Monday, December 11, 2006


My good friend, Roto, wanted me to be sure to see this interview with incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and I thought you should see it as well.

For anyone thinking that the Dems in control will be just the same as their counterparts in the Senate these past four years, I have to say, don't be a cynical jackass. Sure, there will be lapses and the media-fueled scandal here or there, sure there will be compromises and more GOP dirty tricks to dodge, but can you imagine the do-nothing, aristocrat-helping GOP Senate leaders we've suffered through recently saying anything like this:
Minimum wage isn't for kids flipping hamburgers at McDonald's. About 15 percent of the people who draw minimum wage are teenagers. Sixty percent of people who draw minimum wage are women and the vast majority of those women, that's all the money they get to support their families. The minimum wage is important -- it keeps people off welfare.

Or this:
We also have to recognize health care -- we've got to do something about health care. Two subsets of that, one is stem cell research, which is giving hope to millions. Second would be to recognize that we must do something to allow Medicare to negotiate for lower prices for drugs for senior citizens. The way it is now, it's not a fair playing field where the private sector has an advantage over Medicare and that's not the way it should be.

Or maybe this:
I believe that the oil companies have the ability to manipulate prices. I had a study done by the Federal Trade Commission to find out why the price in Nevada was so high and they said 'well they're high, but we don't know why.' There was no reason for it. Well there's some reason for it... It seems to me that conveniently, they finally seem to go down at certain times and at times the gas prices are allowed to go up.

I'm not a big fan of the oil industry... I think they've ripped off the American people.

So, don't start blaming them for what they haven't done. Come January, February, March, those first 90 days, let's see if the Dems can't prove that they are so much better equipped to govern all of our great nation and not just make the rich richer and the poor dead.

Give them that chance. They deserve no less.

We deserve no less.

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