Friday, February 6, 2009

The Collaborators

Senators have reached a tentative deal on a version of President Obama's economic stimulus plan, including about $811 billion in spending and tax cuts, that will win enough Republican votes to move forward. Sens. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Susan Collins of Maine appeared to be the critical Republicans to sign onto the bill, giving Democrats the 60 votes needed to advance to a final vote. Democrats also voiced confidence that Republican Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine also would vote for the plan.

"It represents an effective, targeted approach to the economic crisis facing our country," Collins said Friday.  "And even more important, it demonstrates to the American people that at a time of crisis we can work together" [to make things worse].

Don't be discouraged, conservatives. Keep pounding away. This one should be a no-brainer for every Republicanliberal, moderate or conservative. The spendulus bill is neither popular nor prudent. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that only 37% of voters favor the legislation; and the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has determined that the "stimulus" package will actually lead to a lower Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years.


Collins (202) 224-2523; ME office (207) 622-8414
Snowe (202) 224-5344; ME office (207) 622-8292
Specter (202) 224-4254; PA office (717) 782-3951


You must read this! This is a spectacular article about the economy.

Crisis, Catastrophe: Are These Words of Hope?

CBO: Obama stimulus harmful over long haul

Support for the Porkulus Bill has droped to 37%


robert verdi said...

just a disgrace

DaBlade said...

According to my tea leaves, Obama is going to ram the Spendulus bill through, regardless of it's unpopularity. When it predictably decimates what's left of the economy, he will win reelection in a landslide when he somehow pins the blame on the Republicans for the mess because they "acted too slowly".

RightKlik said...

RV: Apparently Congress doesn't care what the voters think.

DaBlade: Obama is gambling on his enormous popularity. He's passing a bill that provides nothing more than political payback and seed money for the upcoming election cycles. He knows it won't stimulate the economy, surely his economic advisors have made that clear. But as you noted, blame can be shifted. And the American voters are forgetful and easily distracted.