Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Atrios:

Yesterday, 50 senators put themselves on record voting for deep benefit cuts in social security and massive new debt. The ones who are up for re-election in '06 are:
Allen, George VA
Burns, Conrad MT
Chafee, Lincoln RI
Ensign, John NV
Hatch, Orrin UT
Hutchison, Kay Bailey TX
Kyl, Jon AZ
Lott, Trent MS
Lugar, Richard IN
Santorum, Rick PA
Talent, Jim MO
Thomas, Craig WY
...they all voted against the Nelson Amendment which stated:

It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should reject any Social Security plan that requires deep benefit cuts or a massive increase in debt.

(I've taken the liberty of highlighting our local troglodyte. Er, scratch that: Santorum, of course, represents Northern Virginia.)

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