One particularly surprising development is that Oklahoma's own Sen. Tom Coburn actually got a hunk of lard stripped out of the thing yesterday on the floor of the Senate:
"Then, on a 52 to 45 vote, the chamber stripped $246 million in tax breaks for Hollywood production companies, a measure offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the Senate's self-appointed watchdog on federal spending. Coburn, who almost always loses his quixotic efforts to cut funding, appeared jubilant -- if somewhat surprised -- by his unexpected victory."
"This is a gift," he said of the Hollywood provision. "It's not going to stimulate the economy at all."Last week the WSJ railed against this provision in an editorial.