Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

August 3, 2003

by J

Twoink!

The Kerry campaign has informed the press that it is going to launch a petition on the Kerry website tomorrow against Dubya's plans to slash overtime eligibility.
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry planned to launch an Internet-based petition drive Monday aimed at protesting the Bush administration's proposal to revamp overtime pay standards.

Kerry planned to use a meeting with key labor activists to launch drive, becoming the first to sign the protest petition on his campaign's Web site.
But the AP apparently queried Joe Trippi, Dean's campaign manager about it, and Joe said:
''It's taking something straight out of our book, and that's all right."
Yup. You know why? Because the faster, better, nimbler, jedi master that is the Dean campaign just put up their own petition, a day ahead of Kerry's. Ka-Pow! Dean says:
Once again, President Bush is siding with big business at the expense of working families. The Administrationís proposal to deny overtime pay to millions of American workers is offensive. As President, I would reverse it.

A new proposal nearing final approval by the Department of Labor would limit overtime pay to an estimated 8 million workers, according to the Economic Policy Institute. These changes to Fair Labor Standards Act regulations would affect emergency medical technicians, paralegals, licensed practical nurses, draftsmen, surveyors, journalists, cooks, dental hygienists and health technicians, among many others.

This is only the latest in a series of anti-worker policies put forward by this Administration. They dismantled the ergonomics rule, fought an increase in the minimum wage, supported legislation to erode the 40 hour workweek and now they want to cut overtime pay.
If I recall correctly, I've heard or read Dean talk about this issue before. But, I think the Dean campaign just ran up and tweaked the Kerry campaign on the nose. Twoink!

See ya!
Posted by J at August 3, 2003 04:49 PM
Comments

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir


Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush


Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror


LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right


The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling


The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow


Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars


Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative


Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

In Association with Amazon.com