Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Senate says "yes" to "Dr. No"

Wow. Porkulus as we know it may be in trouble.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought "Dr. No" was Ron Paul?