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  •  New Orleans Pays the Death Tax (4.00)
    Now should not be the time, as Kevin Drum of the Washington Monthly has noted, for the politics of blame.  In the wake of Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast, Americans should be united in providing relief, resources and support to all in need.

    But sadly, that massive relief effort will take place during a time of divisive and fundamental debate about the very meaning of national unity in the United States.  As New Orleans struggles for survival, the President and his amen corner are waging a full scale assault on the Estate Tax, what they derisively (and effectively )term the "Death Tax." They will continue to pursue this massive transfer of the U.S. treasury to America's wealthiest, even as a mountain of evidence shows that successive Bush budget cuts devastated New Orleans' disaster preparedness and levee maintenance...

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    "New Orleans Pays the Death Tax."

    •  But that's what we did after 9/11. (none)
      We didn't want to hold Bush accountable because we had to be perfect little angels and not play the politics of blame after 9/11. But the problem is, Bush exploited 9/11 for his own political gain. Right after it happened, he was already thinking of ways to frame Iraq for it.

      And right when we needed the Democratic Party to provide a voice of reason opposing the Bush administration, they backed off for fear of being called unpatriotic.

    •  Unite. (none)
      "Now should not be the time, as Kevin Drum of the Washington Monthly has noted, for the politics of blame.  In the wake of Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast, Americans should be united in providing relief, resources and support to all in need."

      We need to unite in providing relief to make up for Bush's utter failure.

      If Bush says he doesn't need our help because he isn't an utter failure, that's on his head.

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