Let's look at this plan a little closer shall we?
Democrats will introduce a domestic agenda for the 2006 campaign this week, confident that their opportunity to pick up seats is the best in a generation, yet divided over how much an agenda will matter.
They are divided over an agenda. That means there are a significant number that say, "Agenda? We don't need no stinking agenda.". Evidently, they think their present course of attacking Bush is enough. It wasn't enough in 2002 or 2004, but somehow, miraculously it will be enough in 2006.
Solomon once said, "Where there is no vision, the people perish.". That statement is certainly applicable, in this case.
The Democratic program will consist of bread-and-butter priorities: increasing the minimum wage, cutting costs of prescription drugs, reducing interest rates on student loans, rolling back subsidies for oil companies, and pay-as-you-go budgeting, according to party officials.
Sounds like the same old plans from yesteryear (and the years before that too). It didn't help them then and likely will not help them now. They lose these arguments everytime, they bring them up. There's nothing new here.
They want to raise minumum wage, so that small business owners will be forced to lay off or cut other benefits. They want to set prices on drugs for the drug companies. Never mind that the drug companies spend lots of money to find new drugs and deserve to recuperate their massive investments. (Chemists do not work cheap.) To stop them from setting their prices, would slow research and therefore, new drugs would not be rolled out at the rate they currently are today. Incentive is what drives the market.
No. the more I hear from the Democrats the more I think about the old central planning economy that drove the Soviet bloc into oblivion. It didn't work for them, what makes them think it will work for us, now?