Saturday, December 19, 2009

Principled Politics – 12-19-09

Now we are waiting to see how much Sen. Nelson's bribe(s) cost us! How long are we going to put up with this?

'Duplicitous and Shameful' - Democrats vote to send poor kids to inferior schools. At The WSJ..
  The waiting is finally over for some of the District of Columbia's most ambitious school children and their parents. Democrats in Congress voted to kill the District's Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides 1,700 disadvantaged kids with vouchers worth up to $7,500 per year to attend a private school.
  On Sunday the Senate approved a spending bill that phases out funding for the five-year-old program. Several prominent Senators this week sent a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid pleading for a reconsideration. Signed by Independent-Democrat Joe Lieberman, Democrats Robert Byrd and Dianne Feinstein, and Republicans Susan Collins and John Ensign, it asked to save a program that has "provided a lifeline to many low-income students in the District of Columbia." President Obama signed the bill Thursday.
  The program's popularity has generated long waiting lists. A federal evaluation earlier this year said the mostly black and Hispanic participants are making significant academic gains and narrowing the achievement gap. But for the teachers unions, this just can't happen. The National Education Association instructed Democratic lawmakers to kill it. Read more…

Nutcase congressman Grayson demands Holder jail political opponent -  Can we really keep electing idiots like this?

Grayson: Take Two - How hard could it be for conservatives to set up four hundred websites to chronicle Democratic voting records, their Biggest Contributors and their flagrant misbehavior? Alan Grayson ain't the only one. You have a printing press in your hands. Go for it!

INCREDIBLE! BHO, live up to your transparency promises and ask Reid to simply show us the ObamaCare bill http://ow.ly/NHgg