Swept into power just two and a half weeks ago, the Dems are already breaking their promises to their biggest supporters, the KKK (Krazy Kos Kids).
(T)he incoming chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee said his committee would not take on contentious issues, such as extending expiring tax cuts or overhauling Social Security, at the beginning of the year. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Democrats do not want a fight with President Bush, and want to prove they can govern.
"The first thing we're going to do is try to work together on things we know we can accomplish," Rangel said. "Rather than have the committee against the president, it's not going to happen," Rangel said.
"Work together"??!! That ain't what they were voted in to power to do. They were put there to fight the President. Nice backdown, Charlie.
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich), is even more timid:
Among the investigations he said he wants the committee to undertake:
_The new Medicare drug benefit. "There are lots and lots and lots of scandals," he said, without citing specifics.
_Spending on government contractors in Iraq, including Halliburton Co., the Texas-based oil services conglomerate once led by Vice President Dick Cheney.
_An energy task force overseen by Cheney. It "was carefully cooked to provide only participation by oil companies and energy companies," Dingell said.
_A review of food and drug safety, particularly in the area of nutritional supplements.
Wow! Talk about taking on the President! A review of food and drug safety! Man, I'm not sure that the American public is ready for such radical legislation. Oh wait, when exactly was The Jungle written? Oh, 1906? Okay, maybe the American public is ready for a review of food and drug safety, given that we've had one hundred years to get ready for the Dems to take action! And there isn't a true conservative that isn't begging for a congressional committee to take on Medicare scandals, reviews of government contracts and energy policy. Good to see the KKK worked so hard to put a bunch of conservatives into committee chairmanships.