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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:24 PM
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Minimum wage, war top Democrats' plans
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 10:27 PM by Timbuk3
Democrats say they will burst out of a 12-year exile with a bang if they win control of Congress in two weeks. They promise to quickly pass a minimum wage increase at home and to reduce the U.S. war role in Iraq.

Made-for-televison hearings would focus on faulty intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq, strategic and tactical missteps once there and the sending of troops into combat with insufficient armor, the Democrats say.

From the helm of the House Armed Services committee, they would press for an almost immediate troop drawdown. They also would try to switch the U.S. from a major role in Iraq to a supporting one - counterterrorism and logistical tasks rather than patrols of the streets of Baghdad.

All that is assuming the Democrats win, a matter still to be decided by voters.


More at ===>

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1130AP_Democrats...

For those who ask "what's the Democrat's plan?"
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:25 PM
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1. good, good.
I hope they also speak to the bigger problems, fossil fuel dependency being the top one.
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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:29 PM
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3. That pisses me off
A TRUE energy policy, that included weaning us off mideast oil, is an all-around winner. More jobs, no need to intervene in the ME (let 'em eat their oil), cleaner environment.

No one wants to talk about something that SHOULD be front and center.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:27 PM
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2. I want the Democrats to force George W. Bush to veto a minimum wage bill
Go ahead and make him veto a bill that over 80% of Americans support.
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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:30 PM
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4. They want to make him veto stem cells again. N/T
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:33 PM
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5. Ah yes. That too.
With any luck, we can drive those approval numbers down even more. Maybe into the 20's.

But the election is not won yet. I don't want to jinx anything.
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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:34 PM
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6. I hear ya
"IF" is an important word in "If the Democrats win".

It takes more than wishing.
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