Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement against a House Democrat proposal to attach $10 billion state education funding to the pending war supplemental:
“Now is not the time to play politics with the war supplemental. House Democrats are holding back critical resources for our fighting men and women on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq so they can finagle another $10 billion for bankrupt states that refuse to cut unsustainable education funding in these troubled economic times.
“House Republican Leader John Boehner and the House Republican Conference are to be praised for standing on principle against this move by Nancy Pelosi, who only care about keeping the flow of dues money going to the public sector unions. The relentless drive for this money is a union bailout pure and simple to keep them in the game for the elections.
“This is nothing more than a cynical ploy to have taxpayers fund Democrat political operations, and the nation’s servicemen and women are being held hostage until the unions get what they want.”