|Originally posted by TiredX2
You must be seriously jaded to not see a difference between DK and Shrub!
I see a difference in the rhetoric they spout, yes. I just went through Kucinich's site, though, and while his statements are very good, I saw a lot of "what should be done" and hardly any "how it will be implemented".
I'd be interested to know how he intends to wrest prescription drug pricing from the pharmas (and since I work in the industry, I'll admit it will NOT be an easy fight for anyone). Yes, we should have national health care. Yes, our prescription prices are astronomical. Now, Mr. Kucinich, exactly how are you planning on accomplishing a reform?
Let's not forget, as well, that the president alone is only part of the power structure. If the idiots in the Senate and Congress actually had the guts to listen to their constituents and stand up to Shrub en masse
we'd be in a different situation. I'd like to know how Kucinich intends on getting his legislation passed. How will he "cross party lines"?
There was one statement on Kucinich's site that really hit me:
|A Kucinich administration will toughen environmental enforcement, support the Kyoto Treaty on global climate change, reduce oil dependence, and spur investment in alternative energy sources, including hydrogen, solar, wind, and ocean. Clean energy technologies will produce new jobs. Tax and other incentives will favor sustainable businesses that conserve energy, retrofit pollution prevention technologies, and redesign toxins out of their manufacturing processes. The right to know (for example, when food is genetically engineered) will supercede corporate secrecy. Globally, the U.S. will become a leader in sustainable energy production and a partner with developing nations in providing inexpensive, local, renewable energy technologies.
And I say again, how, Mr. Kucinich? How?
I am looking forward to hearing actual plans from all of the candidates. Then, and only then, will I be able to make a decision as to whether I can vote for the democratic party candidate.