Monday, February 2, 2009

The Stimulus Is Looking "Grimulous" To More Democrats And Republicans: Are They Uniting For America?

FOX News: A key Democratic senator told FOX News on Monday that he wants to strip "tens of billions" of dollars from the economic stimulus proposal, rejecting the White House claim that senators are complaining about just a tiny fraction of the package. Wasn't it just Monday that President Obama was referring to the problems as "modest differences"? The de-emphasis on the "package" problems (within the Democratic Party itself) has not spurred enthusiasm, but rather spawned an alliance of bipartisan Senators, who are looking more and more like patriots of old...those who put America before self. Ben Nelson (Democratic Senator from Nebraska) is a "seated" member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Nelson feels a growing number of Democrats and Republicans would truely like to extract the items, within the proposed package, which will not stimulate job growth. It is interesting to note that the whole point of "quickly" passing the "grimulous stimulus" package was probably to avoid giving congressional members (and the American people) a chance not only to read the proposal, in its entirety, but to absorb its ramifications. Senator Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky) said that a passable version would have to be "dramatically different" than the one which passed in the House last week (without Republican approval). Those who oppose it are not trying to scrap it...just reform it. Russ Feingold (Democrat-Wisconsin) said that the bill should not contain frivolous expenditures and should have "direct funding" to projects that create jobs. From time-to-time someone hits the nail on the head. Thus is the case with the president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist. "Some people will lose their jobs for voting for this measure. Nobody will be harmed by voting against it." Well, whether or not the bipartisan effort is motivated by patriotism...or selfishness...WE THE PEOPLE are being heard in Washington. Keep writing!

Note: We need to become pen pals with our congressional representatives! They can't possibly know what we are thinking if we don't tell them...and often.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 02-03-09