The Democratic party is confident enough of a win in November to pre-announce their plans for change when they take over the House of Representatives. So, what’s the plan?
Democratic plans for a legislative blitz during their first week in power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back parts of the Republican prescription drug law, implement homeland security measures and reinstate lapsed budget deficit controls.
Translation: raise taxes.
If Democrats take back the House, they’ll legislate the country back to pre September 11th conditions, and they’ll level punishment against George W. Bush and any Republican who has come within 20 feet of the man since his election.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in an interview last week that a Democratic House would launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration, beginning with the White House’s first-term energy task force and probably including the use of intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Pelosi denied Republican allegations that a Democratic House would move quickly to impeach President Bush. But, she said of the planned investigations, “You never know where it leads to.”
Oh, we know what it leads to, Nancy. The word is Impeachment. And in the case of the Democratic Party, it’s simply an act of revenge. Metering out their hate for Bush and everything he stands for. Carpet bombing.
Are Americans ready to be accomplices in the governance of slash and burn? That’s less than crystal clear, and as such, the Democrats could face rejection by showing their cards this early in the game. They must win at least 15 seats to capture majority status, and with six months to go before voters cast their ballots, their chances are still up in the air.