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March 12, 2004

Another Bush lie-and-coverup

The Knight Ridder newspapers have a juicy scoop that starts with this lede:

The government's top expert on Medicare costs was warned that he would be fired if he told key lawmakers about a series of Bush administration cost estimates that could have torpedoed congressional passage of the White House-backed Medicare prescription-drug plan.

So, much like Iraq, we've been saddled with a hugely expensive program with dubious benefit that only got through Congress because the Bush adminsitration lied and bullied the people whose job it was to come up with the right answers.

It wil lbe interesting to see who picks this up. Kerry will likely be afraid of being attacked as "anti-elderly" if he does.

Posted by jay at March 12, 2004 09:49 AM | TrackBack
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