Sunday, May 07, 2006

The New Democratic Agenda

Confident Democrats Lay Out Agenda

Democratic leaders, increasingly confident they will seize control of the House in November, are laying plans for a legislative blitz during their first week in power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back parts of the Republican prescription drug law, implement homeland security measures and reinstate lapsed budget deficit controls.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in an interview last week that a Democratic House would launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration, beginning with the White House's first-term energy task force and probably including the use of intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Pelosi denied Republican allegations that a Democratic House would move quickly to impeach President Bush. But, she said of the planned investigations, "You never know where it leads to."


Is it really a good idea to let your stratgey be known before the electoral battle starts? I think this is a sign of overconfidence on the Dem's part. But their agenda does point out that something is amiss. After all, what does it say about the GOP when Democrats are talking about reducing spending and cutting entitlement programs?