Paper Tiger

Crowley, Michael
February 2005
New Republic;2/7/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 4, p14
Focuses on the Social Security reform bill of United States President George W. Bush. Report that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas criticized the Social Security reforms; Praise for former House Ways and Means Committee chairmen Wilbur Mills and Dan Rostenkowski; Report that Thomas won the award for "brainiest" as well as "meanest" in "Washingtonian" magazine's 2004 "Best and Worst of Congress" awards; Reaction of Thomas to Bush's 2001 tax cut; Role of Thomas in the passing of a Medicare prescription-drug bill in 2003.


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