Thursday, November 17, 2005

Congress Can't Cut Spending

Lets be clear about who refused to tighten the belt.

House rejects education, health spending bill

Legislation to fund many of the nation’s health, education and social programs went down to a startling defeat in the House Thursday, led by Democrats who said cuts in the bill hurt some of America’s neediest people.

Republicans said they may have lost votes because this year’s bill, down $1.5 billion from last year, included no special projects or earmarks for lawmakers.

Jim Walsh, R-N.Y., said the bill represented more spending than the entire budgets of Russia or China.

They (Democrats) insisted the attempted budget cuts were the result of GOP-driven tax cuts.