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Congressional Democrats Cave
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, December 13, 2007

Somethings just never seem to change, do they?

House Democratic leaders yesterday agreed to meet President Bush's bottom-line spending limit on a sprawling, half-trillion-dollar domestic spending bill, dropping their demands for as much as $22 billion in additional spending but vowing to shift funds from the president's priorities to theirs.

The final legislation, still under negotiation, will be shorn of funding for the war in Iraq when it reaches the House floor, possibly on Friday. But Democratic leadership aides concede that the Senate will probably add those funds. A proposal to strip the bill of spending provisions for lawmakers' home districts was shelved after a bipartisan revolt, but Democrats say the number and size of those earmarks will be scaled back.
You have to wonder how many times the left, and particularly the Netroots, are going to put up with the "hat in hand" photos of their Congressional "leaders" showing up before the microphones to announce another capitulation to the hated "Bush". Can't wait to watch them try to spin this as a victory. Of course, when contemplating anything which authorizes government to spend a half-trillion in tax dollars, very few sane people would call it a victory anyway. But then, we're talking about Democratic Congressional leaders, aren't we?

In purely political terms - Worst. Congress. Ever.
 
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I love seeing these twits humbled.

 
Written By: shark
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Just to put matters in perspective we’re talking about a $half-trillion in spending and this great capitulation/victory involves $22 Billion or just over 4% of the total. How much has spending increased in the last nearly 7 years, anyone?

Color me non-plussed.
 
Written By: D
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Just to put matters in perspective we’re talking about a $half-trillion in spending and this great capitulation/victory involves $22 Billion or just over 4% of the total. How much has spending increased in the last nearly 7 years, anyone?
I’m also talking about the half-trillion in the post as well.

Regardless, the Dems caved. And that’s been their record in this Congress, thus the point of the post.
 
Written By: McQ
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"The Dems caved. And that’s been their record in this Congress, thus the point of the post."

Fair enough. However, given the R’s long standing proclivity toward ruaway spending themselves this is a somewhat hollow victory, thus the point of my retort.
 
Written By: D
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Color me non-plussed.
I don’t think that word means what you think it means.
 
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