Hillary's Bold and Progressive Agenda
by nikkid, Tue Apr 08, 2008 at 02:33:45 PM EDT
While the media vultures swarm around Hillary Clinton declaring her candidacy dead. While the DNC leaders try to sway Super Delegates to see it their way and get behind Barack Obama. While the Obama campaign and supporters try to convince upcoming voters that they may as well get with the program and vote for him because, afterall, SHE can't win.
While the negative attacks continue against Hillary Clinton to drive up her unfavorable ratings and drive down her poll numbers, while everything (again) is stacked against her - what does Hillary Clinton do?
She defies the odds, the media and the DNC. Instead of giving up, Hillary lays out a bold and progressive agenda for America.
Hillary Clinton, with all her human shortcomings continues to amaze even her detractors as she shows us why she is the most progressive candidate running for President.
While everyone else is analyzing delegate numbers and calculating spreadsheets - Hillary shows us what she will do as Commander in Chief,where she wants to take our country and how she will lead America in a positive, global direction.
Here are some of the items that Hillary Clinton has laid out since March 31st for voters to consider in the upcoming primaries:
1.) A plan for our Economy. Hillary Clinton outlined her agenda to create quality new jobs and fend off outsourcing. She calls it her "insourcing agenda" to create middle class, quality jobs. By offering tax credits to keep jobs in the US, and create a fund for Innovation and Research. Her bold economic agenda would provide the largest expansion of tax benefits for research and job development. Her plan eliminates incentives for companies that move overseas. Read about it here: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/relea se/view/?id=6887 and here: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08094/870 197-457.stm
2.) Action on the Mortgage Crisis. Senator Clinton outlined an action plan to strengthen financial market regulation and keep families in their homes. Her plan calls for minimum standards of mortgage lenders, read about it here: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/relea se/view/?id=6830
3.) A cabinet post on Poverty. A position within her administration that is fully dedicated to ending poverty as we know it in America. Read about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/05/us/pol itics/04cnd-campaign.html?hp
4.) A plan to find the cure for Breast Cancer. Not just funding it, but researching the cause and ensuring that there is full affordable treatment. Read about it here: http://blog.hillaryclinton.com/blog/main 2008/04/07/145002
5.) Legislation to repeal portions of FEPA. Hillary Clinton was one of four Senators asking to repeal portions of the Bush-Cheney Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005. Senator Clinton opposed the bill initially, Barack Obama supported it. It is a federal energy bill dominated by corporate interests, that takes away individual state's rights. Read about it here: http://www.blueoregon.com/2008/04/clinto n-obama-a.html.
6.) A call to Boycott the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics in Beijing: Hillary stated that Bush should not attend the Opening Ceremonies to send a Global message to China regarding their stand on human rights, both towards their treatment of Tibet and their support for the Sudanese government in Darfur. Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con tent/article/2008/04/07/AR2008040701185. html
And of course her on-going dedication to other important issues:
7.) Women's rights and Issues: During her lifetime, Hillary Clinton has been an unwavering force in support of Women's rights and issues. Read here about her agenda for Reproductive Healthcare and ensuring a Woman's Right to Choose: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/relea se/view?id=5404. Hillary will increase access to family planning services, and ensure that private healthcare plans offer the same coverage for contraceptives that they do for prescription drugs. Hillary supports the Violence Against Women Act, she supports Equal Pay and she has advocated to stop the funding cuts by Congress for the Office of Women's Health. Hillary wants to expand the Family Medical Leave Act and provide assistance for affordable, quality child care.
8.) Gay Rights: She stated yesterday on "Ellen" that she wants to be sure that all couples in committed same sex relationships have the same benefits as heterosexual couples. You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJD19s370 cY
9.) Universal Healthcare plan: Hillary has the most comprehensive plan. http://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/hea lthcare/. In addition to Universal Healthcare is a focus shift to AIDS/HIV and ensuring all our Military and their families receive full health care benefits.
10.) A True Leader: Hillary is a leader. Since she has been in the Senate, Hillary has sponsored and co-sponsored over 3,000 pieces of legislation; 54 of these have become law. Hillary has traveled to over 80 countries world wide on behalf of the U.S. Watch her TODAY as she presses Gen. Petraeus and Amb Crocker on withdrawing from Iraq. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_fQXalZ k4.
And one of my favorite Hillary's "Greatest Hits" when she questioned Donarld Rumsfeld about a year and a half ago on the Iraq War, watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk2sP9jgv D0
With all the problems facing us, it would be a tragedy if we Democrats do not elect our strongest leader, the one with the most experience. Electing the FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT will bring about BIG change throughout the U.S. and the World.
I hope voters in the upcoming primaries will focus on the issues and the agenda that this great leader, Hillary Clinton, has laid out for us.