Today the House of Representatives will vote on Bush’s bill to throw more money at the war in Iraq. But it’s not just any old bill throwing money at Iraq, because the House Democrats craftily attached a complete troop withdrawal deadline of August 31, 2008 to the bill. They also appropriated $21 billion of additional funds for other pressing emergencies, such as:
- Health Care funding — to be focused on brain injury and amputee care, Avian Flu preparedness, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
- Spinach aid
- Peanut storage
- Shrimp mapping
- Milk money
Critics say the Democrats porked-up the bill in order to win support of fellow democrats, but Bossy thinks there’s nothing wrong with classifying those things as a National Emergency because she quite enjoys shrimp fried spinach with her milk-fed pork.
In order for the bill to pass it needs 218 votes of approval, but the House Democrats are still a couple of votes shy. Bossy is looking at you, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Brad Ellsworth of Indiana, and Hank Johnson of Georgia.
What have you got against peanuts?
Here Is The H.R. 1591 Emergency Supplemental Spending Bill In Its Eye-Crossing Entirety.
1peanut saysMarch 23, 2007 at 10:57 am
yes, what have they got against peanuts?
This peanut is ALWAYS in nee of extra storage.
Heather saysMarch 23, 2007 at 3:40 pm
I was practically RAISED on spinach and milk…
But where is the Aid for Wasabi???
suburban kamikaze saysMarch 23, 2007 at 9:30 pm
Meanwhile, Illinois legislators have apparently run out of actual problems in the public schools…
Adorable Girlfriend saysMarch 23, 2007 at 9:43 pm
Seriously, we how much the Dems gave the Republicans — it strikes me funny that anyone is sitting on the fence.
annie saysMarch 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm
I LOVED the e-coli scare cuz I got my bagged spinach at 75 cents instead of 3 bucks!
And those shrimp NEED maps so more of them don’t get lost on their way into the trap so I can have more of them to EAT.
fish saysMarch 27, 2007 at 9:06 am
But where is the bill to protect sheep/human hybrids from being eaten by Uncanny Cannibals? It’s like they don’t even care…