I think we should all consider where the 99.6 percent of the budget is going rather then the 0.4 % being cut?
What the hell are we spending the 99.6% on and how can we continue to spend that 99.6%, when we are 8 trillion in debt and rising.
December 22, 2005
Arctic-Drilling Bid Fails as the Senate Passes Deficit Bill
WASHINGTON -- An administration-backed effort to expand oil drilling in the Arctic failed in the Senate, even as Republicans narrowly won passage of a $39.7 billion deficit-reduction bill, with Vice President Dick Cheney casting the decisive vote.
The 51-50 roll call....
Five Republican moderates opposed the deficit bill, requiring Mr. Cheney to return from a trip to the Middle East and Asia to cast what was his seventh Senate tie-breaking vote as vice president.
Source: Wall Street Journal -
[quote="Editor"]December 22, 2005
Five Republican moderates opposed the deficit bill...[/quote]
Let me guess......Snowe and Collins?
Fearless moderates, we should all be proud of them. :evil:
Spending cut bill faces another hurdle
Reuters logo Wednesday, December 21, 2005 4:47 p.m. ET
By Richard Cowan and Joanne Kenen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tortured, year-long debate in Congress over legislation to cut spending took another twist on Wednesday after Senate Democrats succeeded in forcing the House of Representatives to take another vote on the controversial $39.7 billion bill.
Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of five Republicans who opposed the bill, called it a "a cynical piece of legislation that punishes our most vulnerable citizens."
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