OMB Watch quotes US Rep. Dave Obey(R-Wisconsin) as he waxes eloquent on the subject of craven moderates caving to conservatives on the FY07 House budget vote:
"I was wondering whether the Republican moderates were going to stick to their guns when they said that they knew that it was wrong to pass a budget that provided $40 billion in tax cuts for people who make a million dollars a year while you're squeezing the guts out of education and health programs. We now know the answer. They are doing a poor imitation Bert Lahr, the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz.... The fact is, they are now selling out for a promise that if some time in the deep dark distant future somebody does something to change this budget resolution, then there might be a table scrap or two left for additional education and healthcare."