Friday, September 22, 2006

Democrats issue mission statement

In an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, Howard Dean unveils what the Democrats are calling "A New Direction For America." After reading through the first 3/4's of the article which is just a restatement of all of the Dems anti-Bush positions we get to the meat the "plan" as Dean calls it. And what do we find?
Democrats offer America a new direction in fiscal policy, for the middle class, and in the war in Iraq. We believe that America should work for everyone:

We will restore honesty in government, starting with the pay-as-you-go discipline in Congress that served Mr. Clinton so well. Balancing the Federal budget will be a high priority with concurrent limitation of spending. We will ease the burdens on middle class Americans and reverse Republican cuts in college tuition aid and health care. We will ensure that a retirement with dignity is the right and expectation of every single American, including pension reform, and preventing the privatization of social security.

We will dramatically expand support of energy independence in order to generate large numbers of new American jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. We will have a jobs agenda that includes good jobs that stay in America, a higher minimum wage and trade policies that benefit the global labor force, not just multinational corporations.

We will have a defense policy that is tough and smart, starting with phased redeployment of our troops in Iraq, and shore up our efforts to attack al Qaeda and fight the war on terror. We also will close the gaps in our security here at home by implementing the 9/11 Commission recommendations.

We are ready to lead with a thoughtful, fiscally responsible long-term vision. We will reach out to all Americans who value hope over fear and begin moving the country forward again
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It's clear that the dems think that by simply saying "we will" do something that should be enough to complete the "landslide" victory in November that they believe they are headed towards. What the dems still have not figured out is they have to actually offer the American people an idea for them to weigh against what the Republicans are offering. Slogans and promises they will do something is not enough and quite frankly reveals how stupid the dems think we all are.

It will cost them in November.

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