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House Passes Stimulus Bill With No Republican Votes

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House Passes Stimulus Bill With No Republican Votes
By a vote of 246 to 183, Democrats in the House of Representatives passed the $787 billion stimulus package. Democrats hail the bill as a rescue for the middle class, but Republicans are calling it wasteful spending. The Senate is expected to vote tonight.

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hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I think the limits of time and the human body are the proof. As mentioned numerous times, its not physically possible to have read the entire bill in the time allotted. You can ignore the proof from now until doomsday - that won't make it false.
stephley stephley 7 years
You can repeat 'they haven't read the bill' from now until doomsday - that won't make it true. You've offered no proof. Congress has been writing and reading bills for centuries without websites.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 7 years
"Way to put the country first and work with the president, Republicans." Excuse me for being blunt, but that's a stupid statement. How is it working against the country to want to at least READ a bill that will be using close to $800B of our money? It's quite possibly the most serious bill that has ever been passed in my opinion. And it needs to be taken more serioiusly.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Wren, they are. They want to at least read what they are voting on.
wren1 wren1 7 years
Way to put the country first and work with the president, Republicans :oy:
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I agree! But it wasn't the Pubs who were forcing the vote.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
"But I guess its now too much to ask from our elected officials that they actually read something before they put it into a law." What I want to know is how can John Boehner be opposed to a bill he has not read? He was so opposed that he rallied the repubs to vote against it twice.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
But I guess its now too much to ask from our elected officials that they actually read something before they put it into a law. It's sort of a delicious irony that not reading mortgages and credit agreements has brought us into this and people actually think not reading a near TRILLION dollar spending plan is A-OK. If we implode, we'll deserve it.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
The final bill wasn't done till 11pm. They started arguing about it at 9am. That means they'd have to read something like 280 words per minute in order to finish the whole bill if all they did was read from 11pm to 9am. NOT LIKELY.
stephley stephley 7 years
Two Nobel economists think the problem is that the bill's been cut down too much.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Dr. Robert Barro,one of the most influential economists in the world, says that this is disasterous.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Stock market seems happy about it. :oy:
liliblu liliblu 7 years
Hope, the House version of the bill passed last month. The Senate version on Tuesday. While there were differences in the bills, they were still basically similar. The final version that was hashed out is a combination of the two bills with some changes. Everyone should have an idea of what is in the final bill.
hope2be hope2be 7 years
I watched it on C-SPAN earlier when one of the senators got so mad about it and dropped the papers while exclaiming that most of them/all (but it turned out only a few probably know what's in it because they're part of the behind-closed-door writers for the amended bill last night). No one didn't get it until 11 last night. The lobbyists got it before the senators (this lobbyist statement is according Lou Dobbs). LOL. I just don't understand WHY in the world they would be voting FOR or AGAINST a bill they haven't read yet. I heard on the news that supposedly President Obama would give them 48 hours to decide, but I guess whoever decide said it has to be voted by today. Hmmm. You have to be a really speedy reader to read through 1071 pages of bill, dude. I would estimate (not a pro here), like, 600 words per minute if you'd be voting (for or against) this afternoon. I'm not against stimulus (especially a well-written and well-thought of), but because this is such a huge amount of dollars, wouldn't at least it be wiser for everyone who haven't read it to be given that previous 48 hours deadline before voting (either for or against) it? Believe me that everyone KNOWS that none of the Republicans were for it. I've watched it enough on tv and will always remember this because this is a big deal, and I doubt that the media will ever forget to remind us if this bill is successful that the republicans have no hand in it.
stephley stephley 7 years
Maybe it gave off bad vibes.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
What I want to know is how can John Boehner be opposed to a bill he has not read?
stephley stephley 7 years
So you only think that NO ONE has read the bill because you've heard some websites crashed and you're not a speed-reader? Remember that for some people on Capitol Hill, knowing what's in a bill like this is their job.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
Rep. George Miller, D-CA says he read the bill. He was asked about it on a radio program. I'm sure the people who helped to draft the legislation know what's in the bill.
laurelm laurelm 7 years
Stephley, are you also aware that all these websites with it were crashing all night? And I am assuming that not everyone is a speed reader, which is why I believe these things were not read, let alone, pondered. I think when we are planning to spend this much money, yes, our HOR should take time to read and question the information. Forgive me if that is asking too much. But hey if it is bad at least Obama is out in 4 years.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
Just because John Boehner did not read the bill, does not mean that no one else did.
stephley stephley 7 years
The sad thing is, is that I think someone really believe that IS the beauty of partisanship and that all these things are equal. Kill a couple thousand people, build a school - it's all money. How are you so certain that no one read the bill? If no one read it, why are there comparisons available? Do you have a list of who did and did not read it?
laurelm laurelm 7 years
What absolute BS, rush to place a bill that people do not read and no support from the other party? depressing and scary imo
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
And thats the beauty of partisanship! Blow exorbitant amounts of money on my cause, not yours!
stephley stephley 7 years
I'm totally okay with what Obama's trying to do. I feel much worse than hosed when I think of the billions of dollars that have gone on killing people in Iraq, and on renditions, secret prisons and ridiculous contracts with Halliburton and KBR. If my grandkids are going to be screwed, I'd rather it be in an effort to make our lives better.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
With this kind of info is it really a surprise that Rasmussen polls showed that 67% of Americans think they can do a better job on the economy than Congress? Or that 49% trust their own economic judgement more than Obamas? I dont think so.
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