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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

 
The Democratic Response

Ladies and gentlemen, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius:

Our struggling economy requires urgent and immediate action, and then sustained attention. Families can't pay their bills. They are losing their jobs, and now are threatened with losing their homes.

That's kinda like saying that New Yorkers are Republicans - some of them are, but not a majority. The unemployment rate is 5% (December 2007, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and the notion that a majority or even a significant minority of American homeowners are on the brink of foreclosure is doubtful.

In fact, over the last year, the Democratic majority in Congress has begun to move us in the right direction— with bipartisan action to...raise the minimum wage...

Oh yeah, increasing business costs will sure boost the economy.

We know that caring for our children, so they have a healthy and better start in life, is what grownups do. Governors in both parties, and a large majority of the Congress are ready, right now, to provide health care to 10 million American children, as a first step in overhauling our health care system.

Please read John Goodman's Five Myths of Socialized Medicine (PDF file).

Reading the rest of her speech...I have never seen so many words used to say so little. How did this chick get elected governor?

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