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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Pelosi turns back pork...unlike GOP

--posted by Tony Garcia on 9/28/2005

OK, so it is going to cost a ton to rebuild improve New Orleans. Where is that going to come from? It damn well better not be at the expense of the measley tax cuts. It better be funded by reducing other spending.

From the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sadly the Republicans are protecting their spending wish lists.
House Majority Leader Rep. Tom DeLay, R-TX, said that while he would consider cutting all other domestic discretionary spending to raise the tens of billions of dollars needed for Katrina relief, it was a bad idea to take money from transportation projects.

His suburban Houston district is slated to get $64.4 million under the bill, and DeLay has said that he brought home an additional $50 million for freeway projects in the metropolitan area. He also helped secure $324 million in funding credits for Houston's light rail construction.

On the flip side are the Democrats:
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, said Tuesday she was willing to return to the federal Treasury $70 million designated for San Francisco projects in the new highway and transportation bill and use the money to help pay for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

Sad reversal of roles when the Dems freak show leader understands the concept of eliminating pork for need better than the GOP leaders.


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