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When the dust settled, Sen. Jim Bunning had his time in front of the cameras. Then life as usual went on in Washington, DC.
You have to step back a little to get some perspective on this so-call "obstructionist" stand that Bunning was taking regarding the financing of the extension of benefits. He certainly could have waited for the big kahuna health care bill, but chose a relatively small bill and even suggested the way to finance the bill... ending "a lucrative tax credit for paper companies on a wood byproduct called "black liquor."
But even the so-called conservatives like Sen. Inhofe couldn't find the principles within his convictions to say that Bunning was doing the correct thing. Yet, Scott Brown, the newest senator who had recently broken ranks with the Republicans, stood up and said,
"I don't think it's about party, it's about good government," said Brown, who was elected in January vowing to promote fiscal discipline. "The perception in Massachusetts and other parts of the country is that Washington is broken. And if it takes one guy to get up and make a stand, to point out that we need a funding source to pay for everything that's being pushed here, I think that speaks for itself."I guess the proof is in the pudding... and this pudding is still mushy. So look for increasing fiscal irresponsibility from both sides of the aisle.