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Were all this bloat in a Republican bill, would the paragraph be a bit longer?

By - Mar 6th, 2009 05:41 am
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Who would have ever thought you could condense anything involving $410 billion in spending, several Democrat senators standing in opposition to their party, weakened U.S. policy on trade and travel restrictions with Cuba, and the words “partial government shutdown” into three sentences? Well, the Associated Press somehow managed:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate, tied up in a fight over a huge omnibus appropriations bill, will have to pass a stopgap spending measure Friday in order to avoid a partial government shutdown. The Senate worked late on Thursday trying to pass the $410 billion appropriations bill, which was denounced by Republicans — and a handful of Democrats — who said it was bloated and filled with wasteful, pork-barrel spending projects. Democratic leaders were forced to postpone a final vote on the measure until Monday under pressure from GOP senators who complained that Democrats hadn’t allowed them enough opportunities to offer amendments.

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