Thursday, January 04, 2007
Dems' agenda;mixed bag
For the most part, I endorse most of the proposals that will be brought to the floor by the Democrats. I don't support the minimum wage increase and wish they would be more aggressive on Iraq, but they are bringing some good proposals to the table. Two particularly good ideas are federal funding for stem-cell research and allowing the government to negotiate directly with the drug companies to keep prices low. Both of these plans should pass with bipartisan support. If the Dems can't come through on these, they might as well kiss 2008 goodbye now.