Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Senator Collins Draws The Line At $800 Billion

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell may have Senator Susan Collins back in the Republican fold, at least until the Democrats pare the pork a bit. According to the New York Times:

. . . [I]n a sign of tough negotiations ahead, Senator Susan Collins, a Republican who helped broker the initial compromise, said she could not again vote for the measure if it stayed at the current size.

"I'm not saying what's in, what's out. I'm just saying the bottom line must be under $800 billion," she told reporters after the Senate vote.

Unbelievable. Only $800 billion added to the federal deficit apparently passes for fiscal restraint in the Obama era.

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