October 27, 2006

WHO WANTS WHAT


Caption: Seamus McGoogle struggles to restrain his outrage over injustice.

According to a recent Gallup poll, basic economic justice concerns rank at the top of America's wish list if the leadership of Congress changes.

The poll, taken in late October, found that 86% of Americans would approve an increase in the minimum wage, 79% favor legislation to provide health care for those who don't have it, and 72 % favor allowing Americans to buy imported prescription drugs.

(El Cabrero suspects that a little more probing on the third issue would reveal overwhelming support for undoing the Medicare Part D prescription drug goat rope to provide better coverage at less cost without massive subsidies to drug and insurance companies.)

Next on the list at 63% was setting a time table for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: TILTED

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