The tenative $805B stimulus bill needs several weak Republican senators to pass it or several strong Democrats to stall it. Fortunately, the word tentative means not fully developed because two Republicans, Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Arlen Specter (Pennsylvania) are now on board for the pork-ladened stimulus bill. Supposedly, Senator Olympia Snow (also Maine) has weakened as well. This would give advocates of the bill enough votes to steamroll over the senators who know it is a boondoggle… unless we have a few more strong Democratic Senators. There is a mentality that passing an imperfect bill is better than doing nothing at all. When is it okay to pass the Stimulus Bill? When every senator has read all of the bill and disclosed his/her “pork ties”. When every expenditure is all about stimulating the economy and heading America toward recovery. In its current form, the spending stands at 58 percent and the tax cuts sit at 42 percent. Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) was opposed to the bill Friday, admitting that it would not do enough “stimulating”. Why would she shrug her shoulders, after hearing a deal was reached on Friday, and utter, “This is as good a compromise as we are going to get.”? Our congressional leaders should not allow peer pressure to stymie their convictions. Stand strong for America. Senators, you can only get what you fight for!
Note 1: If there is no more fight in you then it is time to retire. America needs representatives to champion their cause.
Note 2: IF WE "SHELL OUT" AMERICA, WE SELL OUT AMERICA!
May God bless America…and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 02-06-09