I'm continuing on with more of the Democratic party platform so you'll know what you're voting for this fall.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON JOBS
- A strong America begins with good jobs that support families. (Jul 2004)
- Change tax system to not encourage shipping jobs overseas. (Jul 2004)
- Protect workers’ right to organize. (Aug 2000)
- The rights of low income workers must be protected. (Aug 2000)
- Democrats will strengthen safety net for family farmers. (Aug 2000) (Since the government's land grab of the family farms of the '70's, wouldn't you say it's a little late for this one?)
DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON PRINCIPLES AND VALUES
- New vision for America: strong at home, respected abroad. (Jul 2004) (The Democrats have been in control of Congress for years now. Why haven't they done it before now?)
- Appoint judges committed to Constitutional rights. (Aug 2000) (That is friendly to the liberal left and the leftist agenda at the expense of the majority of Americans).
DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON SOCIAL SECURITY
- Bar practice of keeping retirement funds in company stock. (Jul 2004) (Does this mean they want to do away of 401K's?)
- Oppose privatization and oppose raising retirement age. (Jul 2004)
- Strengthen Social Security for Baby Boomers. (Aug 2000) (Since the Democrats have been in control of Washington the vast majority of the years since the inception of Social Security, looks like it could have been fixed before now. I have a couple of a few suggestions: restore the Social Security trust fund and end the practice of paying for everything else BUT Social Security, and stop extending benefits to those who have never paid anything into it).
DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON TAX REFORM
DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON TECHNOLOGY
- Put science ahead of ideology in research and policymaking. (Jul 2004)
- Vigorous federal highway and transit initiatives. (Jul 2004)
- Every home should have Internet access. (Aug 2000) (We already have the Universal Giveaway, er Connectivity charge on all our telephone bills that was implemented by the Clinton administration to give everyone Internet access - in eight years, it hasn't happened yet? Just another entitlement - libraries have Internet access without the socialistic redistribution of wealth.)
- A big priority is to grow new economy. (Aug 2000)
- Electronic bill of rights will protect privacy & kids. (Aug 2000)
DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON WAR AND PEACE
- "Name and shame" terrorist sponsors, tough on Saudi Arabia. (Jul 2004)
- Focus on Afghanistan to avoid renewing terrorist haven. (Jul 2004)
- Focus on preventing terrorism by education in Muslim world. (Jul 2004)
- Need a plan to "win the peace" in Iraq. (Jul 2004) (Then why are the Democrats all wanting to just pull out of Iraq and let the terrorists take over again?)
- Internationalize Iraqi military and political presence. (Jul 2004)
- Committed to Israel but support Palestinian state. (Jul 2004) (Typical, isn't it? Supporting a Palestinian state is supporting a terrorist state).
- Commitment to Israel is unshakable. (Aug 2000) (Just rhetoric here - the U.S. sells Israel out from time to time when Israel should be supported).
DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON WELFARE AND POVERTY
- Raise EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) & minimum wage to $7 & expand middle class. (Jul 2004) (Raising the minimum wage = higher prices which hurts the most the very people this is supposed to help. Since the number of people actually trying to earn their living with minimum wage jobs is statistically zero, it's obvious this is to appease the labor unions. Union contracts are tied into the minimum wage. Minimum wage increases, union workers' pay increases by the same percentage.)
- Harness power of faith-based organizations PLUS govt. (Aug 2000) (Notice how PLUS is capitalized? In other words, government control of faith-base organizations).
In my next post on this topic, I'll conclude with how the Democrats stand judging from their voting record. It will include a graph so you can easily see where the Democratic party's ideology stands based on Democrats' voting records.