Debate Wednesday: The Pelosi Congress in its First 100 Hours
Guest: Presidential Candidate John Cox, former President of the Chicago and Cook County Republican Party. Cox has publicly called Pelosi’s 100-hour Democratic Plan “EXTREME”. The Democratic Plan is:
1) Banning lobbyist gifts and travel to Members of Congress
2) Ending secret earmarks
3) Requiring “pay as you go”, i.e. no new debt (what used to be called “fiscal conservatism)
4) Raising the minimum wage over time to $7.25 an hour
5) Implementing the 9/11 Commission recommendations on homeland security
6) Cutting subsidies to the oil industry and promoting alternative energy
7) Promoting stem cell research (including embryonic stem cells)
8) Making college education more affordable through student loans.
9) Making prescription drugs more affordable through Government negotiation of better prices.
Mark thinks all of these proposals are quite reasonable.
But John Cox will tell us why he considers them “extreme.”
And perhaps his answers will explain why his Republican Party not only lost the 2006 elections but is destined to remain a minority party for many years to come…