Bush’s call to volunteerism hides motives

Bruce Joff
Friday November 16, 2001


Bush gave a rousing speech, calling for all of us to volunteer and give our time and money to help strengthen our country against terrorism. It really had me going, until he wrapped his fervor around the so-called economic stimulus bill he’s trying to shove through Congress. What’s this? We are supposed to sacrifice while big corporations and very wealthy individuals get the alternative minimum tax removed? Under this scheme, Bush’s biggest campaign contributors would would pay no taxes. They would even get refunds from past years’ taxes while we are volunteering, sacrificing, and carrying the load. Cynical, Mr. President. Very cynical. It plants doubt into all the good words he had spoken. 


Bruce Joff