This may just be a trial balloon to see exactly how much explosive power the nutroots on the left can muster, but it appears Democrats are finally going to send an Iraq war supplemental bill to President Bush without timelines.
In grudging concessions to President Bush, Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of at least some of the billions they want for domestic programs, officials said Monday.
The legislation would include the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade, a top priority for the Democrats who took control of Congress in January, the officials added.
While details remain subject to change, the measure is designed to close the books by Friday on a bruising struggle between Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress over the war. It would provide funds for military operations in Iraq through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.
The minimum wage hike will result in the loss of a few thousand jobs for high school students, but then again teenagers typically vote Democrat.
The loony left should be proud of the Democrats. I didn't think that they would tilt at windmills for nearly so long while they were maintaining their support for the troops.