Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Madame Rabett knows all (readings $5)....

Some time ago, Eli got into it with denialist riff-raff, and in the course of the debate, modestly pointed out that he had posted on everything they were saying before they said it. The Rabett mostly keeps his political political comments off this blog as opposed to his climate political comments and his political climate comments, but to show you why you should never, ever mess with the bunny, right after the US election Eli started to point out in various places that

Re: C-Span Washington Journal on Monday (none / 0)

A minor suggestion you might offer. Since the Republicans left the budget approval to the next Congress, the Democrats should strip out EVERY set aside and send the thing forward post haste. True some D set asides will go away, but think of the message.

by Eli Rabett on Sat Nov 25, 2006 at 08:21:10 PM EST
and what do we get today....
Democrats tidying up a cluster of unfinished spending bills dumped on them by departing Republican leaders in Congress will start by removing billions of dollars in lawmakers’ pet projects next month.
The move, orchestrated by the incoming chairman of the Appropriations committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, could prove politically savvy even as it proves unpopular with other members of Congress. As a group, they will lose thousands of so-called earmarks, personal projects inserted in legislation during the process of preparing it for passage.

"There will be no congressional earmarks," Rep. David Obey and Sen. Robert Byrd, both Democrats, said Monday in a statement announcing their plans. The idea was quickly endorsed by incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Ms. Rabett demurrs and tells Madame Rabett to put the fishbowl back on the mantel.

1 comment:

Gareth said...

Time for another ice post, Eli?