The Republican Party has shown itself dedicated to promoting the interests of big business and only wealthy Americans by:
- increasing corporate handouts, such as with the Medicare prescription drug law that prevents the government from negotiating lower drug prices;
- cutting taxes for the wealthiest five percent of Americans and slashing funding for veterans' benefits, police officers, and college loan and grant programs, while simultaneously creating a burgeoning deficit that threatens our long-term economic security; and
- turning a blind eye to the one in five American children who (through no fault of their own) live in poverty.
The job approval ratings of President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress continue to decline as Americans realize the Republican Party has abandoned our cherished middle-class values.
The Democratic Party seeks for all Americans affordable, high-quality health care and education; high-paying jobs; and security in retirement that clearly represent the interests of the 95 percent of Americans who work to pay bills and provide for their families.