Wednesday, July 18, 2007

If Congress Represented Public Opinion, We'd Have a Veto-Proof Withdrawal Plan

If Members of Congress based their vote on withdrawal from Iraq on what position enjoyed the largest number of supporters among their constituents, a timetable would pass the House by a margin of at least 418-17, and the Senate 98-2.

If only Members representing districts where at least 50% of the public supported a timetable voted yes, a timetable would still pass at least 329-106 in the House and 78-22 in the Senate: A three-fourths majority in both chambers! In both cases, this would be far more than the margin needed to override a presidential veto.

How Does Your District Feel About Withdrawal from Iraq?

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.