They are all just a bunch of scumbags - really, what's the difference?
I know that you've heard this sentiment expressed. And as the Foley cover-up expands you are going to hear it more and more. It is the only talking point the R's have left.
But, now is the time for Democrats to answer that question. What's the difference...? People like Tom Carper try to blurr the lines, but the difference between Democratic and Republican governance is HUGE! Democrats want to...Make Health Care More Affordable: We need to fix the prescription drug program by putting people ahead of drug companies and HMO’s, eliminating wasteful subsidies, negotiating lower drug prices and ensuring the program works for all seniors; invest in stem cell and other medical research. Achieve Energy Independence: Only Republicans think that we don't need to crack down on price gouging oil companies and eliminate billions in subsidies for oil and gas companies. Only republicans wants us addicited to oil. Democrats want us to develop American alternatives, including biofuels and promote energy efficient technology.Help Working Families: Democrats want to raise the minimum wage and repeal tax giveaways that encourage companies to move jobs overseas. There is a big difference. Cut College Costs: We need to make college tuition deductible from taxes and expand Pell grants. Also a Democratic economy would slash student loan costs by lowering interest rates.Ensure Dignified Retirement: Republicans want to trash Social Security. Democrats will prevent that from happening under the pretext of "privatization". We also need to ensure pension fairness.Require Fiscal Responsibility: No more empty rhetoric about trickle down. We need to restore the budget discipline of the 1990s that helped eliminate deficits and spur record economic growth.The bottom Line
: There are a whole bunch of differences between Democrats and Republicans. Don't let anyone get away with telling you otherwise.