Wednesday, September 21, 2005

DeLay stated House Republicans will be looking high and low for wasteful spending that can be cut to offset expenditures to rebuild the Gulf Coast. That said, he has ruled out any tax hikes to help pay for the relief effort and in fact struck down Treasury Secretary Snow's suggestion that perhaps the extension on existing tax cuts would be postponed. In addition, DeLay did not invite the revisiting of the recent energy bill passed which was astoundingly overloaded with wasteful pork spending. Finally, proposals by Republicans to delay the full implementation of the Medicare bill -- a huge government payout to the pharma firms -- until next year was also ruled out by DeLay.

Uh, so where is he going to find the "wasteful" spending to cut? Me thinks it will be funds allocated to education, social programs, and the environment.

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