Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Disappointing Democrats

This is exactly the kind of garbage that contributed to Republicans' downfall in the recent election:
House Democratic leaders are offering billions in federal funds for lawmakers' pet projects large and small to secure enough votes this week to pass an Iraq funding bill that would end the war next year.

So far, the projects -- which range from the reconstruction of New Orleans levees to the building of peanut storehouses in Georgia -- have had little impact on the tally. For a funding bill that establishes tough new readiness standards for deploying combat forces and sets an Aug. 31, 2008, deadline to bring the troops home, votes do not come cheap.

Let's have an up or down vote on funding the war and leave the pork to the elephants.

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