Thursday, April 10, 2003

War Pigs
According to this NYT story House and Senate negotiators are held up over the war bill. And why, you ask? Because the pork meisters in the Senate tucked in oodles of special interest tidbits completely unrelated to the war. Amazingly enough, the House has refused to go along and wants a clean bill. The Senate pork man, Ted Stevens, allowed his bretheren to add money for dams and farmers to the bill. Some of the items may have merits, but this is clearly not the vehicle to advance them. Is it too much to ask our representatives to deal only with the issue at hand and to stop doling out corporate welfare and other goodies under the guise of aiding the war effort?


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