The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, April 29, 2005

The vote to equip our troops

The Democrats should be flogging this for all it's worth. It's a disgrace, and a perfect example of of the hypocrisy of the GOP.

The Senate voted last Thursday on a bill that would commit $213 million to providing armored Humvees to soldiers in Iraq. It won the votes of 61 senators. 39 senators voted against it-- all Republicans.

A budget's about to pass that grants over $100 billion in tax cuts to the people who need it the least. And 39 GOP senator's couldn't understand putting 0.2% of that to arming the troops instead? When it's been a known problem for well over a year now?