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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Citizens Banned From President's Social Security Tour

After renewing his call for the privatization of social security in his State of the Union address last night, the President will embark on a barnstorming tour around the country to attempt to convince voters that his scheme to "reform" Social Security is in their interest.

One of his first stops is Fargo, North Dakota, where some locals were apparently shocked to find themselves unwelcome at the President's speech. According to an Associated Press report, more than 40 locals were on a "banned" list that was given to workers distributing tickets for the speech. Included on that list were Fargo City Commissioner Linda Coates and her husband, two local high school students, a producer of a local progressive radio show, a librarian, and a number of university professors. The seeming connection between the names on the list was that they had voiced opposition to the war on Iraq.


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