The Top 52 Reasons to Vote Republican in 2004

(or, Why I'm Voting Democrat in 2004)

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But less than four months after he signed it into law on Dec. 8, Bush's Medicare-reform dream has turned into a nightmare and a potential drag on his bid for re-election.

As a policy, it is devoid of meaningful measures to alleviate the high costs of prescription drugs for seniors. But beyond the policy concerns, the path to passage and the implementation of this initiative have been riddled with scandal, lies, mistruth, and back scratching for George W. Bush’s biggest political investors.

The $400 billion taxpayer program has a dubious benefit for seniors...Pharmaceutical companies can charge whatever they like for drugs because the government is prohibited from buying drugs through bulk purchases.