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  • Snowe to McCain: Bipartisan this! [RINO fight]

    02/09/2009 3:38:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 3,028+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-02-09 | Daniel Libit
    Not bipartisan? Try telling that to Sen. Olympia Snowe. On CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Sen. John McCain scoffed at the notion that the support President Barack Obama’s stimulus proposal has received from Snowe, Sen. Susan Collins, Arlen Specter, constituted bipartisanship. “[T]his agreement is not bipartisan,” McCain told moderator Bob Schieffer. “I've been in bipartisan agreements, many. This is three Republican senators. Every Republican congressman voted against it in the House, plus Democrats. And all but three Republicans stayed together on this. That's not bipartisanship. That's just picking off a couple of senators.” On Monday, Snowe took issue with that...
  • McCain, back in Senate, plays against hype

    02/07/2009 6:48:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 157 replies · 6,859+ views
    He built his reputation and ran for president as someone who would buck the GOP in favor of bipartisan cooperation. Now he's rallying opposition to the Democratic stimulus plan. BY JANET HOOK Reporting from Washington. Mac is back. But now, Sen. John McCain is cutting a new profile -- one that is far more partisan than when he became so familiar to Americans months ago as the Republican nominee for president. As a candidate, McCain cast himself as a uniter of the two parties, willing to buck his GOP colleagues and reach across the aisle to build compromises on immigration,...
  • Fox: Interest rates to rise sharply

    02/06/2009 7:17:38 AM PST · by pabianice · 66 replies · 2,080+ views
    Fox News Live | 2/6/09
    Per Fox just moments ago, Varney said that the world is already balking at loaning the U.S. another Trillion Dollar Liberal Psychotic Break, and as a result, the interest on such loans to pay for Porkulus Maximus will be higher than expected. Of course, this means interest on all loans taken-out by Americans will be higher. Just what we need. Another tidbit: Dems are "digging in" and now insisting upon a total of $ 937 billion for Porkulus. With interest, that's over $ 1.2 trillion to be paid-back by all Americans, or, more than $37,000 for every man, woman, and...
  • Kill This Porkosaurus

    02/03/2009 7:17:58 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 695+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-02-03 | Ted Nugent
    I’m a hunter, and proud of it. Most of my best hours are spent in the field, sometimes chasing dangerous game. I’m on the track of one, a bigger more dangerous critter than I’ve ever hunted before: the Obama-Pelosi Porkosaurus. The Porkosaurus is plenty dangerous by itself. It subsidizes unemployment by increasing unemployment benefits. And, as the man said, when you subsidize something you get more of it. It doesn’t spend anything -- not one thin dime -- on the one thing that economists say is guaranteed to stimulate the economy, defense spending. And its whole purpose is to feed...
  • Michele Bachmann: The perils of spending like it's 1929

    01/30/2009 8:52:07 AM PST · by davek70 · 29 replies · 1,225+ views
    It's been almost one year and $1.5 trillion since the government began its historic slate of financial bailouts -- and all we have to show for it is red ink dripping from our nation's balance sheet. Congress has been busy writing checks to everyone from Detroit automakers to Wall Street day traders. We're now nearing a historic $11 trillion debt. Each time Congress goes to the taxpayer ATM, it claims that this will be the bailout that gets the economy moving again. For instance, on the night the Senate passed the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, the Senate's finance chairman,...
  • Obama And The Liberal MSM Are Attacking Limbaugh And Others To Try And Stifle Dissent

    01/30/2009 2:52:53 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies · 993+ views
    1/30/2009 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama, fellow Democrats and the liberal MSM personally attacking Limabugh, Sean Hannity and others - in order to try and stifle dissent - is indeed already getting old. What happened to dissent being the highest form of patriotism? We are supposed to adhere to the Constitution, not Obama's policies, right?
  • Senator McCain on "Fox and Friends" [wants to "sit down" with the Democrats] [Gang of 14 redux]

    01/30/2009 2:23:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,183+ views
    Fox via U.S. Senate ^ | 2009-01-30 | U.S. Senator John McCain
    FOX & friends with Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian KilmeadeGretchen: Senator McCain, it's my understanding that you're working with other Senators now to try and craft some sort of a different package. What is that, and what are the chances that that will be successful? John McCain: Well, we're working on a package, a group of us republican Senators, and we hope to reach out to democrats as well that would eliminate a lot of this unnecessary stuff. The things that really would have no impact on the economy. A lot of the things included in this bill in...
  • McCain: Obama needs to consult on stimulus

    01/30/2009 10:53:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies · 1,770+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | January 30, 2009 | By Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former presidential rival John McCain expressed disappointment on Friday that President Barack Obama has not negotiated with Republicans over a huge economic stimulus plan and said he is working on an alternative package. Speaking to Reuters, Arizona Sen. McCain said the alternative plan would include what he described as "more effective tax cuts, such as a payroll tax cut" and spending on projects aimed at immediately creating jobs. "A group of us Republican senators are working on coming up with an alternative package that I would hope would have some elements to it that Americans would support,"...
  • House of Cards Teeters

    01/30/2009 10:00:47 AM PST · by bs9021 · 18 replies · 677+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 30, 2009 | Heather Latham
    House of Cards Teeters by: Heather Latham, January 30, 2009 Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has a message he wants to “take…directly to the people.” At a recent Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing, Senator DeMint spoke about President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill that has just been passed in the House and will soon fight its way through the Senate. Senator DeMint focused on private business as the way to end the recession and help the economy grow. Senator DeMint said that he is “…trying to stir up interest and get good information out there.” His good information is that the President and members...
  • Stimulated Economists

    01/30/2009 9:58:58 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 30, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Stimulated Economists by: Bethany Stotts, January 30, 2009 Just as Professors and Economists banded together to express their dismay at the economic demerits of the $700 billion in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funding, so too many academics and economists are concerned that the pending stimulus bill, H.R. 1, focuses on Keynesian spending that will expand the national debt without actually stimulating the economy. In a letter to President Barack Obama contradicting the president’s assertion that “There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy,” these experts argued...
  • Stimulus Bill Includes Millions for Satellite Program (that has NEVER launched a satellite!!)

    01/30/2009 8:27:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2009 | Robert O'Harrow, Jr.
    Here's a troubling one from Taxpayer's For Common Sense: Spending on the National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System, a program to generate weather and climate data, has doubled over the last 14 years to $12.5 billion -- even though none of the satellites have been launched. The taxpayer group is highlighting the program as part of its oversight of the Obama administration's stimulus package. Here's what they had to say in a recent blog: "Despite energetic lobbying by the defense industry (and some lawmakers) the $825 billion stimulus bill now emerging from committee markups seems free of handouts for Air...
  • GOP Stakes Its Claim With Stimulus Vote; Small Government Returns as Maxim

    01/29/2009 9:44:03 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 718+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-01-30 | Perry Bacon Jr. & Paul Kane
    The unanimous vote by House Republicans against President Obama's stimulus plan provided an early indication that the GOP hopes to regain power by becoming the champion of small government, a reputation many felt slipped away during the high-spending Bush years. The bill passed easily despite the opposition of all 177 Republican House members, but party leaders delighted in what they considered a victory after two straight electoral drubbings and much soul-searching about what the party stands for. "How about those House Republicans?" cheered Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a vocal small-government advocate, at a Heritage Foundation appearance yesterday.
  • VIDEO: The Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus (Rush on CNBC)

    01/29/2009 9:49:03 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 12 replies · 1,302+ views
    CNBC ^ | 1-29-08
    Insight on how the stimulus bill will fare in the Senate, with Rush Limbaugh, radio talk show host
  • (Liberal) Groups target GOP senators on stimulus

    01/29/2009 9:52:04 AM PST · by davidlachnicht · 10 replies · 752+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2009-0129 | Reid Wilson
    A coalition of Democratic-leaning organizations is spending millions of dollars on a campaign aimed at convincing five Republican senators to back the economic stimulus legislation. The Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery, a group of labor and political organizations, is targeting GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Judd Gregg (N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa) with a 30-second spot. The ad includes audio excerpts from President Obama’s Jan. 8 speech at George Mason University, when he made his case for the stimulus package that could exceed $900 billion.
  • Stimulus a Moral Hazard

    01/29/2009 9:57:04 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 29, 2009 | Heather Latham
    Stimulus a Moral Hazard by: Heather Latham, January 29, 2009 Still in the shadows of an already-in-progress bailout plan and a yet-to-be-passed stimulus package, Congress seriously considers what to do to protect the fragile economy and help it grow again. In hopes of finding an umbrella under which to wait out the storm, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, led by Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), invited three witnesses to a hearing on the financial crisis. The first witness was Gene Dodaro, the Acting Comptroller General at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Dodaro claimed that “the...
  • Democrat Vote Buying “Stimulus” Bill to Give Tax “Credits” to Illegal Aliens?

    01/29/2009 9:59:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 1,482+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 9:31 am | Mike's America
    No requirement for a valid Social Security number. Why not save postage and just send them a certificate of citizenship and a voter registration card along with the check?In yesterday’s report on the Hogzilla stimulus bill, we cited the Wall Street Journal editorial which draws attention to $83 billion for redistribution of wealth through tax refund checks to people who don’t pay income taxes. And you thought it wasn’t a vote buying bill?Dick Morris describes the problem this way: GOP, Push Free Enterprise TownHall.com by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann January 28, 2009…In the name of economic stimulus, it not...
  • Congressman Eric Cantor & Rush Expose the Obama Porkulus Bill

    01/29/2009 10:32:41 AM PST · by yoe · 12 replies · 1,571+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | January 28, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We'd now like to provide a little safe haven for Eric Cantor, congressman from Virginia, who just finished 20 or so minutes with Andrea Mitchell at MSNBC. Congressman, it's great to have you here on the EIB Network for the first time. CANTOR: Rush, it is great to be on with you. RUSH: I was able to read some of the closed-captioning, Congressman, when you were on with Andrea Mitchell, and it's gotta be a little frustrating, but you know, you guys are doing great. You're hanging really, really tight and tough up there against this because it's a...
  • Craig Obey (Lobbyist-WI Sen.'s Son) Gets Porkulus Grift For National Parks ($2 Billion=Annual Budgt)

    01/29/2009 9:56:07 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 4 replies · 804+ views
    Rush Limbaugh & The Washington Times | January 29, 2009 | aas
    Heard this on Rush Limbaugh - The Washington Times is reporting on this (direct link to Washington Times):EXCLUSIVE: Stimulus has plum for lawmaker's son I already posted the Washington Times article (Free Republic link):EXCLUSIVE: Stimulus has plum for lawmaker's son
  • Stimulus would bring welcome relief to California (potentially $63 billion worth of "relief")

    01/29/2009 12:09:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 472+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/29/09 | Richard Simon
    Reporting from Washington -- As the $819-billion economic recovery bill approved by the House on Wednesday makes its way through Congress, officials 3,000 miles away have their eyes on a Santa Monica Pier upgrade and other projects that have been awaiting funding. A $5-million plan to replace 78 wood piles that support the pier is among the hundreds of California projects that stand to benefit from the federal stimulus measure. In fact, the first major initiative of the Obama administration could deliver as much as $63 billion to the state. * House passes $819-billion stimulus bill * Californians give thumbs-up...
  • Video: Pelosi Stammers Her Way Through Defending STD Provision In Stimulus Bill

    01/29/2009 12:15:34 PM PST · by careyb · 49 replies · 2,160+ views
    Nancy Pelosi ^ | 1/29/09 | Nancy Pelosi
    Pretty funny.
  • FOX News Poll: Economic Stimulus (25% of the country wants Socialism!)

    01/29/2009 12:07:34 PM PST · by Smogger · 61 replies · 1,790+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Chris Anderson
    Americans are skeptical that an economic stimulus plan from the federal government will help the nation’s economy. This is perhaps due to the fact that most people think that the elected officials in Washington working on the plan are part of the economic problem as opposed to the solution. Less than half (45 percent) of Americans think “Barack Obama’s proposed $825 billion dollar economic recovery plan” will help the economy. Twenty-nine percent think the plan will not make a difference, while 18 percent think it will hurt the economy. Democrats (63 percent) are much more likely than independents (43 percent)...
  • My Bipartisan Stimulus

    01/29/2009 12:42:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 787+ views
    WSJ ^ | January 29, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    There's a serious debate in this country as to how best to end the recession. The average recession will last five to 11 months; the average recovery will last six years. Recessions will end on their own if they're left alone. What can make the recession worse is the wrong kind of government intervention. I believe the wrong kind is precisely what President Barack Obama has proposed. I don't believe his is a "stimulus plan" at all -- I don't think it stimulates anything but the Democratic Party. This "porkulus" bill is designed to repair the Democratic Party's power losses...
  • Obama, allies move stimulus fight into high gear

    01/29/2009 12:52:57 PM PST · by shielagolden · 127 replies · 3,061+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 01/29/09 | Olivier Knox
    Obama, allies move stimulus fight into high gear WASHINGTON (AFP) – After a failed "charm offensive," US President Barack Obama and his allies unleashed a hard-hitting campaign Thursday to break defiant Republicans' thus-far united opposition to his economic stimulus plan. The strategy called for millions of labor union members to telephone Republicans from hard-hit states, coupled with an aggressive television advertising campaign targeting potentially vulnerable Republican senators. The ad featured Obama's warnings about the economic crisis he inherited from George W. Bush and invited viewers in Maine, New Hampshire, Alaska, and Iowa to tell their senators "support the Obama plan...
  • The Stimulus Bill: Eight Years of Waste

    01/29/2009 1:14:18 PM PST · by Victory111 · 5 replies · 406+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-29-09 | Michael Reagan
    After decades of watching their extravagant, far-Left programs languish in never-never land, Democrats are now realizing their once-forlorn hopes for a return to the good old days. Massive giveaways for their pet socialist schemes – and payoffs to labor unions and other financial supporters – will now be the order of the day. This time they are outdoing their New Deal, Fair Deal, Great Society overspending extravaganzas, cobbling together an $825 billion package they laughingly call a stimulus program, allegedly designed to put unemployed Americans back to work and get the economy back on track.
  • Stimulate This

    01/29/2009 1:16:00 PM PST · by nateriver · 317+ views
    RFU ^ | El Cid
    “Saint Obama is getting his check writing hand ready for the big fat piggy bank his buddies in Congress are about to bust open to the tune of $825 billion and counting…. Lets look at what’s in this stimulus package so far.’
  • Limbaugh Cracks the Whip, and Republicans Get in Line

    01/29/2009 1:21:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 2,522+ views
    Limbaugh Cracks the Whip, and Republicans Get in Line Conservative talk show hosts are keeping pressure on Republican leaders to oppose the economic stimulus plan and rallying the base in the meantime. FOXNews.com Thursday, January 29, 2009 The minority whip appears to be someone who has never won an election. Republican lawmakers who were having a difficult time becoming the "loyal opposition" in the first week of the Obama administration got a swift kick in the pants earlier this week from the "voice" of their constituents: Rush Limbaugh. The conservative talk show host was one of many across the country...
  • Obama's Pork Store: Public Support for Pork Bill Plunges 8% in a Week

    01/29/2009 1:53:15 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 17 replies · 698+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 29, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    It had less than 50% support last week and is falling fast. We went from and 11 point spread down to 3 in a week. Independents hate it. More . . .
  • Stimulus Package Losing Support (?) ( I hope so!)

    01/29/2009 2:14:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 72 replies · 2,719+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | Jan 29 2009 1:11 pm | AJStrata
    It seems the House passed bill on ’stimulus’ is not going to survive the Senate. First off, no Republicans (rightfully) voted for it and 11 Democrats joined them. Now Rassmussen is showing that support and opposition for the bill is now equalized: Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, … The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it … 3% points is statistically a tie. The fact is Obama and the Dems have promised to fix the economy, but this bill doesn’t do anything for months and years from now. Smart...
  • Sen. Jim DeMint to help lead effort to stop stimulus

    01/29/2009 2:36:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,384+ views
    The Greenville News, Greenville, SC | 2009-01-29
    Link only, per FR copyright and posting policy Highlights: *"One of the leaders" in the U.S. Senate in an attempt to block the stimulus bill *Spoke today to The Heritage Foundation in Washington *More allies on stimulus bill than on 2007 amnesty attempt
  • Video: Patience Wearing Thin On Stimulus Bill

    01/29/2009 4:23:57 PM PST · by careyb · 2 replies · 858+ views
    Bill Sammon ^ | 1/29/09 | Bill Sammon
    Bill Sammon reports.
  • Zero GOP 'Stimulus' Votes: A Call To Action

    01/29/2009 4:41:43 PM PST · by americanophile · 18 replies · 626+ views
    GOPublius.com ^ | January 29, 2009 | GOPublius.com
    Just when it seemed the Republican Party had breathed its last breath, an amazing thing happened: the one-time fiscally conservative, small-government party of yesterday briefly re-ignited. In a vote every conservative can be proud of, the House Republicans, thanks to the efforts of new Minority Whip Eric Cantor, unanimously voted against the crippling spending bill pushed by President Obama and his big-government allies. Of course it took the mother of all pork-barrel bills, with a crippling cost of more than $1.1 trillion that is sure to wreck the economy and drive up inflation to do it, but at least they...
  • ABC & CBS Chide Republicans for 'Turning Cold Shoulder' to Obama

    01/29/2009 4:33:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies · 2,011+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal via Google News ^ | January 29, 2009 | By BRENT BAKER
    Shortly after the House on Wednesday passed President Barack Obama's $825 billion "stimulus" package, ABC and CBS commiserated with Obama over his unsuccessful efforts to woo Republican votes. "Not one Republican voted for it," ABC anchor Charles Gibson announced on World News with "Rescue Plan" as the on-screen heading, "turning a cold shoulder to the President's appeal for bipartisan support." Reporter Jonathan Karl fretted: "So much for the President's charm offensive. Today it was all partisan rancor and name-calling." CBS reporter Chip Reid related how "the White House says this is a victory for the President, but certainly there is...
  • You know a bill is BAD when...

    01/29/2009 5:14:58 PM PST · by arkadyka · 5 replies · 485+ views
    Indy Mind ^ | 1/29/2009 | arkady
    You got the full weight of the craziest lefties in America behind it. Looks like on moveon.org is utterly flabbergasted upon learning that not a single Republican in the house voted to support this piece of junk. It would appear that they are suffering from reality shock, after all, how could such a large group of politicians oppose dear leader's proposal? After all, he won!? The only conclusion...they must be Nazis. So now, in the midst of celebrating their 10 year existence and their 4.2 million person membership (about 1.5% of America's population) they have launched a campaign. They want...
  • Obama celebrates spending binge with cocktails and wagyu steak (over $100 a pound elitist chow)

    01/29/2009 5:29:04 PM PST · by milwguy · 95 replies · 4,062+ views
    michelle malkin ^ | 1/28/2009 | michelle malkin
    Can the Obama administration be anymore tone deaf? After pushing his $1.1 trillion Generational Theft Act of 2009 through the House last night, the White House apparently decided to throw itself a swank cocktail party. According to ABC’s Jake Tapper, the menu included alcoholic beverages (vodka martinis are an Obama favorite, reportedly) and wagyu steak. Yeah, “wagyu steak.” $100 per serving delicacy. I had to look it up, too. On the heels of the most expensive inaugural celebration in American history and passage of a trillion-dollar spending binge that will saddle future generations with unprecedented debt, perhaps President Obama might...
  • What My Blue Dog Democrat Congressman thinks about Porkulus Maximus

    01/29/2009 5:31:08 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 12 replies · 1,374+ views
    Email | 1/29/09 | Rep Jim Cooper (TN)
    Thank you for contacting me about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. President Obama gets high marks for trying to bring change to Washington, but Congress isn't living up to its end of the bargain. In the face of millions of lost jobs and an economy that continues to shut down, the House passed a bill loaded with pet projects that won't provide the jobs Americans need. Let me be clear: our economy needs immediate stimulus. That's why I called for Congress to pass President Obama's plan to cut regressive payroll taxes, invest in the nation's infrastructure and extend social...
  • Post-election Obama and ACORN

    01/29/2009 2:54:52 PM PST · by shielagolden · 7 replies · 744+ views
    speroforum.com/ ^ | Thursday, January 29, | Stephanie Block
    Post-election Obama and ACORN ACORN enthusiastically endorsed candidate Obama in the 2008 presidential race. A fundamentally unethical group, ACORN aims at more than community organizing: it proposes social engineering. Even Fannie Mae is involved. ACORN made headlines during the past presidential campaign, not just for candidate Barack Obama’s past work with the organization, but also for revelations that it was implicated in voter fraud and embezzlement. The situation was serious enough – and public enough – that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ charity, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, decided “to end CCHD funding of ACORN organizations because...
  • Public support for Obama's stimulus bill slips to 42%

    01/29/2009 6:41:51 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 97 replies · 4,668+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 29, 2009 | Scott Rasmussen
    Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased. Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, roughly one-third of which is tax cuts with the rest new government spending. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it and 19% are undecided. Liberal voters overwhelmingly support the plan while conservatives are strongly opposed. Last week, support for the President’s plan was at...
  • Stimulus seeks to bar illegals from tax credit (Ya THINK? Do legals get a tax credit?)

    01/29/2009 6:58:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 538+ views
    Pantagraph ^ | 1/29/09 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    Stimulus seeks to bar illegals from tax creditBy Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Illegal immigrants without Social Security numbers could not get tax credits under the $800 billion-plus economic stimulus package making its way through Congress. A senior GOP congressional official expressed concern Thursday that the bill could steer government checks to undocumented workers, but in fact the measure prevents anyone without a Social Security number from claiming tax credits of $500 per worker and $1,000 per couple. It also expressly disqualifies nonresident aliens. The Republican spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to...
  • Response from my "new" Senator, Mark Warner

    01/29/2009 6:54:13 PM PST · by graywaiter · 24 replies · 839+ views
    Me | 1-29-09 | Graywaiter
    I just received this from Mark Warner (D) VA in response to my note telling him just say no to the stimulas plan.. Thank you for contacting me with your views on the economic stimulus package. In order to best represent you as your United States Senator, it is vital that I hear your view on this and other important matters. We have received numerous responses from across the Commonwealth from those both in favor of the stimulus and those opposed. I understand concerns about the expense of the bill and about certain provisions included in the package. Although no...
  • Gov. Sanford Undecided About Requesting Stimulus Money

    01/29/2009 6:17:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 547+ views
    The U.S. Senate could vote as early as Monday on the federal economic stimulus bill, after it passed the House Wednesday night. South Carolina would get $3.2 billion under the current plan. But Gov. Mark Sanford says he’ll have to decide whether he’ll request the money. Republicans in the House voted unanimously against the bill, saying it would spend too much and cut taxes too little. Fellow Republican Sanford says the plan would increase the federal debt too much, threatening the value of the dollar and saddling our children and grandchildren with crushing debt. Sanford says job one for him...
  • Are you with Obama or Rush?

    01/29/2009 6:08:07 PM PST · by reader25 · 57 replies · 1,778+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/29/09 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    President Obama and a key outside ally are stepping up efforts to ensure passage of the massive economic stimulus package, reaching out to Congress with both carrots and sticks. While the president and his top aides are using all the trappings of the office, courting members through phone calls, cocktail parties, West Wing sit-downs and even a politically mixed Super Bowl party, liberal groups are dispensing with the niceties and seeking to drive a wedge between Republicans and one of the right’s most influential leaders.
  • DeMint: Stimulus Is a 'Mugging'

    01/29/2009 5:46:39 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-01-29 | Walter Alarkon
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said that he likes President Obama but has no love for his stimulus plan. "This bill is not a stimulus, ladies and gentlemen; it is a mugging. It is a fraud," DeMint said during a speech at The Heritage Foundation on Thursday, TalkingPointsMemo reported. DeMint said that the bill was "the worst piece of economic legislation Congress has considered in a hundred years." "Not since the passage in 1909 of the 16th Amendment — which cleared the way for a federal income tax — has the United States seriously entertained a policy so comprehensively hostile to...