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House OKs economic stimulus plan

January 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

House OKs economic stimulus plan

WASHINGTON - In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration’s plan to revive a badly ailing economy.

The vote was 244-188, with Republicans unanimous in opposition despite Obama’s pleas for bipartisan support. Eleven Democrats voted against the measure, while no Republicans supported it.

“We don’t have a moment to spare,” Obama declared at the White House as congressional allies hastened to do his bidding in the face of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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House OKs economic stimulus plan

So, the Republicans stood together. My Congressman, Mr. Sam Johnson, has always voted the RIGHT way, Mr. Sam is one guy I don’t worry about. He is going to vote for what’s RIGHT for America and I have never disagreed with one of his votes to date! It’s about time that ALL the Republican congressmen stuck together, I wish it had been like that back when we had a Republican controlled Congress!

Roll call vote
All Republicans voted against President Barack Obama’s spending plan. Of the Democrats, 11 voted against the measure. Among them: Allen Boyd, D-Fla., Bobby Bright, D-Ala., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., Parker Griffith, D-Ala., Paul Kanjorski, D-Penn., Frank M. Kratovil, D-Md., Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, John E. Peterson, D-Penn., Heath Shuler, D-N.C., and Gene Taylor, D-Miss.

And it appears that not ALL of the Democrats in Congress are as convinced in the Obamanation as *The Obama* would like for them to be. I honestly don’t know how ANY self-respecting congressman could vote FOR this debacle. Uh, wait. I did it again. Rhetoric. Self-respecting, voted FOR this I’m gonna get rich off of this bill thing, I have been answering my own questions and reassuring my own doubts far too often lately.

Folks, if your Congressman is on this list, show them some love, write them a nice email, snail mail, whatever, let them know how much you appreciate their vote against this stimulus BS. If your Congressman isn’t on that list, let them hear from you too, blast em all to hell and back. These guys live and breathe for feedback, and if they KNOW that the constituency isn’t happy, next time, maybe, just maybe, they’ll actually listen to us.

Now we must hammer the Senate. And that could be a hell of a battle. Both of my Senators have proven themselves to be socialists, they BOTH voted FOR the 1st bailout bill. They BOTH claim to be Republican and Conservative, I don’t believe a word of it, but I will be sending another message to MY Senators, telling them to vote NO. We’ll see how that goes.

If you don’t know how to contact your Senators or Congressman, see the sidebar of this blog, right under the Donations Widget is a handy little tool that gives you full access to those people, and all you have to know is your own Zip Code. How easy can I make it on you??


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