Two depressing reports from SirotaBlog on the Democrats' continued efforts to sell out the people who elected them in November. First, Congressional Democrats are backing off on their earlier plans to make funding for the Iraq war conditional as well as preventing funding for the Bush administration's deeply irresponsible escalation
Additionally, we see what looks a hell of a lot like a total sellout of Middle Class Americans via a wholesale embrace of Corporate America's lobbyist-written "Free" trade legislation.
As Sirota notes: "Here we are, a few months after an election where Democrats won the majority thanks to a group of candidates running against lobbyist-written trade policy. Here we are a day after the Montana Senate tells Sen. Baucus it wants him to stop "fast track" trade authority. And yet here we see the Senate Democratic leadership join with Baucus to hold an official forum in the U.S. Capitol with the Big Money coalition pushing "fast track" and a slew of "free" trade agreements stripped of any labor, human rights or environmental provisions"
Both of these are truly disappointing developments and represent nothing less than the Democratic party's abdication of responsibility and failure to lfollow through with their campaign promises.
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