Senate passes $26 billion union bailout bill

August 5, 2010 06:53

“The American people don’t want more Washington ‘stimulus’ spending – especially in the form of a payoff to union bosses and liberal special interests,” said House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. “This stunning display of tone-deafness comes at the expense of American workers.”

By Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlinThe Washington Times

“Facing pressure from public employee labor unions and state budget officials, Democrats are rushing to get the money in the pipeline before the school year begins, and have painted the new stimulus spending as a key ingredient to fight unemployment.”

“But the spending in the bill is front-loaded to 2011, while the tax increases are spread out over the next decade, which means the bill leaves a $22 billion deficit in fiscal 2011.”

FULL STORY By Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlinThe Washington Times

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