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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 07:09 AM
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7. Bush and Republicans ran up the national debt fighting a dumb war in Iraq and giving tax breaks...
to the rich and now suddenly they discover fiscal responsibility when we actually need to spend some money to get this country back on track. Pathetic.
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  -Meanwhile the future of our economy is at stake: Not enough votes to pass the stimulus bill.. DCBob  Feb-04-09 06:52 AM   #0 
  - McCain "hearts" his tax breaks for the wealthy  Catshrink   Feb-04-09 06:58 AM   #1 
  - The Repubs have no problem sending hundreds of billions to Iraq...  DCBob   Feb-04-09 07:03 AM   #3 
     - And aren't our soldiers building schools in Iraq?  Catshrink   Feb-04-09 09:31 AM   #39 
  - These fuckers didnt bat an eye at 700 bln for banks...  bunnies   Feb-04-09 07:01 AM   #2 
  - Just wish someone would say that!  fugop   Feb-04-09 07:08 AM   #5 
  - Totally. Sad fact is though...  bunnies   Feb-04-09 07:15 AM   #10 
     - I know I can't freakin take this crap much longer,a house cat has more fight than these guys  democracy1st   Feb-05-09 05:09 AM   #51 
  - Bush and Republicans ran up the national debt fighting a dumb war in Iraq and giving tax breaks...  DCBob   Feb-04-09 07:09 AM   #7 
  - Yep.  bunnies   Feb-04-09 07:17 AM   #12 
  - More Democrats voted for the 700 billion than did Republicans...  slipslidingaway   Feb-04-09 08:45 AM   #26 
     - Exactly my point.  bunnies   Feb-04-09 09:06 AM   #33 
        - And my mistake :) n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-04-09 10:08 AM   #45 
  - The problem is that it's not a stimulus bill...it's an omnibus spending bill.  MercutioATC   Feb-04-09 07:05 AM   #4 
  - What exactly is the "pork"? Is all targeted spending "pork"?  DCBob   Feb-04-09 07:12 AM   #8 
  - "Pork" would be ANYTHING not directly designed to stimulate the economy (in this bill).  MercutioATC   Feb-04-09 07:43 AM   #19 
     - Money for the arts helps to employ  JamesA1102   Feb-04-09 09:35 AM   #41 
        - Yes, but is it an efficient use of that money?  MercutioATC   Feb-05-09 12:55 AM   #46 
  - Do you want to invest in an economy for the future and fix energy and healthcare? That's what we  RBInMaine   Feb-05-09 05:15 AM   #53 
  - so basically they are saying f the presidential election, we going with McCain anyway  dascientist   Feb-04-09 07:09 AM   #6 
  - Umm, they have the majority of votes in the Senate, yet they can't get it passed?  MadHound   Feb-04-09 07:14 AM   #9 
  - The kabuki theater routine is wearing thin--some Dems (complicit, corporate Dems) have to keep  Mist   Feb-04-09 07:35 AM   #16 
  - I hear you,  MadHound   Feb-04-09 07:39 AM   #17 
  - "fucking goddamn spineless wimps"  sampsonblk   Feb-04-09 08:03 AM   #22 
  - No, I'd figured it out long ago,  MadHound   Feb-04-09 08:37 AM   #23 
  - Well, you need 60 votes for cloture (to close debate and bring it to a vote)  PVnRT   Feb-04-09 08:43 AM   #25 
  - If you can't close the debate, then make the Republicans  Kalyke   Feb-04-09 08:51 AM   #29 
  - Damn right ...  RoyGBiv   Feb-04-09 09:53 AM   #42 
  - Take it to the 'Pugs if that's the case  MadHound   Feb-04-09 09:28 AM   #38 
  - that's my point as well  Blue_Tires   Feb-04-09 09:01 AM   #31 
  - it's an article in the Washington Post  paulk   Feb-05-09 01:16 AM   #47 
  - Actually the stimulus should focus only on the items that will have immediate effect. Susan Collins  terisan   Feb-04-09 07:16 AM   #11 
  - I tend to agree with that... It certainly will be easier to pass.  DCBob   Feb-04-09 07:23 AM   #13 
  - Obama and the Democrats have let the Republicans completely define their package  Thrill   Feb-04-09 07:27 AM   #14 
  - and the pres gave these guys credibility by pushing the bi partisan crap so hard also  democracy1st   Feb-05-09 05:13 AM   #52 
  - I agree with Susan Collins  sampsonblk   Feb-04-09 07:30 AM   #15 
  - I wouldn't vote for it either.  meli224   Feb-04-09 07:40 AM   #18 
  - So you'd prefer the Republican bill? More trickle down?  RBInMaine   Feb-05-09 05:16 AM   #54 
  - Maybe the Stimulus Bill should be framed in terms of pulling the plug on life support for the US.  NRaleighLiberal   Feb-04-09 07:43 AM   #20 
  - I don't think they will vote for it even if there is huge compromise.  meli224   Feb-04-09 07:46 AM   #21 
  - Obama has already directed the Senate to drop a lot of that crap.  Jennicut   Feb-04-09 08:39 AM   #24 
  - I heard some report, I don't remember where it was from, but  meli224   Feb-04-09 08:48 AM   #27 
     - I think that was with the House. The House or Reps never has any brains.  Jennicut   Feb-04-09 09:01 AM   #30 
  - I better not be hearing this.  Life Long Dem   Feb-04-09 08:49 AM   #28 
  - misposted.`  cooolandrew   Feb-04-09 09:20 AM   #34 
  - WE NEED TO PRUNE OUR PARTY AND INSTITUTE A LOCKSTEP MENTALITY  anonymous171   Feb-04-09 09:03 AM   #32 
  - To many Blue dog democrats who will vote with the GOP,and the GOP has purged liberal to mod repubs  democracy1st   Feb-05-09 05:03 AM   #49 
  - To be fair to President Obama any Democratic president would be facgin this, sadly.  cooolandrew   Feb-04-09 09:22 AM   #35 
  - Why agree to cut spending????  Barack_America   Feb-04-09 09:22 AM   #36 
  - Yesterday the Repugs blocked an ammendment  meli224   Feb-04-09 09:26 AM   #37 
     - dems should be all over the networks selling their ideas and plan  democracy1st   Feb-05-09 05:06 AM   #50 
  - So if it's not filibuster proof, it can't go to the floor?  BklnDem75   Feb-04-09 09:33 AM   #40 
  - Yeap, it can go to the floor it's just Reid wont allow it because he sKeered of filibusters...  uponit7771   Feb-04-09 09:57 AM   #44 
  - There are PLENTY of enough votes if Reid would make them filibuster the bill for a month or two  uponit7771   Feb-04-09 09:56 AM   #43 
  - I thought "we won?"  Two Americas   Feb-05-09 02:12 AM   #48 
 

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