Domestic Policy

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  Bush Team Resists Tax on Oil ProfiteeringOctober 28, 2005 00:00 Even though the oil companies saw another record profit quarter, even though Americans were forced to pay nearly one hour of minimum-wage work per gallon of gas, George Bush has ruled out any tax increase on oil companies to help pay for mounting national debt that now totals tens of thousands of dollars per US citizen.
  California Initiatives DOAOctober 28, 2005 00:00 Despite refusing to appear with President Bush during a visit to the state last week, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is watching the implosion of his attempt to use ballot initiatives to drive California politics.
  The Price of War and Tax Cuts: Student Aid and Child SupportOctober 27, 2005 00:00 The House and Senate Republicans are considering massive spending cuts that include cuts to student loan programs and to the enforcement of child support programs across state lines. At the same time, these same Republicans are refusing to put a moratorium on President Bush's tax cuts. 'Ouch' for the little guy.
  New Fed Boss May Worsen US Economic StraitsOctober 27, 2005 00:00 Ben Bernake, who in the past has made claims that the US government can print as much money as it wants with impunity, could actually worsen the US economic situation by playing into the high-spending-high-debt policies of George Bush.
 
  Bush Reinstating Davis-Bacon ActOctober 26, 2005 00:00 President Bush appears to be bowing to political pressure from his own party and is reinstating the Davis-Bacon Act as of Nov. 8. Bush suspended the Act, which requires government contractors to pay the prevailing wage in a region, after Katrina.
  Bernanke Picked to Succeed GreenspanOctober 25, 2005 00:00 President Bush has picked advisor Ben Bernanke to succeed Alan Greenspan as head of the private Federal Reserve Bank. Bernanke is not expected to greatly change the course of the Fed.
  Gun Shield Law to go to PresidentOctober 20, 2005 00:00 The House approved sending a gun manufacturer shield law to the President. Bush has indicated that he will approve the bill designed to prevent wrongful death lawsuits against gun companies.
  New Calls for Immigrant-Worker PlanOctober 18, 2005 00:00 The Bush administration is renewing calls for a guest worker plan, part of the administrations plans to homogenize North America. The plan will contribute to falling real-dollar-value wages in the US.
  Poor Children in Rural Texas Suffering from ObesityOctober 10, 2005 00:00 Poor families in rural Texas can't affort health insurance or clothes, but can afford high-sugar, high-fat fast foods. A generation of Texas children is suffering from obesity and related health problems as a result.
 
  Republican Senators Rebuke White House by Spearheading Torture RegulationsOctober 06, 2005 00:00 The Senate passed an ammendment to a military appropriations bill on a vote of 90-9 that would require that all foreign prisoners held by the US be subject to the same treatment demanded in the US Army manual. The White House has strongly opposed the measure.
 
  More Poor Could Be Hurt By KatrinaOctober 06, 2005 00:00 Republicans in Congress are contemplating cuts to foodstamp and conservation programs to help pay for the hurricane Katrina recovery effort. Democrats and some moderate Republicans are fighting the cuts.
  Norton Discusses Petroleum Outages in GulfOctober 05, 2005 00:00 Hurricane Rita damaged a significant number of oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, halting a majority of the oil and gas production in the region. According to a separate NPR quote this morning, Norton stated that this may be a good opportunity to explore other sources of oil and gas. Think ANWR. How about other sources of energy?