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Jan Vigne
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Even Repubs won't vote for the Lirpa budget!


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But House Democrats easily defeated Republican alternatives and won backing for their budget from all segments of their party, from conservative Blue Dogs to urban liberals. The 233-to-196 vote, though hardly overwhelming, actually reflected a strong show of Democratic support for the budget, since it often barely passes. It was the first time in a dozen years that a budget had received more than 230 votes. Twenty House Democrats opposed the budget; two Senate Democrats did.

The chief Republican alternative, officially supported by the party leadership, was defeated 293 to 137, with 38 Republicans opposing it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/us/politics/03budget.html?ref=todayspaper


Given the constantly dwindling number of Repubs in the Congress and the rising number of Dems in the same body, there was a higher % of R's who voted against their own Lirpa budget than there were Dems who voted against the Obama budget plan.

Now, isn't that interesting? Even the Repubs found their plan repugnant!

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