Senator Jim Bunning has finally caved, but before people start portraying him as a senile, heartless bastard, they should know what he was asking for. Simply put, he wanted the Democrats to fund the measure, so that it would not add to the already ballooning deficit.WASHINGTON The Senate has passed stopgap legislation to extend help for the jobless and keep federal highway dollars flowing. The 78-19 vote came after a GOP senator who was single-handedly holding up the legislation finally relented under withering assaults by Democrats and dwindling support within his own party.
Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning had been holding up action for days but conceded after pressure intensified with Monday's cutoff of road funding and longer and more generous unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies for the jobless. Bunning was seeking to force Democrats to finance the $10 billion measure so that it wouldn't add to the deficit.
Yes, Jim Bunning is a senile old bastard, but he seems to be a fiscally responsible bastard, who I agree with on this issue. We expected the Democrats to try and wear him down, but what the hell is wrong with Republicans, who turned on him and hung him out to dry? All he was asking for was for Congress to FUND THE BILL, and NOT ADD TO THE DEFICIT.
GOP <> fiscal Conervatism
GOP = RINO
We need a new party, folks. The Republicrats are out of control.
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