Republican Family Foundation Plan: Screw You
Housing - Bush appointed Ben Bernanke to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on February 1, 2006. In five short months, Bernanke has raises interest rates of the U.S. central bank for the 17th consecutive time. This has caused mortgage rates to skyrocket, eliminate the dreams of home ownership for many middle class Americans, and force homeowners to foreclose their current homes.
Education - On July 1, 2006, student loan interest rates increased according to the policies Bush and the Republicans passed. "The increase, which will climb from 5.3 percent to 7.14 percent, will cost students about $2,222 to $2,674 more in basic student loans, also known as Stafford loans."
Health Care - Feb 2, 2006: "The U.S. House Republican leaders, backed by the Bush administration, muscled through a package of nearly $40 billion in spending cuts that will slash programs vital to working families, especially low-income Americans and those trying to pay for college." Cuts on health care include "slashing $25 billion over 10 years from their health care coverage while taking nothing away from HMOs and the pharmaceutical industry."
And speaking of Republican family values, how does molesting children build strong families? Liberal Avenger has the story on GOP political consultant Carey Lee Cramer. The Republican Family Foundation Plan in a nutshell.