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Sanity Sustained In Senate

Posted By Conn Carroll On February 8, 2008 @ 11:01 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

While most [1] news [2] outlets [3] are reporting that the final total for the stimulus deficit spending package is $151-152 billion, the actual total is $168 billion [4] over two years. While these numbers are regrettably higher than $150 billion originally agreed to by the House and White House, they are much more acceptable than the $204 billion [5] the Senate was pushing for. So congratulations to the budget hawks in the Senate for a job well done keeping the goodies for special interests [6] out of the final bill.

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[1] most: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN0631744820080208

[2] news: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020700630.html?hpid=topnews

[3] outlets: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2008/02/08/rebate_plan_is_sent_to_bush/

[4] the actual total is $168 billion: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aMljy8GxkKoc&refer=home

[5] $204 billion: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-stimulus7feb07,1,2385014.story

[6] goodies for special interests: http://www.foundry.org/2008/01/31/christmas-in-february/

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