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Operation Corruption

Tom DeLay and the Republicans, shamed by DeLay’s comments that the federal budget was "pared down pretty good," have come forward with “Operation Offset” to propose a number of cuts to help pay for hurricane relief. The New York Times’ Carl Hulse covers it this morning, listing the following items as ones on the chopping block:

DeLay will "absolutely not" cut gas taxes

Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Congress will "absolutely not" roll back the federal gasoline tax in an effort to make gas more affordable. He said that Congress is looking at other ways to increase supply and lower sky-high gas prices.