On Meet the Press this past Sunday, Rahm Emanuel (head of the DCCC) laid out a clear program:
- Encourage Universal College Education
- Fix the $3 Trillion in Debt Put on the National Credit Card by Republicans
- Create A Hybrid Energy Economy
- Expand Science & Technology
- Everyone Deserves Health Care
"One, we make college education as universal for the 21st century that a high school education was in the 20th.
"Third, an energy policy that says in 10 years, we cut our dependence on foreign oil in half and make this a hybrid economy.
"Four, we create an institute on science and technology that builds for America like, the National Institutes has done for health care, we maintain our edge.
"Five, we have a universal health-care system over the next 10 years where if you work, you have health care. That says fiscal discipline and investing in the American people by reputting people first. The policies that the Republicans have offered have gotten us in the ditch we have today."
An Auction House, Not the People's House
Congressman Emanuel on the differences between Democrats & Republicans:
"[O]ver the last five years, we've added $3 trillion to the nation's debt, health-care costs have gone up for middle-class families, uninsured have gone up and poverty's gone up. That's the failed policies of [the Republican] party. Now, I've offered an agenda and I asked you--I started with political reform. Join Democrats in literally changing the culture of corruption that exists here, that affects all the institutions of the people's House. You know what's happened? When you look at the energy bill, you look at the prescription drug bill, the Congress has gone from the people's House to the auction house."