WASHINGTON — In the U.S. Senate, for Western New York, this is what bipartisanship looks like:
— The elimination of $242 million in federal stimulus aid for the University at Buffalo.
— The elimination of $130.5 million in school construction funding for Western New York and the Southern Tier.
— The elimination of $25 billion for states, and a $7.5 billion reduction for school districts, to help balance their budgets.
Those are among the changes Democrats in the Senate accepted in order to lure a handful of Republican votes for a gigantic stimulus package aimed at boosting the struggling economy.
Republicans simply said the government was spending too much, and universities, schools and states took a big hit when they started cutting.
So what do you think — is bipartisanship such a good thing?
— Jerry Zremski