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Neither Side Budging on Stimulus

By Ben Pershing
The economic stimulus bill moved forward in the Senate yesterday evening, and not long after, President Obama spent an hour of prime time making an impassioned, occasionally feisty case for the measure and against its GOP critics. Obama called reporters by their real names. He took an A-Rod question. He called on Huffington Post. Yet hardly anything really changed in Washington Monday.

Even after all the drama of the Senate's bipartisan negotiations and Obama's injection of his considerable political capital into the fray, there remains an unusual disconnect between the two parties on the stimulus. It's rare for both sides to look at the same bill, the same polls and the same environment and reach completely opposite conclusions about the right political thing to do. But as of this morning, with a roll call on final passage looming and a difficult, race-against-the-clock conference ahead, Democrats are still 98 percent convinced that voting for the measure is the smart move and Republicans are 98 percent convinced that it's not. Most Democrats -- particularly in the House -- are perfectly happy to back the bill without the "cover" of bipartisanship, and most Republicans are perfectly happy to let them do so.

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By Ben Pershing  |  February 10, 2009; 8:05 AM ET
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Sorry, but that MORONIC Question about A-Rod's Drug use-To an ADMITTED Coke-Head!(who is now the PRESIDENT!);

at a time when People's lives are on the line as we are struggling to survive;

REALLY, REALLY Destroyed the credibility of a once renowned Newspaper!

NOTHING to Brag about at all!

Posted by: SAINT---The | February 10, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

okey dokey....
it is HR.1.AS2.

Partially cut:
• $3.5 billion for energy-efficient federal buildings (original bill $7 billion)
• $75 million from Smithsonian (original bill $150 million)
• $200 million from Environmental Protection Agency Superfund (original bill $800 million)
• $100 million from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (original bill $427 million)
• $100 million from law enforcement wireless (original bill $200 million)
• $300 million from federal fleet of hybrid vehicles (original bill $600 million)
• $100 million from FBI construction (original bill $400 million)


damn, i really wanted them to study the 8 legged frogs in Minnesota.


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | February 10, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

One side is looking at saving a country from disaster.

The other side is trying save a political party from disaster.

The leadership of the GOP has fled the frat house and left their butler behind to carry the baggage.

Michael "No one ever lost a job in the private sector" Steele will be happy to explain what he meant by that when he's done talking to the FBI.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | February 10, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

WHILE PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE MEDIA ARE DISTRACTED
BY A 'GENERATED' ECONOMIC CRISIS,
IS ONGOING GOV'T-SPONSORED DOMESTIC TORTURE BEING COVERED UP?

********************************************

EYES ONLY. TO: President Obama; VP Biden; R. Emanuel; D. Axelrod; D. Blair; J. Brennan; J. Jones; E. Holder; J. Napolitano; R. Gates; L. Panetta; H. Clinton; T. Geithner; R. Mueller; H. Reid; N. Pelosi; D. Feinstein; S. Reyes


RE: BUSH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT APPROVAL OF RADIATION WEAPONS USE ON U.S. CITIZENS BY THE ONGOING 'EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK' ...

... coordinated multi-agency "action programs of personal destruction" manned by security/intel agents, local police nationwide, and citizen vigilantes fronted by government-funded community policing and anti-terrorism programs.

SECRETARY GEITHNER:

WHAT IS THE U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT ROLE in these programs -- and has the IRS been used to decimate family finances of wrongly "targeted" American citizens? Are you investigating?

***

IT IS DAY 22 OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

DO YOU *REALLY* KNOW WHAT YOUR "MULTI-AGENCY ACTION CENTER" IS UP TO?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-targets-terrorizes-u-s-citizens

http://my.nowpublic.com/world/domestic-torture-radiation-weaponry-americas-horrific-shame

OR (IF LINKS ARE CORRUPTED/DISABLED):

http://My.NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | February 10, 2009 9:07 AM | Report abuse

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