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Sunday, August 12, 2007

What Others Are Saying: The Accomplishments of the 110th Congress

Nancy Pelosi

"...Pelosi outlined a domestic policy agenda so elegant in its symmetrical pursuit of both long-range change (an attack on global warming) and lunch-bucket progress (a bumper crop of ‘green-collar jobs’ to be created from investing in new energy technologies) that you begin to believe she is of a rare species among practiced Washington hands: That is, her political instincts come from somewhere well beyond the Beltway."

"Besides their success on increasing the federal minimum wage, ethics and lobbying, and the Sept. 11 commission’s recommendations, Democrats have moved forward with initiatives to expand health insurance for children through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and to shift U.S. energy policy away from reliance on fossil fuels…they have helped focus the war debate on the question of when, not if, U.S. forces will begin pulling out."

"Democrats who control Congress headed into a summer recess having passed several high-profile bills from raising the minimum wage to bolstering U.S. security and expanding children’s health care. Their top priority — ending the Iraq war — remains frustratingly unfulfilled. But the Democrats who took over in January were able to go home early on Sunday for a month-long break having won more support in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for bringing combat troops home by early next year, marking a significant turnaround from last year."

"Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) scored some major wins in the final few weeks before the recess, including pushing through a major rewrite of congressional ethics and lobbying laws, legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations and an energy reform bill that includes new taxes on oil companies while giving tax breaks for renewable fuels and conservation. The House also adopted its version of all 12 annual spending bills, including the $459 billion Defense appropriations bill, which was approved late Saturday night by a 395-13 margin."

(Even the French terrorists love Nancy Pelosi!) Agence France Presse, 8/5/07:

"They did however chalk up a string of domestic goals, raising the minimum wage, enshrined into law the recommendations of the commission into the September 11 attacks in 2001, passed an ethics bill, improved healthcare for children and passed energy reforms."

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At Sun Aug 12, 06:14:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

Pelosi rocks! She's also the only Speaker of the House that I've actually hugged.


At Sun Aug 12, 06:33:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

move over Xena

At Mon Aug 13, 05:23:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

BAC: Pelosi in '07! That's great that you've gotten to meet her. I'm jealous!

Distributorcap: Xena cannot begin to compare to the sheer awesomeness of Pelosi!

At Mon Aug 13, 10:45:00 PM, Blogger QuakerDave said...

Right. And while they're "investigating" Gonzo, they helped make his terror tactics law. They also continue to fund the war. Impeachment is "off the table." Health care? What's that? Oh, and when will one of them demand an investigation into the condition of our nation's coal mines, which obviously aren't all that safe (three miners died in Indiana last week, but they're confirmed dead, so CNN isn't paying attention to them...)

Sorry. Ain't bitin' here.

At Tue Aug 14, 08:46:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

What exactly is your message? You arguments seem to merely consist of slogans that often spouted by people like Chris Matthews and Karl Rove. You offer no evidence or convincing rhetoric. You state no solution that you would find satisfactory, only the empty complaints of a sophist or nihilist. Apparently the only reason that you have left a message is to attack my position, without bothering to explain yours. Do you really expect me to somehow find your words compelling? I know your blog, Quaker Dave. I have never attacked your position or left an antagonistic message on your blog. Why do you feel the need to attack me? Is there anything that you have to say that offers a solution of some sort, or are your words just so many vapid complaints without reason or merit? I remain entirely unconvinced by your seemingly shallow argument.


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