Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Two Notes on the Continuing Resolution

From the appropriations committee summary of the continuing resolution (i.e, the budget deal):
The legislation also eliminates four Administration “Czars,” including the “Health Care Czar,” the “Climate Change Czar,” the “Car Czar,” and the “Urban Affairs Czar.”
Anastasia screamed in vain.

For the Department of Transportation, the bill eliminates new funding for High Speed Rail and rescinds $400 million in previous year funds, for a total reduction of $2.9 billion from fiscal year 2010 levels.   
I didn't realize it was possible to throw trains under the bus.

Petty and shortsighted.