Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"The War Funding Vote: A Credit Card for War, But No Cash for Teachers"

Raul Grijalva's Diary on Kos:
Once again, war is being paid for with a credit card while investments in our children’s future are tossed aside. These investments – $10 billion for teacher jobs, $1 billion for summer youth employment, $5 billion for Pell grants, $701 million for border security – were cut from the war funding bill coming to the House floor despite being fully paid for and not adding to the budget deficit. They have been jettisoned in favor of further borrowed war spending. Today’s bill doesn’t include anything to maintain first responder, police or firefighter positions despite the dramatic need for those jobs in every community in America. We believe this is fiscal insanity and a moral tragedy. MORE...
Howie P.S.: Here's more bad news:
Only 102 Democrats joined a dozen Republicans and the war money passed, 308-114.

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