Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Strange Twist

From the Daily Kos, we find this vote on an amendment in the Senate:

To express the sense of the Senate that Congress should reject any Social Security plan that requires deep benefit cuts or a massive increase in debt.
It failed. But that's not the interesting part. The interesting part is how it failed: 50-50. In case you were in the remedial math classes, that's 44 Dem + 1 Ind + 5 Rep.

They used the words, "deep cuts" and "massive increase." Both vague and highly loaded. Yet, 50 Republicans still voted against it. Putting that aside, see what we have before us - a unified Democratic party and a few Republicans with a conscience, (an endangered species, to be sure). Doesn't bode well for Bush's social security "plan," eh?

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