Monday, October 30, 2006
What the Democrats Have in Store for US...
If so, here is a little taste of what Democrats have in store for us if they take control of Congress. (Courtesy of the PatriotPost.com)
Charles Rangel (D-NY) proposed the "Crack-Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act" (HR 2456) to eliminate mandatory sentencing for crack-cocaine convictions. California Barbara Lee (D-CA) put forward the "Justice for the Unprotected against Sexually Transmitted Infections among the Confined and Exposed (JUSTICE) Act" (HR 6083) to permit the distribution of prophylactics in prisons. Another New York Congressman, Jerrold Nadler, proffered the "Antibullying Campaign Act" (HR 3787) to institute a federal-grant program against bullying in schools. In a bit of bullying of her own, the recently retired Cynthia "Slugger" McKinney (D-GA) drew up the "Tupac Shakur Records Release Act of 2006" (HR 4968) to create a special collection of the gangsta rapper's government records at the National Archives.
On the subject of entitlements, Democrats don't hold back. Robert Wexler (D-FL) offered the "Social Security Forever Act" (HR 2472) to create a new tax on workers, employers and the self-employed to keep Social Security afloat. John Dingell (D-MI) offered up a pair of bills, the "National Health Insurance Act" (HR 15) and the "Medicare for All Act" (HR 4683), each raising taxes to promote socialized health care. Dingell's efforts weren't enough for Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, however, who proposed the bill "To provide for coverage under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs of incontinence undergarments" (HR 1052) for taxpayer-funded adult diapers.
Then there's Iraq. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), in the spirit of Lennon, offered the "Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act" (HR 3760) to establish a U.S. Department of Peace and Nonviolence to... well, act peacefully and non-violently, we suppose. Jim McGovern (D-MA) didn't beat around the bush with his "End the War in Iraq Act" (HR 4232), which sought to defund the war in Iraq immediately and force a complete troop withdrawal. Ever angling to put rich kids in their place, the aforementioned Charles Rangel wants his "Universal National Service Act" (HR 4752) obligating U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform two years' service in the Armed Forces or civilian elements of national defense.
Also in the mix during the past two years were bills to legalize medical marijuana (HR 2087), grant voting rights to ex-cons (HR 663), create a right to unrestricted late-term abortion (HR 5151), and provide gas to the poor at taxpayer expense (HR 3712). Proposed amendments to the Constitution include one guaranteeing equal public education (HJ Res 29) and equal health care (HJ Res 30), as well as constitutional rights to housing (HJ Res 40) and full employment (HJ Res 35).
... Just a little reminder from your friends at Publius' Forum!