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Bush Pioneers and Rangers benefit from new government policies

AP reports: America's business leaders who raised more than $75 million for President Bush's re-election campaign last year have cashed in with recent federal policy changes, a newspaper reported.

Bush administration policies have financially benefited companies or lobbying clients tied to at least 200 of the president's largest campaign fund raisers, according to the Blade.

The spoils sometimes came at the expense of consumers or public health concerns, the report said.

Benefits came in the form of targeted tax breaks, regulatory changes, pro-business legislation, high-profile government appointments and federal contracts.

Bush's policies often benefited the 548 "Pioneers" and "Rangers," who each raised at least $100,000 or $200,000 for his 2004 re-election. -- Paper says legislation benefits Bush fund-raisers

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