Deal Reached On Senate Stimulus Bill

Senators from both parties are announcing that a deal has been reached to advance President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan through the Senate.

Montana Democrat Max Baucus said "we have a deal" after emerging from a closed-door Democratic caucus Friday night. The plan was hashed out between a handful of Republican moderates, Democratic leaders and the White House.

Four senators are taking to the Senate floor to announce details of the agreement, which would cut more than $100 billion from the measure after complaints that it contained too much spending that wouldn't create jobs.

The measure is expected to be approved in the next few days.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Feb 8, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    @@@, if the way you feel is that everybody should shut up and let the street hustler do whatever he wants without criticizm, then shut up and don't criticize, but leave the rest of us alone.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Feb 8, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    @@@, you don't understand what democracy means and until you do, if ever, you will never support anybody saying anything that you don't like. Sorry you are upset, well not really, but debate and dissent are what keeps this country from becoming a one party dictatorship. If we all dropped all our standards and beliefs and got behind the retarded ideas of your false "messiah" like the rest of you sheep, there would be no need to have an election in four years. We would all be for re-electing the Chicago street hustler. We would all support dropping term limits to let the "one" stay president for life. How foolish some people are to subject themselves in a messiah and child like relationship with a person who has accomplished nothing in his life other than getting elected by the very sheep who would let him lead them to slaughter. The American people are pathetically stupid. It hurts me to say that but unfortunately it is true. One who never questions is doomed to tyranny.
  • by Belhaven on Feb 8, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    I think that speaks little for Senators from Maine and Arlen Specter from PA.....lol :)
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Feb 8, 2009 at 06:49 AM
    So the Dems sweetened the pot enough to convince Senators from Maine and Arlen Specter from PA to support it. Every time I hear that, I think of the story about a man who offered a woman $1million to sleep with him She said "yes". He said would you do it for $100? she said what do you think I am?? He said we've already established what you are. Now we're haggling over the price. Now we know what price integrity among several of our senators.
  • by @@@ on Feb 8, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    Tad, Hell I can copy and paste anything on here BUT that does not mean I know anything about running this country. I do take the time to care if Obama does a good job "BECAUSE I AM ONE OF THE FEW THAT CARES WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS" So sit here and run your PIE HOLE all you like I take what is said on here with a grain of salt. By the way you all are as smart as the people that put Bush down for eight years.LMAO
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Feb 7, 2009 at 09:13 PM
    @@@, If you had sat down and shut your mouth and let George Bush do his job maybe we wouldn't be in this mess. It was his job not yours. You didn't shut your hole so why should anybody else who has posted here. This is still a democracy and dissent is still allowed, so if you don't have something constructive to say, by all means think of something and say it. But until you do, practice what you preach and shut your pie hole.
  • by Drew Location: Ponzer,NC on Feb 7, 2009 at 05:31 PM
    The Presidents Accomplishments, a long list: A tax cheat heads up the IRS Other nominated tax cheats withdrew after being fully supported by the prez US tax dollars not only will be paying for abortions on teens not having to notify their parents right here in the US, but we get to pay for them worldwide as well He has mandated than the already struggling US auto industry tool up for fuel economy standards that the states can decide on a whim He announced the closing of the place where we send un-uniformed men found shooting at and conspiring to kill our servicemen and women without a plan of action as to where they will go next A man responsible for the bombing of the USS Cole is to be released He has managed to find enough idiots in the halls of Congress that support a wish list of liberal spending with no regard to cost. In 1 month he spent more $$$$$ then Bush did in 8 years. I am going to get a Union Job at $35.00 an hour. Thanks Barack.
  • by @@@ on Feb 7, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    Like I said shut up sit down and let Obama run this country, it is his job not yours.
  • by Sal Location: NC on Feb 7, 2009 at 03:03 PM
    Obama sneaks an Excutive order for a Pro-Union clause on construction WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele today released the following statement concerning the executive order quietly signed by President Barack Obama on Friday ordering the use of union labor for federal construction projects: OBAMA will be taking America down 1 day at a time.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 7, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    Anonymous (Feb 7 7:58AM) The next time you have a thought....just let it go.
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