2.25.2009

Reid: Congressional Budget Increased For GOP Welfare

So that they could sit around and do what, Harry? Focus solely on releasing GOP talking points all day long?

It seems the only ones Harry knows how to say 'no' to are Democrats.

From HuffPo:

A ten percent increase in the budget for Congressional operations was needed because Senate Republicans wanted to retain previous staff levels despite having lost roughly 20 percent of their ranks in the 2008 elections, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Wednesday.

Congressional Republicans have been pouncing on any instance of wasteful spending they can find, but the congressional-operations.line item will likely remain safe from their ire.

The one-tenth hike brings the budget for Congress itself to $4.4 billion.

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