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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-11 10:24 AM
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3. To be fair
the Dems were actually pretty ambitious when they took control of Congress in 2006. Remember the "Six for '06" pledge?

Nancy Pelosi took an early survey of her first 100 days as speaker of the House of Representatives and called reporters to the Capitol Wednesday to proclaim she had compiled a "remarkable record of which I'm enormously proud."

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In response to scandals that had dogged the Republican-led 109th Congress, the House quickly adopted rules that limited lobbyists' ability to entertain members or their staffs and reinstated "pay-go" rules for the federal budget requiring that any new spending be offset by spending cuts or increased taxes.

Then Pelosi's fellow Democrats fulfilled her pledge to pass the "Six for '06" agenda of carefully poll-tested legislation within 100 legislative hours. The House voted to raise the federal minimum wage, allow federally funded embryonic stem cell research, implement recommendations of the 9/11 commission, cut oil and gas tax breaks, allow Medicare to negotiate drug price discounts and cut student loan rates.

http://articles.sfgate.com/2007-03-29/news/20871323_1_f...
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