The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Porktastic highway bill cloture sails through
The box score: 94-6. Each and every Democratic senator jumped for the boodle; the six senators who didn't were all GOP.
(Is this covered in high school civics classes.)
Guess who we'll be relying on to yank some of that pork out of the mouths of the slavering senators?
George Bush. Who is to good government and prudent budgeting what John Goodman is to limbo-dancing.
Bush is our guy.
There is, of course, the conference committee before we get to Gorging George. One would then be relying on a dispute over divvying up the booty .
But if not,
The Bush administration has threatened to veto the highway bill if it exceeds the White House-set spending ceiling or increases the deficit
Why is the Administration, normally unconcerned with deficit bloat, assuming the port of Scrooge over the highway bill? No idea right now.
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