tvb wrote: Also, what happened to Obama NOT allowing any pork in this bill? He ran a campaign based on this and even proclaimed that he would use a line item veto to eliminate ANY pork.. well, now there are 9,000 ( yes 9,000 ) pork items in the bill ....
It really is a riot!!
Let me see if I understand the complaints about the stimulus bill:
Pretty much all economists have been saying this country desperately needs a huge spending bill. (how much did Paulson get b4 the election?...like 700 billion?)Now that the Dems control The White House, spending is now "Pork" & suddenly is bad for America?!?
(the argument seems to be....... we desperately need more spending but........... only if we can cut out some of that.......Spending
Let's see if we can have an unemotional discussion of few important points for the future of The Republican Party:
1. What exactly do the Republicans stand for? (it used to be fiscal responsibility, but after the last 8 years, no one buys that anymore)
2. By only appealing to their right wing base & pushing away moderate voters, do they really think we are so stupid that by selecting a black man as RNC chairman (Steele) that they can "trick" us into forgetting who they really are & give them power again? ( the same "Trick" used in selecting a woman as VP candidate...that worked so well
3.Why are current poll results showing President Obama & Congressional Democrats GAINING
in voter job approval opinions & Congressional Republicans Declining
in voter job approval?
4. Are you happy with the current trajectory of your party & do you think it bodes well for the 2010 & 2012 elections?The GOP has clearly gambled on its strategy which — based on these polls — is not working (yet). Obama remains highly popular, and Democrats — complaints in the ever-angry blogosphere to the contrary — seem largely happy with what they’re seeing. As do an increasing number of independents…not a monolithic block, but a vital one…and the GOP shows no signs of making significant inroads against swing voters (who are called “swing voters” for a reason).http://www.ask.com/bar?q=current+Republ ... ases-12%2F