Here is a video of Barack Obama praising New Party socialist and proud member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Danny Davis. Barack calls Davis “One of the best Congressmen in the country” because he “shares our values”:
Which values does he mean? From the New Party website:
“Starting Gate” Equality and Welfare Reform:
- American commitments to equal opportunity should be upheld with the resources to make them real. We favor universal access to quality health care, education, and housing for all children – a program of “starting gate” equality that will tend to equalize chances before people enter the labor force. For adults, we believe most social benefits should be universal – like Social Security is now – but taxed progressively based on private income. The result would be fairer and more fiscally stable.
I think that the socialist progressive Democrats have a different idea of welfare reform than the Republicans had.