Thursday, January 18, 2007

Do Nothing Congress Is No More?

Congress held good to their promise. They promised that within the first 100 hours of the new session they would pass all the below bills. (Actually, it only took them 42 hours)
  1. Enact the recommendations given by the 9/11 commission which were supposed to go in place years ago. (Another reason why the last congress was called the do nothing congress)
  2. Increase the minimum wage to $7.25.
  3. Expand Stem Cell Research
  4. Obtain lower prescription drug costs.
  5. Cut interest rates on student loans and raise the pell grant amount.
  6. End Subsidies for Big Oil and Invest In Renewable Energy. This will save the country billion and money will go into more fuel efficient technology.
The new Senate, not to be too outdone, passed an ethics bill which one senator called "most significant legislation in ethics and lobbying reform we've had in the history of this country." But get this, the "tale of two Mormons." The bill was drafted by the "head" Democrate, Harry Reid, a Mormon. The bill passed 96-2 and one of the only two disenting votes was by Orrin Hatch, another Mormon.

Another good sign, North Korea is claiming to come to an agreement with the US.

Here's to a new government which makes predictions and within their proposed time frame they come true.

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