Did anyone catch this little gem from The Hill this afternoon? House conservatives are apparently up in arms over Pell Grant funding in John Boehner’s budget-slashing bill. As of this posting, Boehner has delayed a vote on his bill, and sources say it’s because he doesn’t have the votes to pass it.
Why? According to The Hill, it may be because “conservatives who have stalled legislation to raise the national debt limit are angry that it includes $17 billion in supplemental spending for Pell Grants, which some compare to welfare.”
Yes, Pell Grants. And yes, we can thank our own esteemed millionaire Congressman for the “welfare” reference.
He’s going to need a better explanation than that no matter how he votes on the Republicans’ Medicare-cutting budget bill.