Maine Politics

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Friday, March 11, 2005

A High Price

BDN Yesterday:
At some point in the budget debate in Washington you are likely to see a story that pits a few moderate Republicans, including Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, against the rest of the party on the question of whether to account for both new spending and tax cuts by offsetting them and keeping the deficit from getting any worse.

NYTimes Yesterday: (Headline: G.O.P. Senators Balk at Tax Cuts in Bush's Budget)
When asked if she would support extending the tax cuts, Senator Olympia J. Snowe, the Maine Republican who is an influential member of the Finance Committee, said, "Suffice it to say, I do have serious concerns with the fundamental priorities that are being constructed in the budget." She added, "It's exacting a high price from some of the programs that are critically important to the future."

Normally I'd have something nice to say about this, but I can't get over the fact that she sold us out.

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