Temporary Spending Bill

  • conservativej...

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    Dec 17, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    Democrats abruptly abandoned a fight over spending on Thursday and said they would instead extend government funding on a temporary basis, a move that gives Republicans a greater chance to enact the deep cuts they have promised.

    -- Reuters
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    Dec 17, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    I wonder if those "cuts" will include all the pork the Republicans put in the bill in the first place.
  • conservativej...

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    Dec 18, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    More detail from the press in regards to what was in the bill that was killed.

    Among other spending priorities, the bill included a total of $1 billion to kickstart the first phase of the federal health-care reform law passed in April, meaning that its defeat likely lays the groundwork for Republicans to follow through on their promise to gut funding for the landmark legislation – per the tea party's wishes, by the way.