Thursday, March 16, 2006

Pelosi Hints at Democrats' 'Unified' Agenda

CNS News reported The Republican Party has wondered what's taking Democrats so long to unveil their election-year agenda. Amid press reports that it will happen any day now, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday offered what amounts to a draft version.
They hate George Bush.
Americans who find it hard to make ends meet may like the promises they hear from the Democrats. But the companies that employ such Americans may not like the plan.
There is nothing new there. Dems have always hated business.
In any case, the Republican Party says the Democrats' real agenda involves the censure and possible impeachment of President George W. Bush.

In a speech to the Communications Workers of America on Tuesday, Pelosi mentioned Democrats' opposition to outsourcing. She said Democrats will end tax subsidies for companies that send jobs overseas.
Can they name a single bill that provides tax subsidies for companies to send jobs overseas?
She also said Democrats support the "right of all Americans to organize," a sentiment that goes over well with labor unions such as the CWA.
Unions are rapidly shrinking, because there is little need for them, so they may like that.
To protect workers who want to join unions, Pelosi said Democrats are "fighting" to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, sponsored by Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) in the House and Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) in the Senate. "The bill will guarantee that when a majority of workers in a company want a union, they will get a union," Pelosi said.
What about protecting rights of employees that don't want to join a union, or don't want one in their company.
Democrats also support an increase in the minimum wage. Pelosi, describing the income of corporate American CEOs as "immoral," used Wal-Mart to make her point:
A lot of liberals take pot shots at WalMart, yet they don't seem to have trouble finding people to work for them.
"I was told that an entry level person at Wal-Mart, who works his or her entire career at Wal-Mart, would make as much as the CEO makes in two weeks. A lifetime of work versus two weeks in the executive suite -- this is not America, this is not fairness, this is not the basis of a strong middle class that is essential for our democracy. We must change that in our country," she said.
Robin Hood Democrats will rob from the rich to give to the poor (except most of it they will keep for themselves).
Pelosi also mentioned the Democrats' "Innovation Agenda" to maintain America's leadership role in the global economy.
They want to support the global economy; just don't send any jobs overseas.
America lags behind other countries that have universal broadband deployment, Pelosi said; but the Democrats' agenda "guarantees" that every American will have affordable access to broadband within five years.
I thought Gore invented the internet; why did he invent it with slow access?
"We also believe that the nationwide deployment of high speed, always-on broadband and Internet and mobile communications will fuel the development of millions of new jobs in the United States," Pelosi said.
Unless she is planning on having the government subsidize the broadband, she should be able to get Republicans to join with her in developing technology.
Democrats support "energy independence" within ten years; health care for all American within five years; and "dignified retirement" (no privatization of Social Security) through an "AmeriSave" plan.
Tell us how we can afford to do it.


Jezabel Lee said...

By getting our behinds out of Iraq.

Don Singleton said...

You are wrong if you think getting out of Iraq will save enough money to afford all of those boondogles.

Especially if we get out before the Iraqis can get control of their country, and handle the insurgents and the Al Qaeda fighters.