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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Losing Strategy Watch

At a time of massive budget deficits and Republicans' demanding huge cuts to programs that help ordinary Americans, the Washington Post reported that "the Republican-controlled Congress helped itself to a $3,100 pay raise" before heading home for Thanksgiving recess. The New Republic's Michael Crowley asks a very important question: "Why haven't House Democrats, well, shamelessly demagogued this?"

....Sadly, Crowley answers his own question as to why this hasn't become a real political issue for Democrats in Congress. He notes that after the an earlier pay raise vote, the Associated Press reported that raising lawmakers' pay seems to be one thing congressional Republicans and Democrats agree on. Why? Because, as Crowley says, Democratic congressional aides acknowledge that "some leading House Democrats simply aren't willing to really go all-out in the quest for the majority." How sad.

full article @ sirota blog

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