Update #9: Shortly before midnight tonight, the House Budget passed by a final vote of 70-0. It is a testament to the conservative nature of the House Democratic leadership that they were applauded by the House Republicans for essentially rubber-stamping Gov. Carcieri's budget. Well, at least those Rhode Islanders living in the largest of homes can rest easily tonight, knowing that their millions will be left untouched. Meanwhile, another kid is kicked off welfare, another parent is kicked off RIte Care, another low-income family faces foreclosure, another town and city will have to raise property taxes.