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Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter reportedly said that her mother wants to retire, but is under pressure from her donors to stay in Congress.
She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left. She’s 71, she wants to have a life, she’s done. It’s obligation, that’s all I’m saying.
It’s a surprisingly candid admission related to the second most powerful Democrat in the country.
If true, I’d be happy to volunteer to help Pelosi pack her bags so she can go back to San Francisco permanently.
OK. So Congressman Mitchell hasn’t actually announced he is retiring, but his yes vote on the House Democrat bill to advance government run health care will ensure that he is not in Congress in 2011 because he is either going to announce retirement, or face a major backlash for this vote.
Mitchell represents a seat that has a Republican registration advantage of double digits over Democrat registration. In fact, there are more registered Independents than Democrats.
By voting yes, Mitchell voted to cut Medicare by more than $500 billion, voted to increase taxes by more than $700 billion, voted to require every American to buy government-forced insurance, voted to created more than 150 new government bureaucracies, voted to created a new government board that will instruct doctors on what procedures and tests they can use on patients, voted to exempt health care companies governed by ERISA from damages from lawsuits if their denial of care leads to injury or death and voted to create a government insurance program that will drive private care out of the market place.
The impact of this bill on the economy will be severe. Why in the world does Harry Mitchell think it is a good idea to pass punitive tax increases on average Americans, and create government run insurance that will kill jobs in the private sector one day after we learn that national unemployment is at 10.2 percent?
Mitchell is out of touch with his constituency, and come January 2011, he’ll be out of office.