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  • In Their Own Words: The Stimulus Bill

    Some select quotes from today’s news that don’t necessarily inspire confidence in the Stimulus bill:

    “[Senate Democrats] don’t know everything that’s in the bill,” said a laughing Charles Rangel (D-NY), chairman of the Ways and Committee. “So I’m afraid to go to that da#*ed conference.”

    “Basically, it is whatever Obama wants,” said one House staffer up all night sorting through Appropriations accounts. From investments in new energy initiatives, broadband, high speed rail, and health information technology, Obama gained a foothold.

    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor said: “”Despite our repeated attempts to work with President Obama and the Democrat Majority, Speaker Pelosi has refused to meet with us, or even include us in key negotiations, choosing instead to stick with a pork-filled bill that even members of her own party do not support,”

    “As none of the duly appointed Republican conferees have been part of negotiations on the stimulus package, we request that you provide us the text of the legislation given to CBO. …We find it imperative that we and the American public be able to immediately begin a review of this massive and complex piece of legislation.” — Letter from “conferees” Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) who have still not seen the bill agreed to in the Conference.

    And in the ‘No Pet Projects’ Category:

    “Nevada did very well,” Reid, the Senate majority leader, said Wednesday.

    In late-stage talks, …Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pressed for $8 billion to construct high-speed rail lines, quadrupling the amount in the bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday. Reid’s office issued a statement noting that a proposed Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas rail might get a big chunk of the money.

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    4 Responses to In Their Own Words: The Stimulus Bill

    1. Ozzy6900, CT says:

      This article should be posted to all of the Media and their affiliates! If they could just see what their elected idiots are doing and saying, maybe the American people would understand what we Conservatives are worried about! This article is just another reason why we need to have term limits on Senators and Congressmen!

    2. D.R., Orlando, FL says:

      Ozzy – You're assuming that the Media and their affiliates would be able to comprehend instead of just pronounce the words in the article. Unfortunately, it is plain that Media "talking heads" came out of government schools. They never learned to think for themselves, just to follow the other sheep.

    3. Pingback: I Paid For Pelosi’s Pet Mice and Reid’s High-Rollers, And All I Got Was a Lousy $13 : The Sundries Shack

    4. Pingback: Notable Quotes, Feb. 12, 2009

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