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Economic Stimulus

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Can someone explain to me what Obama wants passed? I'm kind of out of the loop here in Spain. I want to know what I'll be returning to in July.

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The poor are going to be rich and the rich will be poor. Kids will still not learn anything in school but they will enjoy the building more. Roads and bridges will be well maintained but you are not going to be allowed to drive your eco killing machines on them. We are going to harness the power of the wind and the sun but the forecast is cloudy and calm.

Also, the grass is going to kick ass at the Mall of America and the Department of Homeland Security is going to have some kick-ass chairs.

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So we're going to be more like Europe which is a horrible thing?

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^ probably... But why would we want to be like Europe? I want to be like the USA!

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Can someone explain to me what Obama wants passed? I'm kind of out of the loop here in Spain. I want to know what I'll be returning to in July.

He is taking all of your money and giving to me. I am ok with that. :)

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He and the Dems are taking all of your money, putting it into projects that they think will get them re-elected (like 200 million dollar water parks), and calling it a stimulus package.

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nothin gets you elected like a water park.

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Obama says "Pass an 800 billion dollar stimulus bill", and the dems went to the closet where all the things they could net get through the appropriations budget for the last 10 years were stored, and said "I got your stimulus."

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This bill is going to fail miserably...I hope the dems are aware that it is not popular among us common folk, and it could very well tank their party.

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This bill is going to fail miserably...I hope the dems are aware that it is not popular among us common folk, and it could very well tank their party.

htar is wrong again sky is blue water is wet

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lol going to tank their party

the republican party is a complete shambles right now, it's going to undoubtedly get worse in 2010, they've been reduced to being petulant children proposing joke legislation, their senators are calling in and apologizing to a radio talk show personality, and yet THIS STIMULUS PACKAGE COULD BE THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

please

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"I went to a bank robbery, and a stimulus bill broke out"

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htar is wrong again sky is blue water is wet

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While I am sure that a majority of Americans want a Stimulus Bill to pass, I'm not sure that they want this one to pass with all the b.s. in it.

If you will notice, the poll that you posted was taken on Jan 6-7, and the question was "Do you want Obama to pass a Stimulus Bill a.s.a.p when he takes office.". I think most everyone was wanting that. I am not so sure that people are wanting a "stimulus" that includes all of this extra spending that is going to do pretty much nothing to help the economy.

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Fiz forgets that the Democratic Congress had even lower approval ratings than Bush.

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Fiz forgets that the Democratic Congress had even lower approval ratings than Bush.

Yes he does, and he also is turning a blind eye to the person that is leading in Washington, and it aint Obama! Pelosi is queen bee right now.

I won't, or haven't denied that the Republican party is in a mess...But it has more to do with all the negative press given by the MSM than reality. The Republican Party is also lacking in leadership right now, which makes things worse...But, the Dems will shoot themselves in their collective feet...HAHAHA! Make no mistake about that. They're pretty good at it. And with Pelosi calling the shots - it's a no-brainer.

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Fiz forgets that the Democratic Congress had even lower approval ratings than Bush.

they should, because with few exceptions, the democrats are worthless.

Yes he does, and he also is turning a blind eye to the person that is leading in Washington, and it aint Obama! Pelosi is queen bee right now.

you mean the senate and house majority leaders are in the spotlight while a bill is moving through them? I am shocked. Absolutely shocked.

But it has more to do with all the negative press given by the MSM than reality.

what? are you really blaming the mainstream media for the perception of the republican party, and not the fact that they're poorly run, ad ideologically unwavering even in the face of overwhelming evidence that their beliefs don't work?

But, the Dems will shoot themselves in their collective feet...HAHAHA! Make no mistake about that. They're pretty good at it. And with Pelosi calling the shots - it's a no-brainer.

why are people so fixated with nancy pelosi? why are republicans so terrified of women in power in the first place? they attack her with a vitriol not seen since hillary clinton.

huh. that's a....fairly large discrepancy to say the least. interesting.

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Wow. This has quickly degraded into an dems suck, republicans suck thread.

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8 Billion to renovate Government Buildings. Really? How does that stimulate the economy besides reaming the taxpayers? Unless you like that kind of stimulation.

I heard the other day that only 10% of the money would be spent in the first year. How is that immediate stimulation?

It's both sides, Dem. & Rep. if they can get over the American taxpayer they will, and they hope that the $$ number is so big that you will just zone out and not pay attention. If they could get a trillion they would gladly take it.

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The opening to SNL this past Saturday

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8 Billion to renovate Government Buildings. Really? How does that stimulate the economy besides reaming the taxpayers? Unless you like that kind of stimulation.

Construction workers hired and materials purchased to do the job. Regardless of what people think of it, that kind of spending stimulates just as much as if they gave the money to you or I, although perhaps it stimulates a bit more slowly.

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Yeah I understand that part of it, it just seems like a way to take advantage of a large money flow.

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So was building the Hoover Dam and rural electrification. If we are going to blow money just to circulate it, I would rather see it done on projects with long term potential for helping out the nation that private firms might see as too risky due to their short term, shareholder dividend NOW mentality. Spending money on alternative energy infrastructure might seem a boondoggle now, but the potential 10 or 20 years down the road is exciting. Imagine if we had began really developing an alternative energy grid in the late 70's when Carter was advocating it instead of becoming fixated on cheap gas and Hummers.....

It's a risk though. like any investment.

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