Saturday, September 15, 2007


After exactly 24 hours of stalemate, with 43 democrats voting FOR an 18% income tax increase, and 51 Republicans voting against a tax increase, the Dems have given up and cleared the board!

The Speaker then issued a "call of the house", which means we are required to be in the Chamber, no exceptions. Anyone who is not here will be, if necessary, brought in by the State Police. (The only possible exception is Dave Agema, who is in Russia on a previously planned excursion.)

What happens next? Hard to say for sure, by my guess is we will now begin the process of re-opening every spending bill and paring them down until the budget is in balance.

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