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Kudlow’s Money Politics

Larry Kudlow’s daily web log of matters political and financial.

Enough Pork Already...



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Very good editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal:

We’ll soon find out if the loss of both houses of Congress was enough of a shock for Republicans to check into the Hazelton rehab center for spending addicts. GOP Doctors, er, Senators Jim DeMint (South Carolina) and Tom Coburn (Oklahoma) have been staging an intervention so their colleagues don’t risk another overdose before they ride off into the minority.

The drama played out on the Senate floor recently as the pair blocked GOP Appropriators from passing spending bills for Fiscal Year 2007 unless they stripped out special-interest “earmarks.” You could almost feel the withdrawal shakes coming on, as the Members contemplated a year without pork….


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