Now that those Republicans who are liberal on social issues, I mean, Democrats, are out of power in congress and there's no danger of anything they propose becoming law, they're running around saying we should pass liberal policies like taxing Wall Street and giving Americans paid sick leave. Those two proposals are part of a slate of proposals Democrats are calling their "action plan." The deep irony of that name is described by veteran journalist Dave Lindorff of the media collective This Can't Be Happening.
The cynical Democratic populist blather has George Zornick over at The Nation, the voice of progressive Democrats, doing some hand wringing over whether this means Democrats "heard the message" of the mid term elections and decided to become the party of working people. LOL.
This Can't Be Happening has compiled a list of 13 Democratic senators who sided with Republicans last week to defeat liberal Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warrens' attempt to save the Dodd-Frank regulations passed in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. Those rather mild reforms addressed some of the more egregious gambling and illegal practices that led to the Wall Street and big bank bailouts. Among the 13 who helped Republicans repeal Dodd-Frank was New Mexico's Martin Heinrich.
That's right. So-called Democrat Martin Heinrich has said to Wall Street and the big banks, Happy Days are Here Again! Gamble all you want with the peoples' money. We'll pick up the tab and send it on the the ignorant working stiffs who vote for us thinking we're actually on their side. LOL. While you're at it cut me a nice check. At the least don't come after me when I run for re-election in 2016.
Watch these 13 to see if they continue to side with Republicans on critical votes when real Democrats try to block Republican bills.