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Stimlus Bill may not have enough Votes

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Jordan55, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Jordan55

    Jordan55 Active Member

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    We can only hope
    Please I would love to see it fall apart, you can't always get what want, but if you try sometime you get what you need, hopefully the three RINO's wake up, since the Dems, added the pork right back into this bill.
    CNN has learned that one day after securing an agreement on a giant economic stimulus bill that is expected to pass narrowly with the votes of three moderate Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling other Republican centrists trying to persuade more of them to vote for the measure.
    He’s looking for additional votes out of an abundance of caution, an aide explained, after learning that ailing Sen. Ted Kennedy, who returned to Capitol Hill for votes earlier this week, has now gone back to Florida to continue his recovery from brain cancer and won’t be here for a final vote on the stimulus bill in the coming days.
    None of this would have been necessary had Pelosi invited the Republicans to help draft the bill in the first place. There were plenty of Republicans who would have supported a big-spending plan, balanced with the right kinds of tax cuts and incentives. Had Pelosi done that, the resulting stimulus bill would have already sailed through Congress with wide bipartisan margins. Her failure to act responsibly in the beginning has been the reason for all of the problems that followed.
    Now Reid has to scrounge up more Republicans, but with Gregg publicly rejected the stimulus last night and rejoining the Senate, he may have trouble holding the three he already has. Reid knows it, too — otherwise, he wouldn’t bother looking for more. If Arlen Specter, Susan Collins, or Olympia Snowe change their minds, Reid winds up with an embarrassing loss, and Pelosi has to go back to the drawing board.
  2. canters

    canters Active Member

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    Best news I've heard all week!
  3. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    I hope it's because everyone is considering that Idaho congressman's proposal
  4. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    One can only hope.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Artie, did you hear that the White House said the situation with Judd Gregg came about because of Hispanic out cry? Evidently, they are saying that the Hispanic Community didn't want Gregg in as Head of Commerce. I have heard no such thing. Heck, you ask 100 Hispanics if they even know Gregg and I'd bet 90 of them would say no. Sounds like BS to me but hey, it's expected.

    Spin......
  6. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Well this is certainly good news.
  7. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    If you ask hispanics who Judd Gregg is they'll answer:

    Ese,that's a picture with Stallone.
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    :lmao2:



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  9. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    ok, that one took me a 2nd - thanks for the visual! : )
  10. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    The House just passed it. The 3 Republican senators shouldn't have a problem considering they've already voted yes on a bill that was more expensive.
  11. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    No. They should have a huge problem with it but they won't.
  12. SkinsFan28

    SkinsFan28 Active Member

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    I WANT MY 15 dollars!!!!!!
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    No republicans voted for it. One voted present. I guess he thought that would impress Obama.
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Or, he has asperations of one day becoming President.
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    He might be angling for the post Judd just stepped down from.:D
  16. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    In the House, you're correct.
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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  18. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Friday the 13th. Never vote on a bill on Friday the 13th.

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