Breaking News: The Stimulus Package passed in the Senate today! (The House already passed an earlier version)
Brave Republicans, but moreso Americans, Sens. Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins of Maine and Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter, voted in favor of the bill despite demonization by the Republican ANTI-American opposers.
As many Republicans, Limbaugh and the extremist Right wing play "the usual political games," our President Obama says We must SAVE our failing economy and save America and "What we have to do right now is deliver for the American people."
Meanwhile, Republican extremists including Limbaugh, Malkin and their minions continue to play partisan political games, putting our country and all of our futures in jeopardy. They are praying both our President and our Country Fail so they can WIN in 2012!! So much for their Christian Conservatism! See the reports:
WASHINGTON – The Senate voted on Tuesday to approve an $838 billion economic stimulus plan that stands to become the most expansive anti-recession effort by the United States government since World War II. Congressional leaders said they would immediately begin to work out the differences between the Senate measure and an $820 billion version passed by the House, with President Obama also likely to have a strong voice in the talks.
As the Senate voted on the recovery package, President Obama told an audience at a town meeting in Fort Myers, Fla.: “Doing nothing is not an option. You didn’t send me to Washington to do nothing.”
Despite numerous differences in the two bills approved in the Senate and the House, the overall scope of the economical recovery effort is now clear — sprawling in its reach, with tax cuts for individuals, families and businesses, assistance for jobless and low income Americans, aid to states, and huge spending on education, healthcare, energy and technology.
Fox News reports:
The bill passed on a mostly party-line vote of 61-37. Sixty votes were needed. Three Republicans joined Democrats in passage..Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter...The negotiations (to reconcile both the Senate & House versions of the bill)...could last through next week, potentially passing President Obama's Feb. 16 President's Day deadline.
Christian Science Monitor reports:
Message to Republicans who voted for the package: "We want it to Fail! You are on Notice!"
Right Wing Hot Air Shock Jocks:
FAIL! Today..we’ll be going long and making more calls to Senators and Representatives in opposition to Porkulus, the Obama-Pelosi-Reid omnibus spending bill that passed cloture today. We will have another shot at stopping (FAILING) this behemoth when it comes out of conference, and we need to make sure that we let our elected representatives know exactly what we think of it.
To our Senators and Congressmen: The political Right is good at filling up your voicemails, emails and free faxes. That is their political game. REMEMBER: THE NAYSAYERS ARE FEW!! BUT THEY ARE GOOD AT THEIR TACTICS!
REMEMBER! WE THE PEOPLE SUPPORT YOU!! PASS THIS BILL & SIGN IT!
God Bless America!!