Friday, November 18, 2005

repug victory hurts America (again!)

House Passes Sweeping Budget Cut Bill
Measure Takes Aim at Many Programs in Bid to Curb Deficit
WASHINGTON (Nov. 18) - House Republicans sweated out a victory on a major budget cut bill in the wee hours Friday, salvaging a major pillar of their agenda despite divisions within the party and nervousness among moderates that the vote could cost them in next year's elections.

The bill, passed 217-215 after a 25-minute-long roll call, makes modest but politically painful cuts across an array of programs for the poor, students and farmers.
Democrats were unanimous in opposing the one-year appropriations bill.

The companion deficit-reduction bill also drew unanimous opposition from Democrats, who objected to both cuts in programs for the poor and the fact that the deficit-reduction bill would increase the deficit when combined with a tax slated for a vote later that would extend tax cuts on capital gains and dividend income due to expire at the end of 2008.

"Name just one religion in the world that preaches the value of asking the most of those who have the least and asking nothing of those who have the most," said Chet Edwards, D-Texas. "Sadly, that is what this budget does."

So yet again, the repugs take from the poor and give to the rich. F'k'ing scumbags!
Thankfully, the Dems are standing strong on the right side of this issue - that we should not be giving the rich tax cuts while we are taking away desperately needed programs for the poor.