A MODEST AGENDA FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


1. Raise the federal minimum wage, which now has the same spending power it had in 1955. Override the inevitable presidential veto.
3. Implement the security recommendations of the 9/11 commission. Override the inevitable presidential veto.
4. Reinstate the ancient right of habeas corpus as won by the barons at Runnymeade, seized from the tyrannical hands of King John. Override the inevitable presidential veto.
5. Rewrite the so-called "Patrot Act" to restore privacy protection. Override the inevitable presidential veto.
6. Investigate and shine a light on a) why we invaded Iraq, ignoring the best available intelligence; b) gross negligence by person or persons unknown in the conduct of the war in Iraq.
7. Investigate and shine a light on Halliburton's no-bid contracts in Iraq and damage done to national security by privatizing "security" militias in Iraq.
8. Investigate and shine a light on how and why the Taliban was alllowed to make a come back in Afghanistan.
9. Appoint Grand Juries to investigate, indict and persecute those responsible for torture committed in the name of the people of the United States.
10. a) Supoena EVERYBODY. b) Indict everybody that doesn't turn state's evidence. c) IMPEACH THE MOTHERFUCKER ALREADY.

If the Democrats take the Senate too (12 Midnight here, too close to call), there will be no end-zone dances. But Carl Levin is quietly and judiciously going to start looking for the Truth-- last seen bloody, beaten and left lying in the ditch by George W. Bush.

3 comments:

Stewart Sternberg said...

I think the most important thing the Dems can do is initiate oversight measures and take a hard look at the spending over the last several years. The American people want and need a restoration of government integrity through transparency of government operations.

I know people are eager for some form of retribution, but I think that's a mistake. People are fed up with partisan warring. People want to see the Democrats take the lead and bring about some beginning measure of positive change.

The one pitfall I believe the new government should avoid is K-Street Syndrome. They could start that purification process by totally revamping all campaign finance laws.

Anonymous said...

Hey--you forgot number 2...is this a Monty Python sketch? "There is no #2", or something like that?

Just kidding...I agree with you on the proposed agenda.

Ormondroyd's Encyclopedia Esoterica said...

The missing #2 looks like a typo but contains, in fact, the secret agenda of the Democratic Party: flag burning, mandatory gay marriage (even for heterosexuals), a new cable network, the Madonna 24 hour all-blasphemy network, cutting and running in Iraq, not just letting the terrorists win but begging them to kill us, persecution of Christians and Nancy Pelosi converting your children to Marxist satanist lesbianism. As a long-time proponent of pornography, all I can say about the last is that it may be unnatural, but it makes great video.