The Donks' First 100 Hours  

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Donks have an agenda for their first 100 hours.

Day One: Put new rules in place to "break the link between lobbyists and legislation."
Of course, what this really means is that the Donks will work to break any links between non-Democrat lobbyists and non-Democrat legislation. They'll still be in bed with their own lobbyists.
Day Two: Enact all the recommendations made by the commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
This will be easy, since all of the recommendations that are feasible have already been implemented. It's one of the reasons there hasn't been a terror attack on US soil since 9/11. That's not to say there isn't more that can be done, such as repealing illegal anti-gun laws so that people can defend themselves against terrorists, but I guess that's another post.
Time remaining until 100 hours: Raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, maybe in one step.
You go, Donks. Fire a bunch of unskilled workers so that you can feel like you did something for the ones that got to keep their jobs. Real fucking nice.
Cut the interest rate on student loans in half.
Hey how about this? Stop issuing government student loans altogether. They're unconstitutional anyway.
Allow the government to negotiate directly with the pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices for Medicare patients.
How about getting the government out of the pharmaceuticals business altogether and let the free market drive the prices down? Why does unconstitutional big government have to always be your answer for everything?
Broaden the types of stem cell research allowed with federal funds _ "I hope with a veto-proof majority," she added in an Associated Press interview Thursday.
How about you clowns follow the Constitution's allowance for stem cell research? Oh yeah, I forgot that it's zero, and you just can't have that. That would mean you would have to leave funding for this research up to the private sector, and even the Republicans won't do that.
All the days after that: "Pay as you go," meaning no increasing the deficit, whether the issue is middle class tax relief, health care or some other priority.
I'll believe this when I see it. The Donks are bigger spenders than their Republican butt-buddies. Of course, there's plenty of deficit to go around already, and you know they're not going to actually reduce or eliminate it. Instead, they'll just blame the problems caused by their out-of-control spending on the Republicans.

This 100-day agenda is simply business as usual for the Democrats. For a lot of Republicans, too. Nice job grandstanding guys, but I doubt many people are fooled.