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Rubber Stamp

Reported by Judy - January 25, 2005

Why bother with elected representatives when a rubber stamp will do just as well? That's John Gibson's view of Congress' role in handling George Bush's request for another $80 billion in spending for the war in Iraq.

During The Big Story today (Tuesday), Gibson tried to make any questioning of the additional money sound tantamount to voting against funding the war.

Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York, told Gibson that as a member of the House appropriations committee, she will want to know more about how the money is being spent before approving it. Gibson asked her, first, "is it wise to equivocate" on spending the money, and then later, after noting that John Kerry may have paid a price for voting against an earlier $87 billion appropriation, said, "I ask again, is it wise to do that?"

To do what? Vote against the appropriation? Lowey never said she was going to vote against it. She said she was going to ask some questions. We all should ask some questions. Like, is any of the money going to go for armor for the troops?

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