Treasury Assures That Cuba Policy Changes Are Cosmetic
The U.S. Treasury Department has promised opponents of changes to U.S.-Cuba policy that are tucked into a giant spending bill that some of the most controversial provisions will result in little change. The Senate was expected to vote later Tuesday on a $410 billion spending bill that contains provisions that would make trade and travel to Cuba easier. But letters from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has assured the lawmakers who helped block the bill last week that few of the provisions will actually change U.S.-Cuba policy.
(Emphasis supplied.) It was always window dressing. By the way, watch on agriculture subsidy cuts in the 2010 budget - they won't survive either. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and the pork too.
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