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Friday, September 23, 2005
So while some members of Congress are looking at current events, and seeing how we can cut the budget to pay for Katrina (and now probably Rita) relief:
My representative, Jim Sensenbrenner, is bragging today about how he just supported a bill to spend almost $7 billion this year on head start programs.
Of course when I look up H.R. 2123, I find out how much it is going to cost, a fact that Jim has conveniently forgotten to mention:
Now... I'm not saying this wasn't needed. Realistically, this bill was continuing the funding on an existing program. However, from the sounds of it, this will also expand the program. That's not good Jim. Either way... you sure as hell shouldn't be bragging about it. How about bragging about how you're going to bring fiscal responsibility back to Congress, and sign a commitment to cut back on unneeded expenditures Jim. How about bragging about how you're pouring over the federal budget looking for ways to bring relief to hurricane ravaged areas without increasing the deficit, or burdening the taxpayer with even more taxes, by reducing pork?
Now that would be something to brag about. Why am I not surprised that this is not something you choose to do?
Poor, Jim. Liberals attack him for being one of the "Katrina 11" and fiscal conservatives rip him for voting for spending programs.Post a Comment
I'm sure Bryan Kennedy will do better ;)
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