Monday, December 10, 2007 

Mark Pryor's Obstruction Costs Americans' Jobs During Christmas Season

Democrat inaction may lead to thousands of "Pink Christmases"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Cost of Democrats is adding up and this year, it may lead to thousands of Army civilians and contractors having a "pink Christmas."According to a senior Army officer quoted in a story on, "[i]nstallation operations and quality of life programs for soldiers and their families would be affected worldwide if the Army doesn't receive additional funding from Congress soon ..." (, 11/30/07)

The necessary additional funding is being held up by Mark Pryor and Democrats in Congress who continue to insist upon adding troop withdrawal timetables to the emergency spending legislation for the military. The President has said he will veto any legislation that contains a withdrawal timetable and Democrats refuse to budge.

According to the article, "[a]bout 200,000 Army civilians and contractors worldwide could be furloughed or temporarily laid off if the funding isn't provided..." (, 11/30/07)

As a result, thousands of Americans might have to explain to their families why they are getting a pink slip rather than Christmas presents this year. "Mark Pryor and Senate Democrats are so concerned with appeasing extremist organizations such as Code Pink and that they are willing to turn their backs on our troops and the civilians and contractors that provide them with support," NRSC Communications Director Rebecca Fisher said. "How does Mark Pryor plan on explaining to voters in Arkansas that since Democrats have put thousands of Americans out of work, they might not be having Christmas?"


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