taxes. He probably wouldn't think of going door to door to his neighbors to ask them to pitch in to pay his medical expenses, but he has no problem voting for people who will essentially do the same thing through legislation. James Boyne is a spineless leech.