Thursday, November 10, 2005

Congressional HiJINKS!

Don't you just want to scream "Stop The InSanity!"?
Hows this one?
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) proposed an amendment that would effectively allow the Senate to dictate the programming our troops listen to on their Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS). Harkin’s amendment would create an Ombudsman for the AFRTS who would identify circumstances under which the AFRTS "has not adhered to the standards and practices of the Network in its programming, including circumstances in which the programming of the Network lacked integrity, fairness, or balance."
Then there's this:
On Thursday, the House of Representatives will hold a vote on a bill that would trim back government spending by $54 billion.
You might say, oh this is so bad. But here's the truth:
But in claiming the bill cuts too much spending, they fail to acknowledge that in reality, the cuts are only in the rate government will grow. Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Pence explained this on the House floor, “Where else but in Washington, DC could a Deficit Reduction Act that actually increases entitlements by 6.3 percent instead of the planned 6.4 percent be called a cut?” :: Columns :: Liberal Talk for the Troops: Whether They Want it or Not by Tim Chapman

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