Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Blue State Blues: Nancy Pelosi’s Agenda — Impeach Trump, Raise Taxes, Bail Out Obamacare

Susan Walsh/AP
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is set to take the gavel again, polls and pundits suggest. The House Minority Leader managed to survive leading her party to one of the worst defeats in congressional history in 2010, after she ballooned the deficit and pushed Obamacare through passage.
In most democracies, defeated party leaders resign and allow new ones to emerge. But Pelosi clung to power, thanks to the fact that the only Democrats left were from urban enclaves like her own San Francisco.
Theoretically, having Democrats lead part of a divided government could play to President Donald Trump’s dealmaking skills. The fact is that most of the country’s major problems — the high cost of health care; the national debt; the sinking entitlements — cannot be solved without bipartisanship.
Unfortunately, Democrats are in no mood to compromise. And we know — since we saw Pelosi lead Congress in the last two years of President George W. Bush — that she will stop Congress from doing anything.
Instead, she will hold symbolic votes that put Republicans on the spot ahead of the 2020 elections. Her agenda is simple: impeach, tax, bail out. --->
Read the rest from Joel B. Pollak HERE.

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