GOP Fighting For Money From Stimulus They Opposed
The Huffington Post / Ryan Grim
19-Feb-2009 (4 comments)

House Republicans, as a group, may take great pride in the goose egg they offered President Obama's stimulus package. But now the unanimous opposition is struggling to bring that money home.Republicans will be working hard to make sure the money they opposed ends up benefiting their home districts, highlighting the political tightrope they walk in this economic crisis. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is watching House Republicans -- and reading local media -- closely and is only too happy to highlight any happy talk about a stimulus Republicans voted against.

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Kaveh Nouraee

The "Scamming Us" Package

by Kaveh Nouraee on

as enacted is the main problem the GOP has. There's no doubt that they are doing a piss-poor job of attacking it, even on substance. The GOP leadership sounds like they're pecking at it in these TV and radio soundbites, when they should be breaking down what they find wrong with it and why.

Senator Lindsey Graham is the only one I've heard even come close to properly articulating the issues the GOP has with the package. He was still vague iin some areas, but he did say that this could have been done for around $400 billion and have the desired effect on the economy.

I'm of the opinion that any provision that does not directly address the financial markets to loosen credit, subprime mortgage fallout, and create jobs by fiunding shovel ready infrastructure projects simply doesn't belong in this bill.

Captain, you and I have danced a pretty good Tango on this, but I think we at least agree that there's junk in this package that should never have been considered for inclusion in the first place.

However, I respectfully refuse to entertain any further debates with you until we swap our S-Classes. I know mine only has a lousy 302 horsepower and yours has 493, but still, fair is fair. I have the AMG sport package rims on mine so it's not a total visual loss.

And mine is black too. :-)



by capt_ayhab on

can you give me the link?


capt_ayhab [-YT]

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Have you seen Sean Hannity's scholarly approach ?

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

That guy is so intelligent and thoughtful. I'm surprised he's not president instead of Obama.



by Majid on

You mean Grand Oil Party? AKA Laashkhors?

Former GWB? Dick head and the co.?Halliburton?

Line up all you LAASH KHORS!