Some liberal Democrats are tired of hearing that their party has no ideas, no agenda. So they’re stepping out with their own.
• quality public education
• universal healthcare coverage
• fair taxes and responsible social policy
• corporate accountability
• good jobs, living wages and secure pensions
• civil and human rights
• a clean and sustainable environment
• clean elections laws
The 21st Century Democrats’ agenda is not innovative — it’s a return to all the issues liberals have long known and loved.
But what is markedly absent from their website’s sections on “vision” or “issues” is some sort of overarching philosophy. The whole project belies its stated intent: they say they’re presenting “bold ideas and a vision to lead America forward in quantum leaps” (press release), but only offer the typical amalgam of liberal issues.
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