Thursday, November 17, 2005

Pressure on immoral House Rethugs seems to be working.

Congressional Quarterly put it this way: "After a fruitless day of arm-twisting, GOP leaders late Thursday gave up for this week on their effort to push a $50 billion, five-year budget savings bill (HR 4241) through the House." This is good news...probably. TomPaine.com readers know that this budget bill stinks—it makes drastic cuts to safety net programs while preserving tax cuts for the wealthy. The Republican Party base is clamoring for the bill because of its "fiscal conservative" trappings. Over at conservative Redstate.org, there's a campaign to brand Republicans who won't support the bill as "bed-wetters:"  [more]

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