"Under increasing pressure from Democrats and members of his own party, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) Tuesday night abandoned his one-man filibuster of a one-month extension to unemployment benefits and other programs. In the end Bunning agreed to a deal allowing him one vote on an amendment to pay for the bill’s $10 billion cost. That proposal was offered by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last Thursday at the start of his filibuster, but Bunning rejected it because he feared his amendment would not pass....
To ensure the deal is enforced, Bunning has placed a hold on all the items included in the nightly 'wrap up,' which normally entails a unanimous consent agreement to pass noncontroversial nominations and bills, a GOP aide said. Once the votes have taken place that hold would be lifted, the aide explained." Roll Call newspaper
So, Republicans are thrifty when out of power and wildly lavish when in power (tax cuts for the wealthy, plenty of war financing, use of reconciliation to push through favorite programs, and so on). On this rare occasion when baseball and politics cross over, what is your assessment of Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning?
And, most importantly, how will this affect the value of his baseball cards?
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