Crossposted from Dameocrat Blog
Are the Democrats finally getting feisty? Today Senator Frank Lautenberg (D)New Jersey, introduced an amemendment to change the name of the Republican “Deficit Reduction and Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005” to the “Moral Disaster of Monumental Proportion Reconciliation Act”!
The post quotes him as saying,
“‘Let’s call this bill what it is — a moral disaster,’ explained Lautenberg. ‘This bill would close the door of opportunity and cut critical services to the poor, elderly, sick and hungry.’
Senators had yet to vote on the amendment as of this post, but given the Republican majority in the Senate the name change seems to have little chance of passage.
The overall bill being debated in the Senate is aimed at making cuts in spending on entitlement programs in order to offset the massive federal costs incurred for the clean-up of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita along the Gulf Coast. Democrats have massed in opposition to the cuts, which they insist disproportionately disadvantage the nation’s poorest and most infirm citizens.”
I really was shocked at the level of gall it would take to make the poor pay for this. However the Democrats have let other things like this slide, so I no longer expect anything from them.