Sunday, April 10, 2011

Billy Long explains budget deal vote to News-Leader

Billy Long, the only member of Missouri's Congressional delegation to vote against the budget deal that averted a federal government shutdown Friday night, explained his vote to the Springfield News-Leader today:

"They rattled off more different numbers than an auctioneer Friday night in explaining what had been agreed to," Long wrote in an e-mail to the News-Leader.

"I voted against the one-week stop gap continuing resolution Friday night because it didn't fund the troops for the rest of the year and didn't cut enough spending. We need to quit using our fighting men and women as political pawns."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about bringing our precious men and women home. That would allow us to save their lives and allow us to start spending that money at home on providing for OUR needs here.