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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

DEFICIT COMMITTEE

At his town meeting in New Hampshire, President Obama criticized Republicans for voting against his proposal for a bipartisan committee to study deficit reduction ideas and make recommendations. He singled out 7 Republicans who had co-sponsored the measure and then voted against it, presumably because Obama was for it.

But I believe that 16 Republicans and 37 Democrats voted for the bill, leaving it 7 votes short of the new, foolish number of 60 votes needed to succeed. Questions: Where were the other 20 Democrats who failed to support their president? Where was that effective Majority Leader Harry Reid? Where was that powerful Chief of Staff,Rahm Emanuel?

1 Comments:

  • I think this dilemma goes to the heart of the real problem. Yes, repugs are intractable, but where the hell are the dems? at least six of them are all but repugs, and many more are quite "moderate". The progressives just can't do it on their own.

    By Anonymous Anthro, at 5:57 AM  

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