Thursday, March 25, 2010

No Longer An Emergency


Remember Jim Bunning's one-man government shut down earlier this month? Remember how everyone--even Republicans--condemned it?

Well, it seems the GOP has had a change of heart...

Raju reports that "several other GOP senators" said they would jump on board with Coburn blockade if the Democrats try to extend benefits without using the pay-go rules to fund them again. Among the supporters, apparently, is Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who attempted to stop Bunning the last time.

"The last time was an emergency situation--but we can't keep doing one-month extensions that aren't paid for," Collins told Politico.
UPDATE: Sorry, I forgot the kicker. Collins voted against PAYGO in January.

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