Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A great Walz v Bachmann post

It compares Tim Walz and Michele Bachmann.

Some great lines?

The Democratic leadership recognizes a Natural Born Leader. Walz may be the
exception that will work for the betterment of the District even if his votes do not please everyone. His assignments reflect someone who is truly working without considering re-electablity. Funny, but the main characterization that I heard during the campaign was that Walz was just another teacher who would go to Washington to spend money on schools … looks like he is truly interested in caring for the country as a whole.

Nice work.

Now on Bachmann.

The first few weeks of the session has found Michelle Bachmann Out Of Step with Majority.

For illustration, the House voted on HR 5 to cut the interest rate on many student loans in half. The legislation would lower the rate from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent in stages over five years for need-based loans. The proposal would cost nearly $6 billion and affect nearly 5.5 million students who get the subsidized loans each year. Although all Democrats voted to approve this legislation, the Republican vote was 124 to 71 – a clear Majority of Republicans thought this was good legislation. Bachmann voted against this legislation stating "Unfortunately, this bill does nothing to help lower-income students pay for the skyrocketing cost of college tuition.” A nice Spin answer … ignore over five million students and blame it on the bill not being more expansive.

Very nice work!

We can expect more spin by Congresswoman Bachmann as time goes on. We can expect results from Congressman Walz.

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