By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writer
26 June 2008
WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a $162 billion war spending plan Thursday, sending to President Bush legislation that will pay for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan until the next president takes office.
Say it slowly.
One-hundred and sixty-two BILLION dollars.We can't afford universal health care, or even S-CHIP.
Our bridges are falling down.
Our farmlands are under water.
BUT - we CAN afford $162,000,000,000 for another year in Iraq!
I can't tell you how tired I am of "Dems Cave to W" headlines!
More and BETTER Democrats needed.
Remember Jean Schmidt? She's the OH-2 Representative who insulted John Murtha on the House floor. Anyway... she's being opposed by Dem Victoria Wulsin. In recent polls, OH-2 is found to be majority DEM for the first time ever. If you're so inclined, you can give Wulsin $$$. Here's her ActBlue page. [To learn more about Victoria, visit her campaign webpage.]
While you're at it: Martin Heinrich is the Dem candidate in NM-1. The district has been Republican since its creation in 1968. This year it is an open seat, with Martin Heinrich the Democratic candidate for Heather Wilson's old seat. If you're so inclined, visit Martin's ActBlue fundraising page. [To learn more about Martin, visit his campaign webpage.]
More and better Democrats now, today!
Stop the madness!