Democrats Cheri Bustos, Hakeem Jeffries and David Cicilline take to the pages of USA Today to explain what Democrats plan to do if they recapture the House in November. Here’s the pocket summary:
If we have the opportunity to lead the House of Representatives next year, we will lower your health care costs, increase your pay and clean up corruption so Washington works for you.
We will need to wait for the details. My interpretation of what they plan to do is increase health care subsidies, enact a big infrastructure spending plan (Trump promised that, too), and enact stronger ethics laws. “Cleaning up the swamp” has been promised by every administration I can recall. It’s the modern equivalent of “a chicken in every pot”. Every administration has also demurred from doing what would actually “drain the swamp” by reducing the incentives. Decentralize.
I guess we’ll have to pass it to see what’s in it.
I maintain my prediction that impeaching Trump will be for House Democrats what repealing ObamaCare was to House Republicans. After all of the fulmination the base will demand it.