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That's a shame.

Too bad Paygo didn't have a higher profile in the news. I'd presumed, having seen nothing about it, that the vote was delayed.

Well, OK. The Senate split 50/50 on this, and split similarly on ANWR. Were the votes identical?

I guess the gig is now to get at least one thing into the budget that one of the folks who voted against Paygo will consider a deal killer, so the Senate won't pass a budget. What can that be?

Movie Guy

"If House and Senate Republicans can reach agreement on a budget resolution, they will now be free to push through further tax cuts without honestly describing the spending cuts or other tax increases that will be their consequence."

Yep. We're screwed.

Astonishing, isn't it?

How many more budget years of this nonsense can we manage to endure before the revenue bleeding and concurrent deficit spending attract enough global attention to spring a leak in the dam?

We're on the slope. No question.


Was it coincidence that Senate Republicans first voted for less tax cuts than Bush wanted, then voted 50-50 with Cheney breaking the tie against including revenue in the equation of pay as you go budget balancing, and once that was settled, voted for more tax cuts than even Bush asked for?

Seniors, cash those Social Security checks early, to make sure they don't bounce!


The votes of Senators Coleman, DeWine, Smith and Specter are untenable and dishonest, but... I'd bet their votes also reflect the position of their constituents. In fact, I'd bet they reflect the position of the majority of the country. Just because it doesn't add up, doesn't mean it isn't the people's will.

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