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Collins, Snowe to meet with Obama on economic stimulus
Portland Press Herald ^ | February 03, 2009 | Dieter H. Bradbury

Posted on 02/03/2009 4:13:15 PM PST by cp124

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe will meet with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday as senators struggle to fashion a bipartisan economic stimulus package.

Collins said she shares Obama's desire to pass a measure that will stimulate the economy, but she has serious concerns about the $819 billion package that passed the House last week.

She said she was been working with colleagues, particularly U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., on a smaller, compromise bill that would win broad support.

"In addition to infrastructure investments, I believe the stimulus should include funding to help states avoid cuts in essential health care programs, tax relief for low- and middle-income families, tax incentives to help small businesses, and investments in energy conservation to help create jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil," Collins said in a prepared statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.mainetoday.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhostimulus; collins; kneepaddists; rinos; senate; snowe; traitor; turncoats
These liberal Rhino states must be made to pay for electing these clowns. Boycott Maine products and vacations?
1 posted on 02/03/2009 4:13:15 PM PST by cp124
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To: cp124
Boycott Maine products and vacations?

Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee are so much nicer in the springtime.

2 posted on 02/03/2009 4:13:57 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: cp124

***Collins, Snowe to meet with Obama on economic stimulus***

haha, stimulus... that’s funny.

At least it would be if the matter weren’t so serious.


3 posted on 02/03/2009 4:15:45 PM PST by djsherin (The federal government:: Because someone has to f*** things up!)
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To: cp124
TRAITORS
4 posted on 02/03/2009 4:16:16 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: cp124

We either get these two Rino twits, or two dims from Maine. Take your pick. That’s the ugly reality of it, and it’s not going to change in your or my lifetime.


5 posted on 02/03/2009 4:16:37 PM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: cp124

“and investments in energy conservation to help create jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil”

HOW ABOUT ENERGY DEVELOPMENT!!

Drilling, nuke plants, oil shale, coal


6 posted on 02/03/2009 4:17:37 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: djsherin

Why do these chicks come in pairs?

Snowe, Collins.

McCaskill, Landreau.

Feinstein, Boxer.

??? It’s like one at a time isn’t enough they have to come in pairs.


7 posted on 02/03/2009 4:17:45 PM PST by exist
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To: rabscuttle385
Oh my gosh....Obama is gonna ( figuratively )schmooze the panties off those two! They are not capable of taking a firm stance because they walk a thin line and they want to be LIKED!
8 posted on 02/03/2009 4:17:50 PM PST by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: cp124
Isn't the real problem they all know porkulus isn't going to work, and they need enough Republican sandbags to hide behind and take the bullets.

What a waste of perfectly good bags.

9 posted on 02/03/2009 4:17:58 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: cp124
If anyone in Washington really wanted to stimulate the economy they'd put an immediate halt to all withholding taxes......for a year. Then bring them back at half of what they are now. Also, cut out any capital gains tax. Between the two; instant stimulus. But that's obviously NOT what they want.
10 posted on 02/03/2009 4:22:59 PM PST by Shannon
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To: cp124

Will these two please retire to the Old Senator’s Home.


11 posted on 02/03/2009 4:24:58 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: exist

“Why do these chicks come in pairs?”

In threes now, we got a bimbo from NH today. She’s very proud to be known as a moderate Republican. Gag.


12 posted on 02/03/2009 4:26:12 PM PST by y6162
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To: exist

“Why do these chicks come in pairs?”

In threes now, we got a bimbo from NH today. She’s very proud to be known as a moderate Republican. Gag.


13 posted on 02/03/2009 4:26:27 PM PST by y6162
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To: exist

Don’t boobs usually come in pairs?


14 posted on 02/03/2009 4:29:50 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: cp124

One party always picks off the more moderate members of the other side. Reagan promised not too campaign against Democratic Texas Representatives in the 80’s and now Obama is courting Collins and Snowe.

The weird thing is he has a massive majority, unlike Reagan who needed the votes, and could probably pick off one or two RINO’s anyways to get the current stimulus passed.

If he has half a brain his more skilled economic advisors told him that the economy is a crap sandwich that won’t recover for another year or two and that recovery will be so weak that it’ll look like recession-lite.

The republicans should just let the bill pass without filibustering it. No economic *stimulus* bill will help the underlying cause of this economic crisis: too much borrowing. The democrats are going to be stuck with the blame; let them have it alone.


15 posted on 02/03/2009 4:35:43 PM PST by DiogenesLaertius
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To: cp124

Why do these two RINOS have to meet with him? They are already on his team.

They will go down in history as standing against their own party and the country.


16 posted on 02/03/2009 4:40:16 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: y6162

Yeah... The NH dingbat actually used the term “Reasonable Republican.”

I think Collins and Snowe are going to appear like Goldwater and Reagan compared to this sqish.


17 posted on 02/03/2009 4:41:09 PM PST by nhwingut (,)
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To: cp124

Wonder what Zero will be promising these two RINOS?


18 posted on 02/03/2009 4:41:15 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: cp124

Attention Maine voters please kick these two RINO’s to the side of the road.We need real conservatives in Congress. these two should switch sides and become democrats.

Not for nothing but I always thought that Maine was a very conservative state.


19 posted on 02/03/2009 4:48:08 PM PST by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: cp124

Wobbly wepublicans wreak havoc


20 posted on 02/03/2009 4:50:42 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Play the new "rehab" card: apologize for cheating on your taxes)
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To: cp124

Obama focusing on the weak links in Republican opposition.


21 posted on 02/03/2009 4:52:05 PM PST by Busywhiskers (Delinda est Democrats)
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To: cp124

Obama is picking off the strays. That’s how life works.


22 posted on 02/03/2009 4:52:50 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: cp124
The GOP needs to give up on the Northeast and kick these two out of the party once for all.
23 posted on 02/03/2009 4:58:37 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: cp124

“Boycott Maine products and vacations?”

Leon Leonwood Bean would come back to life and kick your ass for such a stupid suggestion


24 posted on 02/03/2009 4:59:44 PM PST by wrighter
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To: cp124
Just FReeped both with :

This PORK bill will plunge us into a Depression deeper than FDR did in 1933-1937

I recommend that you read the Forgotten Man by Amity Shales

A real Stimulus bill would be Tax cuts and Tax rate cuts on Capital

This Bill and TARP will BANKRUPT this once proud country
and lead us into another depression as were the
dark days of FDR's 8 year depression.

Keynesian Theory has been throughly debunked.


25 posted on 02/03/2009 5:01:42 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their ROCK, And the Most High God their Redeemer.)
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To: cp124

Evermore to be known as Monica Snowe and Monica Collins, Wear your knee pads girls that oval office rug is hell on the knees.


26 posted on 02/03/2009 5:07:13 PM PST by Venturer
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To: celtic gal

You vote with me or I close Bath Irom Works!


27 posted on 02/03/2009 5:08:10 PM PST by WellyP
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To: celtic gal

“Wonder what Zero will be promising these two RINOS?”

A secret Obama cult ring?


28 posted on 02/03/2009 5:17:09 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: cp124
Collins and Snowe, you'll neeed these:


29 posted on 02/03/2009 5:38:17 PM PST by 50mm (Kneepaddists for zero)
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To: cp124

The only jobs this stimulus will save are government jobs.

I couldn’t hope to win a gov’t contract. I’m a white male, and I don’t have enough baksheesh to buy a no-bid.

Anyone know where they administer the civil service test?


30 posted on 02/03/2009 10:31:57 PM PST by CowboyJay (Don't tread on me)
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