Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A battle over the war in Iraq...

With the veto today by President Bush it appears that things at least from a rhetoric standpoint will be "war" between Democrats and the Whitehouse. In reading the Washington Post's Bush Veto Sets Up Clash on Budget:
NEW ALBANY, Ind., Nov. 13 -- A budget dispute erupted into a full-scale battle Tuesday as President Bush vetoed the Democrats' top-priority domestic spending bill and the party's Senate leader threatened to withhold war funding if the president does not agree to pull out of Iraq.

The exchange encapsulated a broader confrontation over national priorities, a battle both sides appear eager to wage heading into an election year.

CNN takes a different tack, focusing on pork:
The bill -- which Bush said was laden with $10 billion in "pork" -- would have funded the departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services. It also would have funded projects such as a prison museum, a sailing school and a program to teach Portuguese.

"Congress needs to cut out that pork, reduce the spending and send me a responsible measure that I can sign into law," the president said.

Fox's top news story is related to a different battle, John Edwards, Barack Obama Jockey to Be Alternative to Hillary Clinton:
John Edwards and Barack Obama are now in a battle within the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, trying to get into the best position to knock off front-runner Hillary Clinton and win all-important Iowa.

The story on the budget was buried, Bush Hammers 'Tax and Spend' Democrats, Vetoes Health and Education Spending Bill:
NEW ALBANY, Ind. — President Bush, escalating his budget battle with Congress, on Tuesday vetoed a spending measure for health and education programs prized by congressional Democrats.

1 comment:

Head Spinner Scott said...

I think they should put a bill together that no one in the House, Senate, or White House gets paid until they figure out how to grow up and actually do something good for the people they represent