Thursday, 29 January 2009

As I Suspected...

It looks like the family planning provisions stripped out of the Stimulus will be reintroduced shortly in new legislation.

A source present at today's White House signing ceremony for the Lilly Ledbetter bill tells me that President Obama gave assurances that the family planning aid would be done soon -- perhaps as soon as next week, when the House is set to take up a spending bill that would keep the government funded until October.


A little note to those who were, understandably, concerned about losing this battle - sometimes a tactical retreat is the best way to position yourself for victory in the overall battle. Especially when it's clear that you have another path to conquering the same territory.

Obama's going to let us down, I'm sure, but I don't think this is one of those times. Trust, but verify.

2 comments:

Hal Seldon said...

Live to fight another day. You can't fight every battle. Lose the battle win the war. I can't believe it's not butter.

Anyway, I'm pretty curious about the deal Obama made with McCain on the stimulus bill. They DID seem to meet suspiciously a lot in the days after Jan 20, didn't they . . .

kathyflake said...

Not only that, but apparently there was a lot of misunderstanding on this bill, which didn't do exactly what either Dems or Republicans thought it would.

Amy Sullivan has more:

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2009/01/29/the-family-planning-fracus/