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Thursday, September 22, 2011

GOP-Backed Spending Bill Goes Down in House

“House Republican leaders suffered a surprising setback on Wednesday when the House rejected their version of a stopgap spending bill, leaving unclear how Congress will provide money to keep the government open after Sept. 30 and aid victims of a string of costly recent natural disasters. The 230-to-195 vote came after fiscally conservative Republicans joined an overwhelming majority of Democrats in opposing the legislation.” (New York Times)

Got to start somewhere.

FEE Timely Classic
“Does Government Spending Bring Prosperity?” by Percy L. Greaves Jr.