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October 06, 2006

What We are Working Towards in this Election

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talked about what she would do in the first 100 hours as Speaker of the House next January if the Democrats take back the House.  In an article in the Washington Post today, Pelosi talks about "draining the swamp" after more than a decade of Republican rule in Congress.  In an AP interview she says that as Madame Speaker (yeah, yeah!) here's the Agenda:

Day One: Put new rules in place to "break the link between lobbyists and legislation."

Day Two: Enact all the recommendations made by the commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Time remaining until 100 hours: Raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, maybe in one step. Cut the interest rate on student loans in half. Allow the government to negotiate directly with the pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices for Medicare patients.

Sounds good to me.  Ought to rev us all up to keep up the doorbelling, calling, donating, writing and talking.  Our job in this corner of the country is to get Darcy and Peter elected.  Stay on it.  I'd like to see this Agenda instituted and more to come.

Posted by Lynn Allen on October 6, 2006 at 09:50 AM in National and International Politics, Policy | Permalink


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