Friday, January 19, 2007

Re: Those First 100 Hours

From "Yesterday, the House completed the First 100 Hours agenda, with 58 legislative working hours left to spare. More work has been done for the American people in 42 hours than the previous conservative Congress did in two years. Thanks to the mandate our lawmakers received in the election strong majorities in the House of Representatives raised the minimum wage for the first time in 10 years, required Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices, cut student loan rates in half, and took back $14 billion in handouts to Big Oil to invest in renewable energy. In every case, these First 100 Hours bills commanded such wide support from the public that significant numbers of Republicans abandoned their party leaders and voted for change."

OK, so I'd really like to hear from the Page 132 readers who consider themselves more conservative than the sentiment expressed in the quote above regarding your take on these early and rapid developments. What say ye?