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The Day After

November 8, 2006

(Archive)
We did it!!! The Democratic Wave of 2006!
And I have to admit I’m kinda proud of my predictions…. 😀
We did it, my friends, winning the House and Senate, with all our very hard work Now the President HAS to listen to the American People, for the first time in his Presidency.
Here’s the Democratic agenda, what America voted for. And my hope is that Republicans, once they see the Democratic agenda, will not oppose it. It’s really pro-American, rather than pro-Democratic. You could argue that Republicans knew about this agenda and hated it. But I disagree. If you looked at the campaign rhetoric, the Republican leaders wilfully lied to their constituents saying the Dems had no agenda. So the leaders KNEW their followers would probably like the Democratic Plan for America, and that’s why they didn’t want Repubs and Independents to know about it!
Here’s the agenda: expect to see all of these enacted in the next 100 days, unless the President vetoes them.
Raise the minimum wage
Enact 9/11 recommendations to protect homeland security
Eliminate corporate subsidies for oil companies
Allow government to negotiate lower Medicare drug prices
Cut interest rate on student loans
Impose strict restrictions on lobbying
Tax cuts to middle class
More taxes at high end
Pay as you go – no more bill at any time to increase the deficit.
And this one, which will certainly take more than 100 days:
Redeploy much of the troops in Iraq in 2007 out of harm’s way (inside or outside Iraq) to focus on where they’re needed either at home (on the Gulf Coast for the National Guard) or abroad (Pakistan/Afghanistan)
It’s an ambitious agenda. And I’m sorry Republicans who hate it, but it is America’s future. If you look at it as a Plan for America, rather than a Democratic Plan for America, you might find these ideas are not so bad after all.

Mark Gives Post-Election Commentary on XM, Channel 169

November 8, 2006

All day on Election Day from 4 – 7 pm Eastern Time (3-6 C, 2-5 M, 1-4 P), Mark will be a frequent guest on “The Power” on XM, Channel 169

Massive Republican Dirty Tricks Have Begun!

November 7, 2006

(Archive)
Mark’s working from prior to poll opening at 6 am until counting the votes at 7 pm to protect people’s right to vote, just stopping briefly to report to you THE INSIDE SCOOP and to report on XM as well.
The Republican dirty tricks have already begun in massive numbers, from fake robocalls to lying to people about their polling places. I am committed to putting these criminal enemies of our democracy in jail for a very long time. If you hear of dirty tricks going on in your locality by either party, let us know on the blog below.

Mark Gives Election Commentary on XM, Channel 169

November 7, 2006

All day on Election Day from 4 – 7 pm Eastern Time (3-6 C, 2-5 M, 1-4 P), Mark will be a frequent guest on “The Power” on XM, Channel 169

Verified Voting

November 6, 2006

(Audio Archive)
Guest: Courtenay Strickland Bhatia, President of VerifiedVoting.org
It’s not all bad news out there. 35 states have a verified-voter paper trail now and 13 have that trail audited. It’s far from sufficient but real democracy in America is growing. The hope that one day, we can have virtually hacker-proof elections is not at all out of the question.
A look today at how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.
And the best way to have YOUR vote counted tomorrow on November 7.

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