Feb. 6, 2009 at 7:24am
Why are the f.... republicans fighting him so hard? Do they not care about the country, are they so involved in partisan bickering that they can't see. UGH this needs to pass. And if it doesn't pass what will that mean? I cannot believe some of them have the audacity to fight him on the CEO salary caps, really come on.
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by jcbetty on 2/6/2009 @ 8:47am
|`over the last few days npr has had some really good information on these subjects. Through KUOW, I think you can get archived broadcasts...|
by fredo on 2/6/2009 @ 9:36am
|Chris@ I voted for Senator Obama. During the campaign he announced that his administration would be characterized by a spirit of bipartisanship. I think the Republicans are just holding him to his promise.|
by Ann on 2/6/2009 @ 10:36am
|Fredo@ Senator Obama?|
by Heather on 2/6/2009 @ 10:45am
|jcbetty, I'm glad you mentioned NPR, it reminded me that I wanted to let Chrism know that NPR did an interesting pit bull story in the last week that she might want to find. I'm not being sarcastic; I was told that it was an interesting segment and I know she cares about pit bulls.|
by Ann on 2/6/2009 @ 11:10am
|I hope the stimulus package passes soon. My husband is the service manager at a heavy equipment dealership, and he's stressed out trying to figure out how he's gonna keep his guys employed (some of whom he's known for over 20 years). I'd like to see him get a good night's sleep for once.
That said, I don't think it's a bad idea to review the package especially in light of the financial bailout fiasco where we now know that the taxpayers were charged too much for the bank's properties. But really what I think is that the Republicans think they're being ignored and have decided to show that (hopefully) they have a bit of weight to throw around. I just hope they got it out of their system because now it's time to get over their little temper tantrum, go back to running the country, and pass the stimulus package.
by chrism39 on 2/6/2009 @ 11:24am
|Thanks Heather. We need this and now is not the time for their little fits. one guy was incensed that Obama wanted 6 million for government cars, well who do you think would furnish the cars, could it be American car companies, thus keeping that business afloat. I'm just sick of it and I'm sick of hearing about how fucked our economy is, UGH.|
by KevinFreitas on 2/6/2009 @ 11:32am
|The republicans have every right to put their ideas out there and hopefully have some compromise come to them but that works both ways. For their PR engine/talking points to refer to the plan on the table as a "Spending Plan" versus them claiming superiority by calling their ideas a "Stimulus Package" is a pointless trick of semantics. That tone alone hurts efforts to try and push any kind of compromise through.|
by Heather on 2/6/2009 @ 12:59pm
|oh, man.... I wrote a big long reply and then mistyped a small edit and lost it. Possibly a sign that the comment wasn't meant to be.|
by KevinFreitas on 2/6/2009 @ 1:06pm
|@Heather: That's the new If You Don't Have Something Nice to Say algorithm I built into FeedTacoma. You like? ;)|
by Heather on 2/6/2009 @ 3:57pm
|LOL, really, out loud.
by fredo on 2/6/2009 @ 10:42pm
|The candidate I voted for was Senator Obama. He didn't become President until January 20, 2009.
Not to put too fine a point on the discussion, but he's only been in office for 17 days and people are complaining because the $800B stimulus package hasn't passed yet. As a taxpayer I expect any government expenditure of that magnitude to be examined with some deliberation.
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 2/6/2009 @ 11:28pm
|With an economy that is losing a half million jobs a month I hope they don't deliberate too long. I do understand, however, that they are hiring at the Unemployment office. Good to see there are still some industries that are growing.|
by fredo on 2/7/2009 @ 1:03am
|Say, while we're giving ourselves these "stimulus" funds, I wonder if anyone has paused to consider that we don't actually have any funds available for stimulation. This will all have to be repaid with interest by our children and grandchildren. What a wonderful legacy we're leaving behind.|