Saturday, February 7, 2009

If you did not know, Senate Agreement on the Stimulus Package


I don't like obstructionists, period. That is what the Republican Party looks like to me. Through this the Republicans nitpicked the stimulus package to death, but in the end Obama had to put them in check.

Obama has always said that he is willing to listen to new ideas, which is the problem with the Republican Party. When you have a country on the cusp of financial collapse, jobs in January lost at almost 600K, Americans out here close to teetering over the edge, why would you trot out tax cuts which did not work under the Bush Administration and think it would work now?

I just think the Republican Party is a party of stale and old ideas. This is a party of nothing new, but rinse/spin/repeat of the same old ideas we heard over 25 years ago. For me this says volumes for that party to even move forward.

Lastly, the Republicans don't care about "America First". Sure, they say do, but in the end they don't. For me, the Republican Party are like vultures, flying around to see what carcass they can pick off to use for the next election cycle.

While this county is in the worst shape since the 1930s and this economic crisis was inherited coming off the Republican Party watch, I just think they are the last ones in the room anyone should listen too when it comes to economics. It was the Republican Party that pushed this country almost over a cliff, who want to continue down that road?

With job losses soaring nationwide, Senate Democrats reached agreement with a small group of Republicans Friday night on an economic stimulus measure at the heart of President Barack Obama's plan for combatting the worst recession in decades.

"The American people want us to work together. They don't want to see us dividing along partisan lines on the most serious crisis confronting our country," said Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, one of three Republican moderates who broke ranks and pledged their votes for the bill.

Democratic leaders expressed confidence that the concessions they had made to Republicans and moderate Democrats to trim the measure had cleared the way for its passage. No final vote was expected before Monday.


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