The Wall Street Journals John Fund wrote July 9, Democrat party leaders are acknowledging they are poised to lose the House of Representatives and realize their hold on the Senate will be tenuous at best. So they are holding off passing some major legislation before the election that they think they can ram through in a lame duck session after the Nov. 6 election.
Ive got a lot of things I want to do in a lame duck session, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) told reporters in June. And all of them are bad for Americans.
Among them are card check (which would change how unions are allowed to organize workers and effectively end private voting on unionization), a Cap and Trade energy bill or something similar to provide a sop for the environmentalists (more taxes and higher energy bills), ratification of a New Start nuclear treaty, a Federally mandated universal voter registration system and a budget resolution to lock in increased agency spending.
And, Fund writes, then there is pork. Senate aides say that with some of the biggest porkers of all leaving officeSenators Arlen Spector (R to D-Pa.) and Robert Bennett (R-Utah) among themit would be their last chance to feed at the trough.
In other words, the Democrats are planning a stick-it-to-the-little-people session to get back at the Tea Partiers and others who have decided theyve had enough and are ready to vote the fascist elitists out of office. Theyre saying, essentially, I dont care what you want (smaller government, less spending, lower taxes). Its what we want (more money and power) that counts.
But isnt that what they said last spring when they passed Obamacare over the objections of as much as 60 percent of the electorate?
Many voters have been saying that the people will be able to right the ship of state come November. But if that happens, Democrats have made it clear they plan to poke the electorate in the eye with a sharp stick, and then pass legislation mandating you thank them for the poke.