Republican theater: This is debate? | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Republican theater: This is debate?

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 6:23 AM

PUT UP TIME: John Burris.
  • PUT UP TIME: John Burris.
One further commentary on Rep. John Burris' Fiscal Finger — the plan to throw a minority faux filibuster in budget deliberations to force the governor to cut something — anything, doesn't matter what — from the state budget:

It is not debate to respond to a state agency's listing of specific impacts of cuts in jobs and services by saying:

* "They're wrong."

* "It's laughable."

That's a tantrum.

Put up specifics or shut up.

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