By: Trevor Loudon
From the People’s World:
The 111th Congress goes down in history as having written more laws affecting more people than any Congress since the Great Society of the 1960s. The legislative achievements include health care reform that gives 32 million Americans coverage, the most sweeping Wall Street reform since the Great Depression, the spending of $1.67 billion to revive the economy, including tax cuts and stimulus to create 3 million jobs, construction of roads and bridges, initial steps towards green energy projects, an end to the ban on gays serving openly in the military, and a massive nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia.
Polls this week give President Obama an approval rating of 56 percent for his handling of the lame duck Congress, with 41 percent dis-approving.
Observers see a possible weakening of solidarity in the ranks of Republican senators, with a number of them having crossed over on several issues to support President Obama.
Alaska’s Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski backed all four of President Obama’s signature initiatives in the lame duck session – repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the tax cut compromise, the START Treaty and the DREAM Act.
It’s time for the American voter to understand.
The agenda of the President of the United States of America and the Democrats is nearly identical to that of the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America and the far left Institute for Policy Studies.
If you want to know what Obama will propose tomorrow, read what the Marxists are advocating today.