Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Pusillanimity: n., contemptible fearfulness

In a Dec. 6 New York Times editorial, "Profiles in Pusillanimity", the newspaper railed against moderate Congressional lawmakers for approving what it called "a truly draconian package" to slash federal programs, including food stamps. Under the approved cuts, over 200,000 low-income Americans face the loss of food stamps worth $140 per month.

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