Thursday, May 26, 2005

Now Democrats are Just Being Petulant

Congressional Democrats have refused to participate in a congressionally mandated commission that will decide how to trim $10 billion out of Medicaid over the next 5 years. Democrat leaders claim the panel is partisan but are mainly protesting the idea that the recommendations are coming from a commission being appointed by Health and Human Services.

This is just petulant. Current Democratic strategy seems to be to do absolutely nothing and wait until their inevitable return to power. Well, the American people are going to be reluctant to return to power a party that just sits on its hands. Democrats may disagree strongly with the Medicaid cuts but don’t they want to have a voice as to what gets cut? How are they performing their role by refusing to perform any role? I really don’t know what they hope to achieve. I’m not sure they even have a plan outside of being intransigent on every issue.

UPDATE: Centerfield also discusses the Democrats do-nothing strategy here. It really does seem that Reid and Pelosi are just assuming they'll win back Congress


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