6 million to Mr. Bush or the Republican Party during the 2000 campaign. The burden of representing any views on the economy that might not be voiced by big business seemed to fall to one representative from the Consumer Federation of America.
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: On Tuesday, President-elect Bush completed the selection of a Cabinet with a rich diversity of backgrounds, races and views. The very next day, he held a conference that sent a different message: Invited to what was billed as a broad discussion of the national economy were three-dozen corporate executives, almost all of them white and male, who together had contributed $1.6 million to Mr. Bush or the Republican Party during the 2000 campaign.
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