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Old 02-27-2003, 05:04 PM   #1
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Bush's Midterm Report Card - Campaign Lies?

Ok, I know many of you can help me out on this. I need a list of promises Bush has broken from his campaign so far in his Presidency. No excuses like 911. Just straight of changes.

The first I can think of his promise of being the "Education President". I know my state has lost money from the federal gov't to support education improvement, but has been saddled with increased costs for more mandatory testing.

I'd appreciate your help in making this list.
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"I am a uniter, not a divider." Bush campaign slogan.

Many independents and moderates voted for him because of this promise.

His policies, appointments and rhetoric have been extremely divisive.
He has seldom chosen the middle road that could help unite this country.
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Old 02-27-2003, 06:47 PM   #3
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i dont know how anyone would be surprised by the approach the Bush Administration has taken so far?

campaigns are often won by convincing moderates that you're not an extremist... or by convincing voters that your opponent is.

but candidates are put in this position by special interests groups and *entities* with loads of cash in return for pushing their agenda; thus, whoever runs against Bush in 2004 will be branded "a liberal extremist," since Bush cant possibly sell to anyone that he's moderate. unfortunately, he probably won't have to since the country in general has moved to the right since 9/11.

democrats will pray for the economy to continue its downward trends, and a repeat of the scenario that defeated George H. W. Bush in 1992.
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The No child left Behind Act that Bush passed is the centerpiece of his education promises of 2000. $420 million has been put into improving reading skills programs alone. Agree with his policies or not, and whether they will work is one thing, but education reform is something Bush promised in the election, and he has kept that promise. I suggest you look elsewhere for his "lies".
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correct me if I'm wrong, but the No Child Left Behind rhetoric was partially about abortion?
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Show me the money! It was an initiative without $$$$ behind it. My state is cutting education budgets. It is a benefit without support, just like his homeland security initiatives.
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correct me if I'm wrong, but the No Child Left Behind rhetoric was partially about abortion?
errr, no. More along the lines of increasing accountabilty with regards to teachers and schools. Briefly:

States create their own standards for what a child should know and learn for all grades. Standards must be developed in math and reading immediately. Standards must also be developed for science by the 2005-06 school year.

With standards in place, states must test every student's progress toward those standards by using tests that are aligned with the standards. Beginning in the 2002-03 school year, schools must administer tests in each of three grade spans: grades 3-5, grades 6-9, and grades 10-12 in all schools. Beginning in the 2005-06 school year, tests must be administered every year in grades 3 through 8 in math and reading. Beginning in the 2007-08 school year, science achievement must also be tested.

Each state, school district, and school will be expected to make adequate yearly progress toward meeting state standards. This progress will be measured for all students by sorting test results for students who are economically disadvantaged, from racial or ethnic minority groups, have disabilities, or have limited English proficiency.

School and district performance will be publicly reported in district and state report cards. Individual school results will be on the district report cards.
If the district or school continually fails to make adequate progress toward the standards, then they will be held accountable


The rest of the info can be found here:
http://www.nochildleftbehind.gov/nex...iew/index.html
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Show me the money! It was an initiative without $$$$ behind it. My state is cutting education budgets. It is a benefit without support, just like his homeland security initiatives.
Well, throwing money at a problem doesn't necessarily solve it. That being said, the purpose of that legislation is to reform the education system, and make them efficient, at this time, most school districts are sadly not.

Also, I believe your original post was looking for Bush campaign "lies". Well, you may disagree with his education policy, but the No Child Left Behind Act, was part of his education promises. So, he hasn't lied about that.
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The "No Child Left Behind Act" is about as ironic of a name as the "Freedom to Farm Act" (which just destroyed subsidies), the "Defense of Marriage Act" (which was just unabashed homophobia), and the "Patriot Act of 2001 (which is about domestic espionage). How could any "good American" be against laws named that?

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Have you seen a copy of his new budget? Neither have I but in watching CSPAN, guess where he's cutting state funding to fund his tax cuts and possibility(hehe) the cost of this war. All the non-necessary things education, healthcare for indigent children, HEAD START,ect. The list of entitlement programs go on and on.

What it flat comes down to is - give more money to corps and the wealthy or spend our tax dollars on people in need.

That is the ultimate difference between the Republicans and the Democrats, no matter how the Republicans try to play the middle field in their campaigns. When they get in office, the truth comes out.
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The "No Child Left Behind Act" is about as ironic of a name as the "Freedom to Farm Act" (which just destroyed subsidies), the "Defense of Marriage Act" (which was just unabashed homophobia), and the "Patriot Act of 2001 (which is about domestic espionage). How could any "good American" be against laws named that?

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Bush's lies.....? How about everything he said during his campaign? With the exception of that first tax cut (which did diddly shit) I can't think of anything he's followed up on. Nothing.


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Didn't he promise to spend 100.000.000 $ to save the Rainforest and to restrict CO2 emissions?

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So what did the US population give George Bush and his party in the mid-term elections? An A+! Despite the fact that mid-term elections are usually a time when the party not in the White House picks up seats in the House and Senate, the Democrats got stuffed and the Republicans took the Senate and picked up more seats in the house. So far the US populations reaction to W has been more positive than their reaction to Mr. Clinton at the same point in the White House. I remember very well, the reaction the US population had to Clintons first two years in office, the first Republican controlled congress in 40 years.
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