Thursday, September 23, 2004

Five Reasons to Vote

I was notified about this site that, when you become a member and register people to vote, you earn free music downloads. They have a list of some good tunes, too.

Here are their top 5 reasons to vote:
05. Education

The current administration severely underfunds its own education plan. This administration's budget contains $9.4 billion less than the $34 billion needed by the states to comply with NCLB. A recent report prepared by the House Appropriations Committee predicts further underfunding in future budgets – $1.9 billion in 2006 increasing to $4.6 billion by FY2009. These cuts will result in drastic cuts in services, including support services for teachers.

04. Environment

The "Clear Skies" initiative is designed to amend the Clean Air Act, but will actually undermine efforts to produce cleaner air. As NRDC reports," compared to current law, the Clear Skies plan would allow three times more toxic mercury emissions, 50 percent more sulfur emissions, and hundreds of thousands more tons of smog-forming nitrogen oxides."

03. Health Care

Nearly 13 million young adults age 19-29 have no health insurance. Between 2000 and 2002, more than two million Americans age 19-29 lost their health coverage.
Two million losing coverage in two years, That's more than 2,700 every day. Adding up to more than 13 million 19-29 year olds nationwide who have no health care. The long and short of it: If you are young, you are twice as likely to have no insurance.

02. Economy

Millions of Americans remain out of work, underemployed and underpaid. With few new jobs being created, and the pay for new jobs well below the average pay of those jobs lost over the past few years, millions of middle-class workers face a real economic squeeze and a declining standard of living.

All the sunny rhetoric in the world can't hide the facts: the U.S. economy is simply not creating new jobs at the rate necessary to make up for millions of lost jobs over the last four years or even at a pace required just to keep up with population changes.

01. National Security

We are not safe. This chilling conclusion from the Commission should come as no surprise given this administration's choices since September 11. The White House's war in Iraq – which has taken too many lives and drained nearly $150 billion American tax dollars – has overshadowed our successful effort to topple the Taliban and disrupt al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Now, al Qaeda is regrouping, new terrorist threats are emerging in Iraq, and holes in homeland security – particularly ports, industrial plants, and borders – remain unplugged. We are not safe because the administration has made the wrong choices on terrorism.

6 Comments:

At 9/23/2004 2:45 PM , Blogger Justin said...

Here are 525 reasons to vote.

http://www.525reasons.com/

 
At 9/23/2004 2:55 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Cool...Thanks!!

 
At 9/23/2004 2:59 PM , Blogger Justin said...

My friend showe dme a link with over a thousand reasons, if I can find that I'll let you know.

 
At 9/23/2004 3:00 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Justin...it's in my link list....Thousand Reasons

 
At 9/24/2004 1:57 PM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

Five Reasons To Vote:

1. Education
If you believe it's important to increase funding for education, "President Bush's overall Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 budget represents a 49% increase for elementary and secondary education since FY 2001".

2. Character
John Kerry missed 64% of his votes in the Senate last year and has missed more than 80% of them this year. If John Kerry isn't bothering to do the job he has, wouldn't it be a mistake to give him a promotion?

3. Economy
"The 17 percent productivity growth from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2004 stands head and shoulders above the growth rate for any comparable period. In fact, it is better than any eight-year period since 1976. In the first 13 quarters of the Bush Administration, the basic determinant of our standard of living increased by almost as much as during the entire 32 quarters of the Clinton Administration." -- Arnold Kling at Tech Central Station

4. National Security
Running For Senate In 1984, Kerry Called For Cancellation Of At Least 27 Weapons Systems And Reductions In 18 Other Systems. 揫Kerry] recommended cancellation of 27 weapons systems including the B1 bomber, the cruise missile, MX missile, Trident submarine, Patriot air defense missile, F15 fighter plane, Sparrow missile, stealth bomber and Pershing II missile. He recommended reductions in 18 other systems including the joint tactical air system, the Bradley fighting vehicle, the M1 Abrams tank and the F16 fighter plane.

5. Environment FACTS:
Clear Skies Initiative - President Bush will work to secure passage of the Clear Skies Initiative to reduce power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury by 70 percent and help the states meet tougher new air quality standards.
Clean Air Interstate Rule - President Bush will complete the Clean Air Interstate Rule, which will require the steepest emissions cuts in over a decade.

 
At 9/24/2004 4:21 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

WOW...you people really do believe that shit, don't you?? You better do some reearch, Moron. You are definitely putting forth symptoms of a sheeple.

 

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