Friday, February 18, 2011

Spineless Republicans reject an additional $22 billion in budget cuts

Levin furious at weak Republican leadership

Feb 18, 2011
Posted by The Right Scoop

Today an amendment to cut an additional 22 billion across-the-board failed with Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy siding with Democrats, along with 97 other Republicans. Levin says that this was a huge vote and can’t figure out why Republicans who say they are all about cutting can’t follow through. The excuses ranged from “across-the-board cuts are lazy members way to achieve something” to “this goes too far!”

Levin is furious:  To Listen

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