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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Now this is Just a Flat-Out Lie

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), was on "This Week with George "Former Clinton Press Secretary" Stephanopoulis" on ABC this morning.

She was asked about the lack of passage on any of the Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriation (Budget) Bills.

Here's the transcript:

STEPHANOPOULOS: "Last year you criticized the Republican Congress as a do-nothing Congress, and one of the points you cited was they hadn't passed any of their appropriations bills by the fall. Democrats haven't passed any either."

PELOSI: "Oh, well we've – in the House we've passed every one of our bills."

STEPHANOPOULOS: "None are law yet, though."

PELOSI: "Well, they will be. And we're on schedule."
On Schedule? Who's schedule, this the same clock that worked on the Democrats' "100 Working Hours?"

First the facts; the Federal Government's fiscal year begins every year on October 1st. It's October 14th, and in order to avoid a total governmental shutdown, the House and Senate passed a 45-day Continuing Resolution on September 28th to keep the government running and Democrats from facing the same PR fate as Newt Gingrich did in 1995.

Secondly, the House has NOT passed every one of its bills. There is one they haven't even touched: The Pentagon's. Seems John Murtha (D-PA) and Wisconsin's own Dave Obey want to play games while the country's at war.

No bill has yet to be sent to the White House for the President's signature or veto.

Finally, no matter how many bills are passed by each house of Congress, all will have to be worked out by a conference committee. Pelosi hasn't appointed a soul to these committees.

Pelosi once pledged to get the budget passed by the Fourth of July. (No idea which Fourth of July of course.)

This isn't just a do-nothing Congress, it's a do nothing but b!+ch Congress.