Many have been wondering if the Democrats, newly the victors in November's congressional elections, would heed the warnings of the past and moderate their leftist agenda when they assume majority status in the House and Senate this January. Their slide to the left in 1993, typified by Bill CLinton's tax increases and Hillary's attempt to impose socialized health care on the country, was the principle cause of their huge losses in the 1994 elections. A few of their recent statements yield an answer to this question. The Democrats are not moving to the left... they are stampeding to the left. ------------------------------- Congressman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) endorses Jack Murtha (D-PA) for House Majority Leader Pelosi, the likely next Speaker of the House, has announced her desire for Murtha to be come Majority Leader. Murtha has been the leader in the fight to withdraw US troops from Iraq immediately. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) plans Senate hearings on Global Warming http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/nation/16012407.htm Boxer has been appointed the next chairman of the Senate Environmental and Public Works committee. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH): Calls for cutting off funds for troops in Iraq http://www.kucinich.us/ Congressman Kucinich called Wednesday for cutting off funding of the Iraq war, as the surest way out of Iraq. His statements were made in an interview by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman. "I want to say that there's one solution here.... it's for Congress to assume the full power that it has under the Constitution to cut off funds. We don't need to keep indulging in this debate about what to do.... Theres enough money in the pipeline to achieve the orderly withdrawal that Senator McGovern is talking about. But cut off funds, we must. That's the ultimate power of the Congress, the power of the purse. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI): We're pulling out of Iraq in 4 to 6 months http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/11/15/D8LDKDCO0.html Levin is likely to be named the next chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY): liberal justices, more pork, partitioning Iraq http://www.observer.com/20061120/20061120_Jason_Horowitz_politics_newsstory1.html Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY): Renews call for universal socialized health care http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/11/13/D8LCB6GO0.html Hillary's attempt to socialize the U.S. health care system in 1993, amounting to a government takeover of 1/7 of the national economy, was one of the main reasons Democrats were voted out of every Federal majority and most state governorships in 1994. But she hasn't given up the dream of socialized medicine. Charles Rangel (D-NY): Increase taxes, and let Bush tax cuts expire http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20061004-090355-7594r.htm Rangel is likely to become the chairman of the House Ways and Means committee. On Sept. 20, he told Bloomberg News that he "cannot think of one" of the tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush that merits renewal. Nearly all of those cuts expire at the end of 2010. When asked whether as chairman he would consider tax increases across the table, Mr. Rangel replied, "No question about it," according to the Sept. 26 edition of CongressDaily PM.