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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 07:26 PM
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3. No kidding -and there's so much more in the works
Miller has environmental and labor legislation for which he's *already* counted the votes. And look at Barney Frank's plans:

Representative Barney Frank, the Massachusetts liberal who would chair the Committee on Financial Services, wants to legislate across a broad front and predicts, "We are going to frame these things so a lot of Republicans are going to have a hard time voting no." His committee's jurisdiction would let him take up predatory lending, unregulated hedge funds, consumer protection from financial fraud, Federal Reserve policy, the IMF and World Bank. He wants to give shareholders the power to reject the swollen pay packages awarded to corporate executives. He wants to start a major inquiry into income inequality, both in America and the global economy.

I swoon. -Especially considering Conyers, as you note, et al.

Once dem issues are out in the open -on the floor, in front of everyone- repubs have to fall in line -it would be politically suicidal to oppose them. How do they explain to voters that they oppose min wage or environmental action or roll back on oil company tax give-a-ways?
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