|No doubt, the fact that Congress is essentially giving the president everything he asked for explains 16 of the 17 Democratic nay votes on the budget, 13 of which were cast by Blue Dogs. (One of the others came from Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio, who probably thought the president should have gotten more than he requested.)
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.
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