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Borrow And Spend

Via Holden at First Draft, the Associated Press reports Bill Easing Tax Clears House

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday pushed through an $80 billion bill to block the spread of a dreaded tax on middle-income people. The White House and Republicans, protesting tax increases in the bill affecting mainly investment fund managers, maintained that it would never become law.

The 216-193 vote to ”patch” the alternative minimum tax for a year sends the issue to the Senate, where its prospects are at best uncertain. Not one House Republican voted for it.

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November 9, 2007   2 Comments

Well, This Explains A Lot

Greg Sargent at TPM Election Central says that Reid Allowed Vote On Mukasey In Exchange For Military Funding Bill

According to sources inside and outside the Democratic leadership, Harry Reid allowed a vote on Mukasey because in exchange the Republican leadership agreed to allow a vote on the big Defense Appropriations Bill, which contains $459 billion in military spending but doesn’t fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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November 9, 2007   2 Comments


Quiddity has harvested some major snark from the Post‘s comments section that should cause anyone who thinks the former mayor of New York City is worth hiring for any job in the public sector to consider having their meds adjusted.

While we are all aware of people padding their résumé and/or CV, Rudy is way over the limit.

November 9, 2007   Comments Off on Rudy?

Rule Of The Lawless

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Why are Democrats supporting torture?

The Dem candidates running for President opted for plausible deniability and didn’t vote.

November 9, 2007   9 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging


Friday Cat Blogging

Turn up the heat!

[Editor: The nighttime temperatures of 40° tends to make the crew compatible to share the warmth. They are all there, although Property is in the back and hard to see.]

Friday Ark

November 9, 2007   16 Comments