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Links for May 6, 2008: Democrats' Broken Promises

May 06, 2008

Democrats Plan Breaking Deficit Discipline Promise Again (AP) Democrats are finding more excuses to ignore the promise they made when they took over Congress that they wouldn't pass laws increasing the budget deficit...They've already swelled the deficit by $200 billion since December War funding would break Dem promises (Politico) Read More

Dems Housing Bill Includes Handouts to Scam Artists, Speculators, Trial Lawyers... and La Raza?

May 05, 2008

Democrats are prepared to bring to the House floor legislation purportedly written to assist Americans impacted by the recent housing slump.  But in recent days, it has become increasingly clear who this legislation is really out to serve: scam artists, speculators, and trial lawyers. Read More

Troop Funding: As Deadlines Loom, Speaker Pelosi's "Open and Honest" Promise is Forgotten

May 05, 2008

On November 16, 2006, Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) uttered one of her signature promises: “This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history.”  But as the House prepares to consider a critical troop funding bill, the Politico today makes clear that this promise has rapidly become a distant memory: Read More

CBO Confirms Dem Housing Bill Would Force Massive Taxpayer Bailout of Scam Artists, Speculators

May 05, 2008

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirms what American taxpayers already feared about the House Democrats’ flawed housing legislation: It forces taxpayers to bankroll a massive bailout of speculators and scam artists at the expense of innocent victims who truly need assistance and hard-working families who continue to pay their mortgage on time.  Here’s the explanation from CBO’s report on the bill: Read More

House Republicans Put Spotlight on Pelosi Premium in Hometown Districts

May 05, 2008

House Republicans are holding Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accountable for her broken promises on skyrocketing gasoline prices, and they are taking the message straight to the American people.  The bold promises from then-Minority Leader Pelosi heading into the 2006 elections are now legendary.  Talk of a “commonsense plan” to lower gas prices and “real solutions that will lower the price at the pump” littered the airwaves.& Read More