Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Pelosi's promises

Prediction: Stock market opens down sharply.

Huffington Post
If you honor Democratic candidates with your vote today, in the first hundred hours of a Democratic Congress: We will restore civility, integrity, and fiscal responsibility to the House of Representatives. We will start by cleaning up Congress, breaking the link between lobbyists and legislation and commit to pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending.[my note: riiight!!]

We will make our nation safer and we will begin by implementing the recommendations of the independent, bipartisan 9/11 Commission.

We will make our economy fairer, and we will begin by raising the minimum wage. We will not pass a pay raise for Congress until there is an increase in the minimum wage. [my note: is she promising a congressional pay raise here too?!?!]

We will make health care more affordable for all Americans[my note: i.e. massive tax increases], and we will begin by fixing the Medicare prescription drug program, putting seniors first by negotiating lower drug prices. We will also promote stem cell research to offer real hope to the millions of American families who suffer from devastating diseases.

We will broaden college opportunity, and we will begin by cutting interest rates for student loans in half.[my note: and raise taxes to compensate for this new give away]

We will energize America by achieving energy independence[my note: how?], and we will begin by rolling back the multi-billion dollar subsidies for Big Oil.[my note: so they scale back domestic exploration and research on alternatives right?]

We will guarantee a dignified retirement[my note: sounds a lot like more spending to me], and we will begin by fighting any attempt to privatize Social Security.

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