Kerry accuses Bush of caving on prescription drugs
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — John Kerry on Sunday accused the Bush administration an "incredible cave-in" to drug companies at taxpayers' expense, citing the dramatically higher cost estimate for the new Medicare overhaul.
The administration now puts the 10-year cost of the prescription drug benefit at $534 billion. That is one-third higher than the $395 billion figure from the Congressional Budget Office that administration officials and congressional GOP leaders cited as they pushed the legislation through Congress in November.
Kerry promises to "stand up" to these special interests if elected President. Well, he should be well rested enought to do it, since he's never stood up to them before. He forgot to mention to the crowd that he failed to show up to vote against this legislation. Of course, the media gives him a pass, which is exactly why this race needs to keep going through at least March 10th.