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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shit, Piss and Corruption

ARLEN SPECTER
SUSAN COLLINS
OLYMPIA SNOWE
REMEMBER THESE NAMES AND NEVER ELECT THEM TO PUBLIC OFFICE AGAIN.

Had they held to the Republican line this theft of your grandchildrens' future would not have passed. How are you going to feel when the government knows your entire medical history? And knows that of your children? Under HIPAA YOUR not allowed to know that after they reach adulthood, but the government can? WHAT THE FUCK?

And it would have only taken one of them to hold the line and holdoff this piece of rubbish.

"We just killed the American Dream"

from FoxNews:

Congress Passes $787B Stimulus Bill, Sending It to Obama for Signature
The bill passed in the Senate with 60 votes after the House approved the measure earlier in the day by a vote of 246-183

WASHINGTON -- Congress passed the final version of a $787 billion economic stimulus plan aimed at jolting the slumping U.S. economy, sending the legislation to President Obama's desk for his signature.

The bill passed the Senate late Friday night with a vote of 60-38 after Democratic leadership held the vote open for several hours to allow one member, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, to return to Washington to cast the deciding vote. He had flown back from Ohio, where his mother died earlier in the week.

"We just passed this bill to help our struggling economy," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

The House approved the measure earlier in the day by a vote of 246-183, with no Republican "yes" votes and one member voting present.

House Republicans remained united in their opposition to the package despite concerns among GOP leaders Thursday that at least a handful of Republicans would vote for it. Democrats picked up three of the 11 members who jumped ship to side with Republicans on the previous vote two weeks ago.

Obama, addressing a White House group, noted that lawmakers had a "spirited debate" and said the legislation is "only the beginning" of what he considers necessary "to turn our economy around." The president did not get all he wanted out of the bill.

The 1,071 page measure -- eight inches thick -- was posted on an overburdened congressional Web site late Thursday, giving lawmakers just a few overnight hours to read it before debate resumed in both the House and Senate Friday morning. Just on Tuesday, the House voted unanimously to recommend that lawmakers and the public have at least 48 hours to read the legislation before a vote.

The plan, freshly estimated at $787 billion by the Congressional Budget Office, combines $281 billion in tax cuts with $308 billion in outlays funded by the appropriations committees and about $198 billion in spending for benefit programs such as unemployment assistance, $250 payments or millions of people receiving Social Security benefits, and extra money for states to help with the Medicaid health program for the poor and disabled.

Obama's "Making Work Pay" tax cut would be scaled back from $500 for most workers to $400, with couples getting $800 instead of $1,000.

Obama said Friday that "passing this bill is a critical step." He plans to announce a new housing initiative soon, perhaps as early as next week.

"We have a once in a generation chance to act boldly, turn adversity into opportunity, and use this crisis as a chance to transform our economy for the 21st century," the president said.
Click here for our video coverage about the Stimulus Package.

The plan is the signature initiative of the fledgling Obama administration, which is betting that combining tax cuts of just a few dollars a week for most workers with an infusion of hundreds of billions of dollars of government spending over the next few years will arrest the economy's fall.
But the inclusion of a $70 billion tax break to make sure middle- to upper-income taxpayers won't get hit by the alternative minimum tax forced a reduction of Obama's signature tax break for 95 percent of workers.

Republicans pointed out a bevy of questionable spending items that made the final cut in House-Senate negotiations, including money to replace computers at federal agencies, inspect canals, and issue coupons for convertor boxes to help people watch TV when the changeover to digital signals occurs this summer.

"This measure is not bipartisan. It contains much that is not stimulative," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Obama's rival for the White House. "And is nothing short -- nothing short -- of generational theft" since it burdens future generations with so much debt, he added.

Obama economics adviser Larry Summers cautioned against raising expectations too high.
"I think this is a key part of what's going to be a multipart strategy to contain this decline," he said. But Summers added that the problems "weren't made in a week, a month, a year. It's going to take time to fix." He said it should not be considered a "silver bullet," or panacea for deeply rooted business woes.

Much of the spending won't be delivered this year or even next, and Republicans pointed to studies by the Congressional Budget Office that say that adding so much to the national debt would cost the economy by the end of the decade.

Republicans, lined up to vote against the bill, piled on the scorn.

"This is not the smart approach," said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader.

"The taxpayers of today and tomorrow will be left to clean up the mess."

It was clear that the measure was the result of old-fashioned sausage-making. Pet provisions were coming to light that had not been included in the original bills that passed the House or Senate -- or that differed markedly from earlier versions. Some appeared to brush up against claims of the bill's supporters that no pet projects known as "earmarks" were included.

FOX News' Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Epaminondas said...

These three were OVERWHELMINGLY ELECTED.

Ms Collins just received almost 2/3 of the vote here (ME) including mine.

Specter says he will take his chances.

Our 'target' cannot be them, it must be the voters.

Stanley Baldwin was NEVER DEFEATED AT THE POLLS.

Emails to SNOWE and COLLINS got frank answers that I was in a complete minority in my criticism of the bill to the point of voting against.

They are BOTH afraid to appear to be pure obstructionists.

Ms Snowe was UNQUESTIONABLY further to the right as our congresswoman.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:43:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has any one even considered how long it would take to draft a bill of 1071 pages. This is long term planning fed to the public in a so-called emergency.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 4:59:00 pm  
Blogger JaneDoeThreads said...

ciccio is right and hitting on something that far to many Americans are missing,

this plan has been in the making for such a long time. The health care data base for one that I know of, talk to anyone working in the health care field. It is Eugenics 101,

and yes, forget dangerous, its worse. Its 'the mechanism' being put into place and it won't be long, until we start to see it. But the American people for the most part will be pitted against each other blaming this party/that party

when in fact, its been both parties and the system all along and those who pull the strings 'behind the scenes', both intentionally and how the macro now global infrastructure works.

I've been pouring over websites/both right/left, etc., and the general consensus is that we've entered socialism, I beg to differ, we've entered Stalinism with Neo-Nazism [fascism] combined linked with Islamism/the liturgy.

We will be under a regime far worse than the EU and that will be far more brutal, yet subtle and friendly at first. [like it is now]

And they are already prepared for the counter revolution...so much that I am recalling, little things that didn't seem relevant when said, when I worked among that far left segment that is coming back,

and I'm thinking, oh my god they have no idea what is in store, they truly don't,

and the thing is, the resistance is playing Right into their hands.

[the far right/right that is]

The resistance needs to go subversive and like NOW, not tomorrow, not next year, NOW,

and I can bet you most reading what I have to say will say oh she's just a crazy loon,

the Worst thing they can do is plaster any resistance on the web. [talking about those planning against the stimulus, etc]

At least not full details...they will be looking for the reactionaries that is why they are placing so many laws /and regulations that will be used to prosecute and arrest,

though right now they aren't being enforced. But the mechanism is in place...for example, they are passing things through back doors, like the having to now license any arms sales with Federal, meaning having to get Federal License,

little things like that, that if one isn't paying attention they would see the long term ramifications of.

It is Really frustrating, knowing some things and yet not knowing who in the hell to trust to tell them to. One thing I do know, because I turned against them, publicly,

I'll be on the shit list for sure. But I knew that when I took the stands I did, and no regrets there,

didn't compromise my values on human rights Or economic human rights,

but in no way, can I just be silent and simply not do something. Most not in favor of the regime know or have some idea,

what is heartbreaking is the ones who so have hope...that just have no clue that they are being duped.

And like sheep, being lead to their own slaughter.

Good posts put up btw and love what you did with the blog at top.

Peace

Saturday, February 14, 2009 10:29:00 pm  

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