"Some of us oppose creating a new entitlement program in an emergency spending bill, whether it's butchers, bakers or candlestick makers."
- -Rep. John Tanner (D-TN), one of the members of the Blue Dog Coalition of Democrats who is opposed to paying for the GI Bill which would cover the cost of college for returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan quoting Mother Goose to make a point.
- Tanner supports teh war but not the troops.
See Congress: Money for War, But No Money for the Troops? by Paul Rieckhoff
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Update: House Democrats offer Blue Dogs a compromise on supplemental- taxing the rich.