Stimulus is Too Heavy on Spending, Say Growing Number of Senators

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    Stimulus is Too Heavy on Spending, Say Growing Number of Senators - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com

    $900 billion. Eh, what's in a number, right? Obama says he wants bipartisanship, yet he and the Dems don't want compromise. No compromise (on both parties), no bipartisanship. At least, that's how I see it. The Dem's rebuttal against the gianormous pork in this package doesn't even address the pork. They just keep saying we need this, the economy sucks, there are tax cuts in there, jobs will be created, etc. Isn't this suppose to be a stimulus package to stimulate the economy rather than a pork package? I thought Obama said he was going to do away with pork. Maybe it's just me but do you consider $150 million honey bee insurance and $650 million to buy government employees cars as 'stimulus'? I consider it 'package'. And how come Obama hasn't gone through the budget 'line by line' like he said he was going to? Wouldn't that be a good place to start cutting pork? Seems like he likes his bacon extra fatty.
     
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    He can't touch pork, he's a muslim.:lol:
     
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    Look who wrote the bill, DUmmies that's who.
     
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    WTF ... public transportation inst good enough?
    900 Billion ... it keeps going up!
    This is a joke ....
     
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    :eek:900 billion? Fuckin' A!!!! How much is that REALLY? I can't do the math in my head, that's for sure!
     
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    A bit less than a third of what the Iraq FUBAR will cost us altogether. Find any WMD yet?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    it's always a good idea to justify stupid ideas by citing other stupid ideas.
    nice work!
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    true. but taking the advice of people who are pushing the same ideas that screwed everything up in the first place also probably isn't particularly wise.
     
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    Obama let Nancy Pelosi write this so-called stimulus package. Big mistake! It is nothing more than a 15 year wish list of the very liberal left wing of the democrat party. Nancy wouldn't even let republicans give an opinion on this bill when it was on the floor for debate.

    It's a rush bill that they're trying to shove down our throats. There's a reason for the rush. Every single day--we learn more about the pork in this bill.

    Barack Obama is up to his neck in this now. Yesterday, he is on video pushing the rush on this bill & claiming that only 1% of this bill is pork. In reality 80% of the bill is pork.

    Over 65% of this nation disapprove of this bill as written--senators are feeling the heat, & so is Barack Obama.

    They need to "trash" this bill & move toward a responsible bill designed only for economic stimulus.
     
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    Old Rocks, only 25% is going to stimulate the economy. 75% is going for pork and social agenda's. Come on now, we can't live in the past we need to move forward in a prudent way. We're talking over a trillion with interest, to go along with the 750 billion already spent. There is also talk of another package after this 900 billion. I know your not a socialist, but we all will be if this gets out of hand.
     

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