Dems to announce ‘A better deal’ economic agenda on Monday: report
Democrats on Monday reportedly plan to announce a new economic agenda called “A Better Deal.”
The new agenda will be announced during an event in Virginia, according to The Washington Post.
It is expected to target issues including job-training programs and renegotiating trade deals.
The agenda will also reportedly promote specific spending plans for infrastructure and a $15 minimum wage.
“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in an interview with the Post, referring to President Trump’s low approval rating.
“So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
In a Washington Post-ABC News poll earlier this month, 52 percent of Americans said the Democratic Party “just stands against Trump.” Only 37 percent said the party “currently stands for something.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also told the newspaper that Democrats are not looking for a “course correction,” but rather a “presentation correction.”
Schumer said he expects the party’s new economic agenda is a phrase that “everyone will use — a better deal for workers, a better deal for women, a better deal for prescription-drug buyers.”
“Part of this is its usability, its repetition and its relation to both the New Deal and a better deal than Trump,” Schumer said.
“He’s supposed to be a dealmaker; he’s not very good at that.”