So now that you won…What are you going to do?

We all know the Democrats took the House…but does anybody know what they want to do? Because I’m thinking about it, and I can’t really figure it out. Maybe I’m just stupid, but I sure as hell can’t find a plan anywhere other than “change what’s already working and keep complaining about what we can’t fix.”

Here’s what I’m seeing:

  • For the past two years, the Democrats’ main goal has been to complain as much as possible so that maybe by election time somebody will be annoyed enough to vote for them (sort of the telemarketer approach).
  • The economy has been record high, so they focus on Bush’s foreign policy–mainly by using the point that he hasn’t shared much of a plan.
  • They complain enough and win the mid-term elections.
  • They still don’t have any control over foreign policy, and the economy is already record high.

So let me get this straight…They won on the basis that they’re going to change things, but the only things that they can change are already higher than they’ve been for years?

And just curious…has anybody here actually heard their plan?

21 thoughts on “So now that you won…What are you going to do?”

  1. Got this from my Gramma…

    2008 Democratic National Convention

    7:00 P.M. Opening flag burning.
    7:15 P.M. Pledge of Allegiance to the United Nations.
    7:30 PM. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
    7:30 till 8:00 P.M. Nonreligious prayer and worship: Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton.
    8:00 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
    8:05 P.M Ceremonial tree hugging.
    8:15- 8:30 P.M. Gay Wedding: Barney Frank, presiding.
    8:30 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
    8:35 P.M. Free Saddam Rally: Cindy Sheehan, Susan Sarandon.
    9:00 P.M. Keynote speech: “The Proper Etiquette for Surrender”,
    French President Jacques Chirac.
    9:15 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
    9:20 P.M. Collection to benefit Osama Bin Laden Kidney Transplant Fund.
    9:30 P.M. Unveiling of plan to free freedom fighters from Guantanamo Bay Sean Penn.
    9:40 P.M. Why I hate the Military: A short talk by William Jefferson Clinton.
    9:45 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
    9:50 P.M. Dan Rather receives “Truth in Broadcasting” award, presented by Michael Moore.
    9:55 P.M., Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
    10:00 P.M. Presentation: “How George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld brought down the World Trade Center Towers “, by Howard Dean.
    10:30 P.M. Nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton for President by Mahmud Ahnadinejad.
    11:00 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
    11:05 P.M. Al Gore reinvents the Internet.
    11:15 P.M. “Our Troops are War Criminals”, presented by John Kerry.
    11:30 P.M Coronation of Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    12:00 AM. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.

    12:05 A.M Bill asks Ted to drive Hillary home

    Funny (or not so funny) thing is, democrats are just such stinkin’ liars. The new senator here, Jon Tester, said he’d protect Montana’s gun laws and stuff…democrats are for no guns! *shakes head*

  2. Wow elliot you should delete that last comment. It’s better than your post. lol, sorry. I just had to say that. You guys are right, Demonrats are just liers who complain and have no plan.

  3. I’m not stereotyping, and a lot of the time they have a point (probably even this time), but that still doesn’t change the fact that they don’t have any more ideas than anybody else does.

  4. the econemy is already record high

    You spelled economy wrong… thought I’d point that out. (even though I just noticed it… *cough*)

  5. Their plan? It’s to promote things that people can agree on: Like raising the minimum wage, actually getting our soldiers all the equipment they need to be safe, ending tax give-aways rewarding American companies that take our jobs overseas instead of leaving them here for us, make college tuition tax deductible, make health care more affordable, etc. What there sounds bad and evil?

    They’re making a leap for the center. They’re trying to bring us back together by putting emphasis on issues that we all do care about instead of the stuff that divides us.

    As for that Montana gun law thing, your senator is from Montana too and probably has guns that he wants to keep too. You’re citizens of the same state. Senators and Representatives are not just driven by their party, they’re driven by their state too.

    People voted for democrats this year because they are growing sick of the fear tactics the Bush administration and Republican Congress has used on us. They got tired of not hearing the truth about Iraq.

    Democrats and Republicans lie. Politicians lie. People lie. It’s human nature and no one is perfect.

  6. Their plan? It’s to promote things that people can agree on: Like raising the minimum wage, actually getting our soldiers all the equipment they need to be safe, ending tax give-aways rewarding American companies that take our jobs overseas instead of leaving them here for us, make college tuition tax deductible, make health care more affordable, etc. What there sounds bad and evil?

    Raising the minimum wage isn’t good, because then the prices on everything has to go up, to make up for the minimum wage raise.
    Since when have Democrats been for /helping/ our soldiers?
    Of course they’ll end tax giveaways; they want to take more taxes!
    If you’re thinking healthcare like Canada, Canada’s healthcare sucks. I could tell you lots of stories, since my Dad goes up there all the time and talks to them.

  7. I encourage you to read Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America by Barbara Ehrenreich. As it stands right now, minimum wage is not enough to make ends meet. Minimum wage is supposed to be the minimum amount of pay that would support a person in America and right now it is not doing that. A person must hold down multiple minimum wage jobs in order to live in America. Minimum wage jobs are not just for teenagers…millions of American adults with families to support are forced to turn to those jobs for income and they are unable to support themselves alone, and forget about supporting families if they have them. If we want to reduce poverty in America, we must raise the minimum wage. If we really believe in being compassionate ideologists, we must raise the minimum wage. Right now, federal mandated minimum wage is $5.15 an hour. In today’s economy can you honestly say that’s enough?

    It has been commonly known for years now that “vulnerabilities in body armor accounted for around 300 of 2200 deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq” (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/jan-june06/armor_1-11.html). Read that article. While yes, it has been the Pentagon that has rejected vamping up armor requirements, the Republican led Congress has not applied nearly enough pressure to force them to. Congress has every ability and responsibility to provide our troops with better armor that will save our troops’ lives. But they have failed to do so. For a while now, Democrats have publicly been calling for their right wing brothers and sisters to support them in calling for more armor and have received little to no support.

    Why would we encourage American companies to take jobs away from Americans? They’re not raising taxes, they’re simply removing the exemptions that companies that participate in outsourcing enjoy. Democrats are promoting the idea that we need to look out for our own people. Is that such a bad thing?

    I’m not thinking healthcare like Canada. I do know, however, that healthcare in America is becoming insanely expensive for many Americans (especially on current minimum wage standards). There is much we can do to improve it. No, we don’t have to follow Canada’s example and we shouldn’t. But I’m getting sick of Canada being used as an excuse to not put America’s brilliant minds to use to find a solution to the problem.

  8. Check this website out: http://www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=7644
    I shall quote a few paragraphs.

    “According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004 about half of all hourly paid workers earning at or below the minimum wage in the U.S. were younger than 25; one-fourth fell between the ages of 16 and 19. For hourly paid workers over 25, only 1.7 percent earned a wage at or below the mandated minimum, with many of them retired and working to supplement Social Security or other retirement income. Furthermore, 60 percent of the workers who earn the minimum wage or less were employed in food service jobs such as waiters, waitresses and bartenders, workers whose wages are usually supplemented with tips.

    Conclusion: Very few hourly paid workers in the United States earn a minimum wage or less, and those who do are predominantly younger workers gaining valuable experience, older workers supplementing retirement income or workers whose income is supplemented by tips.”

    “More importantly, the best way to obtain a high-wage job is to first gain experience at a low-wage job. But if the bottom rung of the employment ladder is pulled from them, low-skilled, mostly teenage workers will have fewer opportunities to obtain higher-paying jobs in the future. Labor economists David Neumark and Olena Nizalova find that teenagers who grew up in states with minimum wage floors consistently higher than the federal minimum earned lower wages and worked fewer hours when they reached their late twenties relative to individuals in other states with a consistently lower minimum wage.”

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