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House passes Obama’s economic stimulus bill

February 13th, 2009 (3 hours ago) . by TexasFred

House passes Obama’s economic stimulus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing the new administration a big win, the House Friday passed President Barack Obama’s $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy.

The bill was passed 246-183 with no Republican help. It now goes to the Senate where a vote was possible late Friday to meet a deadline of passing the plan before a recess begins next week.

All but seven Democrats voted for the bill - a 1,071 page, 8-inch-thick measure that combines $281 billion in tax cuts for individuals and businesses with more than a half-trillion dollars in government spending. The money would go for infrastructure, health care and help for cash-starved state governments, among scores of programs. Seniors would get a $250 bonus Social Security check.

Told that no Republican backed the measure, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs reacted by citing another number: “3.5 million jobs that we look forward to saving or creating.”

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House passes Obama’s economic stimulus bill

It’s a damned shame the Republican House didn’t ALWAYS stick together like this!

The House gave themselves money to play with, that’s how they look at it, this thing has more pork than an Omaha slaughterhouse. There are so many line by line items that have nothing to do with *stimulus*, far too many to even begin posting here. But, that appears to be what the Dems want, PORK, and lots of it.

I want to thank every Republican House member for their standing up to this, they didn’t have the numbers to beat it, thanks to the huge losses of 2006 and 2008, and the RNC is directly responsible for those losses, but in any case, the Republican House members tried.

Lets see if the Senate will have the same fortitude that the House did. I sincerely believe that the 3 recent YAY votes by RINO Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania will be a repeat. What have they got to lose at this stage of the game? They have already pissed off their Conservative constituents and any future Conservative voting base.

Again I repeat this for ALL to see, ANY SO-CALLED REPUBLICAN that votes FOR this bill needs to be removed from office and stripped of their Republican political affiliation.

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One Response to “House passes Obama’s economic stimulus bill”

  1. comment number 1 by: WashingtonArmory.com

    “You cannot borrow and spend our way into prosperity,” said Rep. Jeb Hesarling, R-Texas. “The Republicans want to stimulate the economy by helping small businesses. The Democrats want to stimulate big government

    I Love it, I don’t think I could have said it better!

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