Thursday, November 10, 2005

Poor folks get temporary reprieve from GOP slashing

Whoa. Big update on this post. The vote on the "starve the hungry" budget slashing bill was scuttled "in the face of a revolt by lawmakers over scaling back Medicaid, food stamp and student loan programs."

In explanation comes what one expects is the understatement of the week.
"We weren't quite ready to go to the floor," Majority Leader Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said five hours after recessing the House for closed-door meetings aimed a picking up votes from wavering Republicans.
Here's hoping the "rebels" stand their ground and please let this be a sign that the fringenuts' stranglehold on the process is finally losing its grip.
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Blogger Mike Bogle said...

That is a huge update! Thanks for pointing that out, I would have missed it completely otherwise.

I touched on it on my blog too and caught a rash of republican nonsense from a very old friend of mine. He'll be just thrilled to hear about this! Looks like I'll have to be the one to break the news to him. What a shame.

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