Thursday, September 28, 2006

What is the Republican plan?

I just finished listening to Rahm Emanuel talk on C-Span's podcast about his newest book, co-authored with Bruce Reed, entitled "The Plan: Big Ideas for America" and I have to say that I'm impressed. Go ahead and read part of the plan. Or you can read the WaPo book review.

Oh, sure I'm probably naturally inclined to like what I hear from the DCCC chairman, but "The Plan" is rather impressive. It is not overly ambitious, but it does clearly lay out a roadmap where Democrats believe America should go. With only 40 days left before the mid-term elections, it is all the more important to figure out what each party plans to do if elected. If Emanuel and Reed get their way, they have an 8-point plan.

  • Universal Civilian Service
  • Universal College Access
  • Universal Retirement Savings
  • Universal Children's Healthcare
  • End gerrymandering
  • Tax Reform
  • Fighting the War on Terror Smarter
  • Energy Independence

Now, you may or may not like the plan, but at least you know what the Democratic caucus wants to do over the next 2 years.

Compared that with the little that the Republican-controlled Congress has done over the last 6 years, Democrats look more prepared and ready to govern.

The most important question is: What is the Republican plan? More of the same?

No thanks. I've had enough.

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