Friday, July 25, 2003

You can have tax cuts or homeland security, but not both.

So which do you choose? If you're a Republican, you choose tax cuts:

Despite a blue-ribbon task force report warning that more money is badly needed, the Senate Thursday rejected, 54-41, a bid by Sen. Christopher Dodd to dramatically increase the nation's homeland security budget.
The chief reason for the loss was that the $15 billion Dodd wanted for "first responders," such as emergency medical technicians, firefighters and others, would have come from rolling back some of the tax cuts that people with salaries and other compensation of $1 million or more are due to get this year.

Not a single Republican supported this bill.