Special interests? Crony Capitalism? No way! Not in the Bush White House. You might consider the following developments. There have been massive tax cuts for the already super wealthy. Big drug companies and the HMOs frame health policy. Oil and gas companies design energy policy. Corporations close to Bush and Cheney get lucrative Iraq contracts. Where will all this lead? Deficits and debt loom far into the future. Where is the money going to come from to cover the impending retirement of millions of Baby Boomers? Their Social Security, pension and health care benefits are at risk.
Molly Ivins was a keen and trenchant observer of the American political scene. Her razor sharp wit and cogent writing generated legions of fans. Based in Austin, her nationally syndicated column appeared in more than three hundred newspapers. In addition to compilations of her brilliant, hilarious liberal columns, she wrote with Lou Dubose Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush and Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America. She was working on a book documenting the Bush administration’s assault on the Bill of Rights when she died on January 31, 2007. She was a strong supporter of AR. We will miss her.