100 Hours And a Can of Tuna

Well, they did it!
In the first 100 hours, or so, democrats passed the last of their “Six for ’06” plan in the House that they promised the American public.

The mainstream media is savoring this “historic” achievement.

Congressman Jeb Hensarling said it best at The Club for Growth:

“100 Hours of Big Government”, and writes “make no mistake, this “100 hours” must serve as a reminder that Democrats will always try to grant the government greater control over the free market and decisions that should be made by you and your family.”

But… For those of you who have not followed this news and are interested in knowing what the democrats just did for you,
Here’s a clue…

Picture by Bronco at EGriz

And, here’s a breakdown of the first 6 House Resolutions:

** HR 1.) Democrats Place US National Security Initiative In Hands of UN
January 9, 2007

Democrats mess with their sacred 9-11 Report (The one they voted against but now want to enforce) by adding new wording that places the Proliferation Security Initiative in the hands of the UN!

Minority Leader Boehner reported:

The Democrat bill supports placing the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) under the purview of the United Nations. This 9/11 Commission report recognized the PSI as an effective program and suggested it be expanded – the Commission did not recommend placing PSI under the UN or any other multilateral regime, nor did it suggest it needed to authorized explicitly in international law.

The Democrat proposal would force the United States to seek the permission of foreign governments before attempting to interdict illicit WMD material. And it would provide all members of the UN access to the strategies, routes, and participating countries in the PSI, undermining the effectiveness of the program.

** HR 2.) Tunagate
Wednesday January 10, 2007

Chunk Tuna:

After passing their minimum wage legislation earlier this week the Washington Times noted that that Speaker Pelosi exempted hometown companies from minimum wage increases by passing legislation that excluded American Samoa. Her husband is reported to be a major stockholder in Del Monte, one of the hometown companies in question.

The Minimum Wage bill, passed in the House on Wednesday January 10, 2006, includes a provision to raise the minimum wage in the Northern Marianas by 50 cents every six months until it catches up with the newly proposed federal minimum wage. The current minimum wage in the Northern Marianas is $3.05 an hour, over $2 less an hour than the current federal minimum wage. (Via The Blotter)

That same democratic bill passed on Wednesday will keep wages in American Samoa at $3.21 an hour in the American Samoa.

Democratic delegate Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, whose campaign coffers have been well stocked by the tuna industry that virtually runs his island’s economy lobbied to exempt American Samoa from the bill.

That same democratic bill passed on Wednesday will keep wages in American Samoa at $3.21 an hour in the American Samoa.

RedState has much more on this fishy story.

** HR3) The “Flush Noah Down the Drain” Bill.
January 11, 2007

Speaker Pelosi, a Catholic, has never seen abortion legislation she did not like.
HR 3 is no different.

It didn’t take Speaker Pelosi and democrats long to introduce federal funding for aborting embryos. Less than 100 hours after attending the highly politicized “Catholic Mass of Remembrance for child victims of Katrina and Darfur” at Trinity College this past week, Pelosi and democrats were pushing more federal funding for aborting embryos and cloning.

Destroying embryos may be just research to democrats, but there is at least one American family that may see this differently…

Rebekah Markham holds her son Noah Benton Markham with her other son Witt Markham and husband Glen Markham at a press conference after the birth at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, La. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Rebekah Markham was pregnant with an embryo that was rescued from a hospital in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Peter Robbio forwarded an excellent op-ed on the subject of embryonic stem cell research from the New York Times:
A Middle Ground for Stem Cells

** HR 4.) Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act
Friday January 12, 2007

Just Say Veto:

The White House in a written statement said that the bill, which the House is scheduled to consider on Friday, would create “[g]overnment interference [that] impedes competition, limits access to lifesaving drugs, reduces convenience for beneficiaries and ultimately increases costs to taxpayers, beneficiaries and all American citizens alike”

** HR 5) College Student Relief Act
Wednesday January 17, 2007

** HR 6) Democrats Make Sure the US Remains Dependent on Foreign Energy & Raise Your Gas and Heating Prices!!!!!
Thursday January 18, 2007

From Minority Leader Boehner:

Democrats raised energy prices for American consumers, stifled domestic energy production, and increased our dependence on foreign sources of energy.

H.R. 6 imposes more than $6.5 billion in new taxes on American energy producers which will lead to higher gas prices and higher home heating bills for American consumers.

These new taxes will have a negative impact on our economy by sending massive amounts of capital investment overseas. In a global free market economy, the capital investment critical to growth and good jobs goes where it is wanted.

Furthermore, these new taxes will hurt domestic energy production and encourage energy companies to move American jobs overseas, making America even more dependent on foreign energy.

Democrats are putting restrictions on and raising taxes on Americas energy producers at a time when China is drilling for oil 90 miles from our shores.

Doug Ross has more.

Oh, and 43 Senate Democrats voted to stifle free speech.

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