I think, given history, this certainly belong in this room

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    Just for jollies some of you ought to read the above, and see what they promised, and what they actually accomplished.​
     
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    Yep. And we can add the Dem's promises as an addendum.
     
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    I wish you would.

    Reminding people what empty rhetoric both parties are apt to serve up seems like a patriotic act to me.
     
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    I always preferred calling it the Contract on America.

    Nice post.
     
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    Here ya go:

    A New Direction for America

    Congressional Democrats believe America should work for everyone — not just those at the top — by building opportunity and prosperity for all, and guaranteeing real security at home and around the world. We know that Americans can work together to meet the serious challenges facing our country, create a stronger nation, and build a safer world.

    With a firm commitment to honest leadership and tough budget discipline to end record deficit spending, we propose a legislative agenda — A New Direction — that unites rather than divides our country. Beginning with our goal of an America that strives for the common good, these are our legislative priorities in the 110th Congress for a New Direction.

    REAL SECURITY AT HOME AND OVERSEAS
    Reclaim American leadership with a tough, smart plan to transform failed Bush Administration policies in Iraq, the Middle East and around the world. Require the Iraqis to take responsibility for their country and begin the phased redeployment of US forces from Iraq in 2006. Double the size of Special Forces to destroy Osama Bin Laden and terrorist networks like al Qaeda. Rebuild a state-of-the-art military capable of projecting power wherever necessary. Implement the bipartisan 9/11 Commission proposal to secure America's borders and ports and screen 100% of containers. Fully man, train, and equip our National Guard and our police, firefighters and other first responders. Honor our commitments to our veterans.

    BETTER AMERICAN JOBS — BETTER PAY
    Prohibit the Congressional pay raise until the nation's minimum wage is raised. End tax giveaways that reward companies for moving American jobs overseas.

    COLLEGE ACCESS FOR ALL
    Make college tuition deductible from taxes, permanently. Cut student loan interest rates. Expand Pell Grants.

    ENERGY INDEPENDENCE — LOWER GAS PRICES
    Free America from dependence on foreign oil and create a cleaner environment with initiatives for energy-efficient technologies and domestic alternatives such as biofuels. End tax giveaways to Big Oil companies and enact tough laws to stop price gouging.

    AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE — LIFE-SAVING SCIENCE
    Fix the Medicare prescription drug program, putting seniors first by negotiating lower drug prices and ending wasteful giveaways to drug companies and HMOs. Promote stem cell research that offers real hope to millions of American families who suffer from devastating diseases.

    RETIREMENT SECURITY AND DIGNITY
    Stop any plan to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part. Enact real pension reform to protect employees' financial security from CEO corruption and mismanagement, including abuse of the bankruptcy laws. Expand personal savings incentives.

    Congressman Mike Capuano -- A new direction for America
     

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