Democratic Plan for 2006 Elections
Evidently he didn't scream it loud enough, since there is nothing I can find in the media today about this new plan.
One, we want honesty and openness back in government again.
I’m going to assume that means he’ll demand that members of his party holding up 25% of the Barrett report immediately release it to the public.
I’m sure he’ll also agree to John McCain’s call for bipartisan work on lobbying reform, instead of using that issue as a political football.
Two, we want a strong national defense, first of all, based on telling the truth to our citizens and our soldiers before we send troops abroad to defend America.
Just Google It. Mr. Dean will obviously be reminding us that his party was talking of Saddam Hussein’s WMD program from 1998 through 2002, right?
Three, we want American jobs that will stay in America using energy independence as a new industry to create millions of construction and manufacturing jobs.
I’m sure that he’ll advocate domestic oil and gas exploration, clean coal and nuclear energy as a bridge to the point when we can get buy without imported fossil fuels.
I’ll be interested to hear how he will convince the environmental activist wing of the party that accessible, affordable items such as the above will be needed for the short term.
Four, we want a health care system that works with everybody just like 36 other countries have in the world.
And we’d like to know how the 85% of the country who has health care is going to be treated. Specifically, I’d like to know how much more than the $20,000 I gave the feds last year in income and Social Security taxes this is going to cost.
And how will we prevent a system like Canada, where basic treatments can take months to get, if they are available at all.
Five, we want a strong public education system so we can have optimism and opportunity back in America.
Will this be a system driven by the unions, as it has been in the past when the Democratic Party was in power nationally, and still is in many states? Or, will Mr. Dean and his party find a way to actually measure performance, and increase accountability.
More money isn’t the answer, if it was Washington DC, the city with the highest per student spending in the nation wouldn’t have one of the lowest graduation rates, and lowest rates of literacy among the few who do graduate.
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