The same administration that gave us spying on Americans, good news bought and paid for in the Iraqi press and a costly war built on elusive rationales now wants to reduce the deficit on the backs of the poor. Americans deserve better -- and the Senate should say so today by voting no.
The poor citizens of Michigan thank you Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and to our metro Detroit newspapers I send a hearty raspberry!
UPDATE: Bah, Humbug. Dick Cheney - aka Scrooge - cast the tiebreaking vote in the Senate today, which passed a bill to trim nearly $40 billion from federal spending over five years, including cuts to social welfare programs such as health care for the elderly and poor. So much for compassionate conservatism.