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UNDERSTANDING THE BUSH CHARACTER

AUDREY'S MISSILES
Submitted by Don Stacey
Mar. 17, 2005

AUDREY'S MISSILES
A weekly newsletter dedicated to the peaceful reform of the United States government.

UNDERSTANDING THE BUSH CHARACTER

The 2006 federal budget is a grim reminder of the first days of the Clinton Administration. Bill Clinton had promised a war on drugs during his campaign for the presidency, but one of his first acts was to cut the funding for the Drug Enforcement Agency by 83%! In his second campaign George Bush promised an all out war on terror, but his 2006 budget does not provide for the 2,000 new border agents that were authorized in a bill that Congress passed and that he signed just a few months ago. Small wonder politicians rank so low in the opinion of most Americans.

In an interview with USA TODAY, Tom Ridge, Secretary of Homeland Security, made light of the idea of adding so many border patrol agents and said it would be an inefficient use of precious homeland security dollars. By contrast, T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the Bush administration is making a mistake. "Cameras don't catch people, people catch people," he said. "If you don't have the agents you're not going to catch the people your technology sees." Does George Bush really want to stem the flow of illegals? Why not make use of both remedies, and why not make a substantial increase detention facilities so that illegals are not just caught and then released with a notice given to them to appear for a hearing, what the illegals call "a notice to disappear?"

It may be that the public is beginning to understand George Bush. Currently we have the his claim that Social Security is in crisis and then his remedy that would make that claimed crisis worse. Two years ago there were obviously false statements regarding weapons of mass destruction which were plainly either contrived or greatly exaggerated in order to justify the invasion of Iraq. Then he has proposed a "Clear Skies Initiative" that would increase the allowable pollutants in the air. Should we mention the nine billion dollars missing in Iraq? The "no bid" contacts? The Halliburton scandals? How about the failure to stop the market manipulation of the wholesale price of electricity that cost California billions? All of these facts should give rise to some very serious questions. Why is Bush pandering to Vincente Fox on the immigration problem? Why has he failed to enforce existing laws? The public can say, well, he is just catering to big business and their demands for cheap labor. How could all of these policies be just be gross incompetence or political philosophy? Does it have anything to do with his early problems with illegal drugs and the criminal enterprises that are flourishing along our borders and within the country as well?


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