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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:26 AM
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Republican Legislative Accomplishments
OK, I admit it. I am lazy and came to DU to ask this question. I posted this in the DU lounge, but I figured I may get more responses in the Congress topic thread.

I know I could go through all of the voting in the House & Senate over the past 20 - 30 years, but I am looking for one ...ONE ... piece of legislation that the Republicans have authored or sponsored that has actually helped Americans.

Anybody have a list handy? I know it will be a very very short list.

I'd really like to be able show my conservative friends proof that republicans are not interested in helping Americans.

Thanks!
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:30 AM
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1. Some might consider Medicare Part D (drug program) to have helped. However, since it was not funded
I think it may have hurt the country more than helped.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:34 AM
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3. Big Pharma was the one who wrote the bill. Guess who it really helped?
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:32 AM
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2. There are none that have helped working americans. The wealthy? yes.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:44 AM
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4. Their only sensible legislation since Nixon resigned? - The "Do Not Call Registry."
:shrug:
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:55 AM
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5. Not much for the bottom 95%.
If you're in the top 5% bracket, it's a whole 'nother story.
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JayceR Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 02:30 PM
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6. Richard Nixon abolished the Gold Standard, if that counts
Edited on Wed Apr-27-11 02:37 PM by JayceR
I mean really... all that gold could be used as electrical conductors in devices like cell phones and put to use rather than the archaic tradition of letting the fruits of Nigerian child labor sit underground as ingots for all eternity. In addition, Gold is pretty much intrinsically worthless, requiring an active mining and smelting infrastructure for something that has little industrial use. Fiat too is intrinsically worthless, but at least it's cheap to produce. The only reason for the gold standard was pretty much "OMFG SHINY ROCKS!!!" Really, who made up this bullshit that gold is an infallibly secure investment... or worse, what teabaggers buy into this nonsense hawked on Glenn Beck's show? All it takes is one zombie apocalypse to make the bullet our primary medium of monetary exchange... shiny rocks make a noticeable glare to zombies, after all.
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