House Democrats met with celebrities John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and others during a 3-day policy retreat during which they formed their legislative agenda.
After having accomplished nothing during the first 100 days of House control, Democrats are desperate to show voters that they can do anything legislatively. So far, the House has been overwhelmed with investigations into the president that have yielded no evidence of any wrongdoing.
Calling the policy positions the “For the People” agenda, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi emphasized her priority of saving Obamacare – the Democrats’ legacy health plan that is neither affordable, effective nor popular. She said that Democrats would fight any and all efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
“We’re gonna’ fight it in the courts, fight it in Congress, and fight in the court of public opinion as well,” she said.
Other Democrats explained that their priorities were equal pay for women workers, corruption in Washington, infrastructure, prescription drug prices but offered no real discussion on how they intend to accomplish any of it.
Publicly-outspoken members of the party have recently pushed extreme policies such as third-trimester and post-birth abortion, ending all fossil fuels in 10 years, massive tax increases, decriminalizing illegal immigration, abolishing I.C.E., instituting government control of the internet, eradicating private health insurance and more.
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