This was forward to me by a friend. I don't know who F. Trummer is; people on this list might be especially interested in item No. 75:"F. Trummer" wrote:GET YOUR KLEENEX OUT, LADIES & GERMS... OR A BOTTLE OF WINE, OR WHATEVER ITTAKES TO GET YOU THROUGH THIS... PLEASE REMEMBER TO CUT & PASTE & FORWARDTHIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN - IT MAY JUST HELP GET OUT THE NEXT VOTE!In George W. Bush's First year in office he:1. Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineeredcrops.2. Cut federal spending on libraries by $39 million.3. Cut $35 million in funding for doctors to get advanced pediatrictraining.4. Cut by 50% funding for research into renewable energy sources.5. Revoked rules that reduced the acceptable levels of arsenic in drinkingwater.6. Blocked rules that would require federal agencies to offer bilingualassistance to non-English speaking persons. This, from a candidate who wouldreadily fire-up his Spanish-speaking skills in front of would- be Hispanicvoters.7. Proposed to eliminate new marine protections for the Channel Islands andthe coral reefs of northwest Hawaii (San Francisco Chronicle, April 6,2001).8. Cut funding by 28% for research into cleaner, more efficient cars andtrucks.9. Suspended rules that would have strengthened the government's ability todeny contracts to companies that violated workplace safety, environmentaland other federal laws.10. OK'd Interior Department appointee Gale Norton to send out letters tostate officials soliciting suggestions for opening up national monuments foroil and gas drilling, coal mining, and foresting.11. Appointed John Negroponte - an un-indicted high-level Iran Contra figureto the post of United Nations Ambassador.12. Abandoned a campaign pledge to invest $100 million for rain forestconservation.13. Reduced by 86% the Community Access Program for public hospitals,clinics and providers of care for people without insurance.14. Rescinded a proposal to increase public access to information about thepotential consequences resulting from chemical plant accidents.15. Suspended rules that would require hardrock miners to clean up sites onWestern public lands.16. Cut $60 million from a Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America program forpublic housing.17. Proposed to eliminate a federal program, designed and successfully usedin Seattle, to help communities prepare for natural disasters.18. Pulled out of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty global warming agreement.19. Cut $200 million of work force training for dislocated workers.20. Eliminated funding for the Wetlands Reserve Program, which encouragesfarmers to maintain wetlands habitat on their property.21. Cut program to provide childcare to low-income families as they movefrom welfare to work.22. Cut a program that provided prescription contraceptive coverage tofederal employees (though it still pays for Viagra).23. Cut $700 million in capital funds for repairs in public housing.24. Appointed Otto Reich - an un-indicted high-level Iran Contra figure - toAssistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.25. Cut Environmental Protection Agency budget by $500 million.26. Proposed to curtail the ability of groups to sue in order to get ananimal placed on the Endangered Species List.27. Rescinded the rule that mandated increased energy-saving efficiencyregulations for central air conditioners and heat pumps.28. Repealed workplace ergonomic rules designed to improve worker health andsafety.29. Abandoned campaign pledge to regulate carbon dioxide, the waste gas thatcontributes to global warming.30. Banned federal aid to international family planning programs that offerabortion counseling with other independent funds.31. Closed White House Office for Women's Health Initiatives and Outreach.32. Nominated David Lauriski - ex-mining company executive - to post ofAssistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.33. OK'd Interior Secretary Gale Norton to go forth with a controversialplan to auction oil and gas development tracts off the coast of easternFlorida.34. Announced intention to open up Montana's Lewis and Clark National Forestto oil and drilling.35. Proposes to re-draw boundaries of nation's monuments, which wouldtechnically allow oil and gas drilling "outside" of national monuments.36. Gutted White House AIDS Office.37. Renegotiating free trade agreement with Jordan to eliminate workers'srights and safeguards for the environment.38. Will no longer seek guidance from The American Bar Association inrecommendations for the federal judiciary appointments.39. Appointed recycling foe Lynn Scarlett as Undersecretary of the Interior.40. Took steps to abolish the White House Council on Environmental Quality.41. Cut the Community Oriented Policing Services program.42. Allowed Interior Secretary Gale Norton to shelve citizen-led grizzlybear re-introduction plan scheduled for Idaho and Montana wilderness.43. Continues to hold up federal funding for stem cell research projects.44. Makes sure convicted misdemeanor drug users cannot get financial aid forcollege, though convicted murderers can.45. Refused to fund continued cleanup of uranium-slag heap in Utah.46. Refused to fund continued litigation of the government's tobacco companylawsuit.47. Proposed a $2 trillion tax cut, of which 43% will go to the wealthiest1% of Americans.48. Signed a bill making it harder for poor and middle-class Americans tofile for bankruptcy, even in the case of daunting medical bills.49. Appointed a Vice President quoted as saying "If you want to do somethingabout carbon dioxide emissions, then you ought to build nuclear powerplants." (Vice President Dick Cheney on "Meet the Press.")50. Appointed Diana "There is no gender gap in pay" Roth to the Council ofEconomic Advisers. (Boston Globe, March 28, 2001.)51. Appointed Kay Cole James - an opponent of affirmative action - to directthe Office of Personnel Management.52. Cut $15.7 million earmarked for states to investigate cases of childabuse and neglect.53. Helped kill a law designed to make it tougher for teenagers to getcredit cards.54. Proposed elimination of the "Reading is Fundamental" program that givesfree books to poor children.55. Is pushing for development of small nuclear arm to attack deeply buriedtargets and weapons, which would violate the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.56. Proposes to nominate Jeffrey Sutton - attorney responsible for therecent case weakening the Americans with Disabilities Act- to federalappeals court judgeship.57. Proposes to reverse regulation protecting 60 million acres of nationalforest from logging and road building.58. Eliminated funding for the "We the People" education program whichtaught School children about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights andcitizenship.59. Appointed John Bolton - who opposes nonproliferation treaties and theU.N. - to Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and InternatianalSecurity.60. Nominated Linda Fisher - an executive with Monsanto - for the number-twojob at the Environmental Protection Agency.61. Nominated Michael McConnell - leading critic of the separation of churchand state - to a federal judgeship.62. Nominated Terrence Boyle - ardent opponent of civil rights - to afederal judgeship.63. Canceled 2004 deadline for automakers to develop prototype high mileagecars.64. Nominated Harvey Pitts - lawyer for teen sex video distributor - to headSEC.65. Nominated John Walters - strong opponent of prison drug treatmentprograms - for Drug Czar. (Washington Post, May 16, 2001.)66. Nominated J. Steven Giles - an oil and coal lobbyist - for DeputySecretary of the Interior.67. Nominated Bennett Raley - who advocates repealing the Endangered SpeciesAct - for Assistant Secretary for Water and Science68. Is seeking the dismissal of class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S.against Japan by Asian women forced to work as sex slaves during WWII.69. Earmarked $4 million in new federal grant money for HIV and drug abuseprevention programs to go only to religious groups and not secularequivalents.70. Reduced by 40% the Low Income Home Assistance Program for low-incomeindividuals who need assistance paying energy bills.71. Nominated Ted Olson- who has repeatedly lied about his involvement withthe Scaiffe-funded "Arkansas Project" to bring down Bill Clinton - forSolicitor General.72. Nominated Terrance Boyle - foe of civil rights - to a federal judgeship.73. Proposes to ease permit process - including environmentalconsiderations - for refinery, nuclear and hydroelectric damconstruction. (Washington Post, May 18, 2001.)74. Proposes to give government the authority to take private propertythrough eminent domain for power lines.75. Proposes that $1.2 billion in funding for alternative renewable energycome from selling oil and gas lease tracts in the Alaska National WildlifeReserve.76. Plans on serving genetically engineered foods at all official governmentfunctions.77. Forced out Forest Service chief Mike Dombeck and appointed a timberindustry lobbyist.
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