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Another Revolution Betrayed

An e-mail has just gone out to House Republican offices announcing “Important Schedule Update” i.e. The notice explains that GOP members “are not ready to move forward on the Budget Deficit Reduction Act.” Members will now scatter for the Veterans’ Day weekend and the House will try to trim spending a little again next week. The liberal tail is wagging the elephant and the House leadership simply doesn’t have enough GOP votes to cut $50 billion in spending from the $14 trillion five-year budget. In the past, a few dozen Democrats have supported such budget packages but Pelosi’s troops are completely united so there will be no help from the Blue Dogs this year. No such party discipline on the Republican side. Across the Hill, Republican Senators are having a similar problem with their tax cut package – with Senator Olympia Snowe balking.

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