Friday, March 23, 2007

Breaking: Pelosi did it.

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a $124 billion emergency supplemental spending bill that includes a firm deadline of August 31, 2008 for combat troops to leave Iraq. The Loony Left, represented by U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), doesn’t like the bill, since it doesn’t completely and immediately de-fund the campaign in Iraq.

The vote passed 218 to 212. Obviously the attached bribes of pork, - “sweeteners,” as they're called - with which the bill was laden, paid off.

The bill probably won’t pass the U.S. Senate; but, if it does, I’m ever hopeful the President will *finally* unwrap his veto pen.


j morgan said...

If the President does veto the bill won't that create a problem insufficient funds? It seems that we are damned if we do and damned if we don't.

Elizabeth Weber Levy said...

The President *must* veto the bill, j morgan. Not only did Pelosi buy her narrowly won passage with amazing amounts of pork, but most, if not all, of Murtha’s “bleed” components are in it, as well. I expect a donnybrook.