Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"Democrats Seek Session With Bush on Spending"

Isn't that sort of like wanting to meet with Ted Kennedy on sobriety? Anywho, from the Old Gray Hag:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, have asked for a meeting with President Bush to see if they can work out an agreement on spending bills for the fiscal year that begins in 10 weeks. But lawmakers from both parties said they saw no obvious way to overcome the current stalemate with the White House.

The House has passed 8 of the 12 regular appropriations bills for 2008, and Mr. Bush threatened to veto 5 of them, on the ground that they called for “an irresponsible and excessive level of spending.”
James P. Manley, a spokesman for Mr. Reid, said, “The president is playing to his conservative base, trying to pick a fight with Congress over spending policies.”

It's a darned shame that Bush didn't have that same commitment to fiscal discipline when his party was running the show. Who knows? They may still have power today if it weren't for their "drunken sailor" spending ways.