Monday, April 04, 2005

Louise Slaughter (D-NY) Speaking Out

Any article that starts this way gets my attention:

"The way the House Republican majority runs the place helps explain why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer in urban America, according to a research paper put out by Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY)"

And the hits just keep coming.

"Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls and cities and their suburbs all over the country will lose billions over the next few years as a result of the House budget vote, if the Senate goes along."

"As a result, almost no meaningful business gets done on the House floor these days. The real work is done in secret. Sometimes the bills that are rammed through are written within the walls of the Capitol itself by lobbyists representing big Republican contributors."

Read the whole article.