Betsy's Page: "Granted that most of these bills might not make it out of committee or the House, much less into law. But it is an eye-opening look at how different the discussion in politics would be with Democrats in control. Are those conservatives who are so fed up with GOP spending ready to face a House that would be led by Democratic members looking to guarantee all sorts of new entitlements. And note the clear willingness to raise taxes to pay for these new rights. No matter how annoyed you are with the GOP for spending, at least we haven't been discussing new taxes while they've been in control. And we certainly haven't been talking about the federal government guaranteeing voting rights for convicted felons or mandating service from 18 to 42 year olds!"
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