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Obama Was Cheated: House Stimulus a Nancy Pelosi Crime

February 5, 2009

The newly inaugurated President of the United States declared a national crisis.  He wanted an economic stimulus and he wanted it fast.

His mantra was jobs.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was ready with every hunk of junk pork spending that no Congress before had ever seen fit to pass.

She assembled a group of her Democratic staff and Representatives and put together a one-way Democrat spending bill — not a stimulus.

And she totally ignored the president’s pledge for bipartisanship.

House Minority Leader John Boehner and Republicans were completely shut out; their inputs ignored or overruled.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader ... 
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer speak to reporters after a bi-partisan meeting with President Barack Obama and leading Republicans at the White House, January 23, 2009.(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

When the House prepared to vote on the stimulus, Boehner expressed “disappointment.” He said it included a “lot of wasteful spending that won’t create jobs.”

“Saying ‘we won’ and excluding Republican input is not the way to start,” Republican Senator John McCain said of the “bipartisanship” within the current stimulus bill.

The Speaker of the House also participated in a conspiracy that resulted in the failure of the stimulus to be properly understood.  It was not even available in the Internet in time to be publically read before the House vote.

Democratic House Member Jim Cooper from Tennessee said, “If members actually had to read the bills and figure out whether they are any good or not. We’re just told how to vote. We’re treated like mushrooms most of the time.”

“We’ll be glad to sit down with the White House any time,” McCain said.  “We’re in a national crisis.”

Thank goodness for the Senators.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) said today, “It doesn’t treat the disease; just the symptoms.” 

He’s a doctor.

Coburn also said of the stimulus bill, “I don’t think the president has read it.”

Coburn said the stimulus will probably pass “but it won’t work, it won’t be successful.”

Now some 43% of the voters say the stimulus is wrong; and only 37% of those polled like it.

At this point McCain says,  “no bill is better than this bill.”
He and other Republicans have an alternative to the House stimulus that they have already discussed with President Obama.

We pray President Obama has the good sense to work with McCain and others to make an acceptable stimulus — something he has always pledged to do.

And we hope President Obama has learned a lesson about Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats.

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Michelle Malkin:

Stimulus Congress

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi listens to National Governors Association chairman Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, second from right, during a meeting with National Governors Association vice chairman Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, left, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., right, on Capitol Hill. Photo: Susan Walsh / AP


GOP governors press Congress to pass stimulus bill

January 31, 2009

Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama‘s economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care.

Their state treasuries drained by the financial crisis, governors would welcome the money from Capitol Hill, where GOP lawmakers are more skeptical of Obama’s spending priorities.

Obama Week 3: Senate Poised to Defeat Stimulus?

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, planned to meet in Washington this weekend with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other senators to press for her state’s share of the package.

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist worked the phones last week with members of his state’s congressional delegation, including House Republicans. Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, the Republican vice chairman of the National Governors Association, planned to be in Washington on Monday to urge the Senate to approve the plan.

“As the executive of a state experiencing budget challenges, Gov. Douglas has a different perspective on the situation than congressional Republicans,” said Douglas’ deputy chief of staff, Dennise Casey.

Not a single Republican voted with the majority last week when the House approved Obama’s $819 billion combination of tax cuts and new spending. The president’s goal is to create or preserve 3 million to 4 million jobs.

Republicans led by House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio complained that the plan is laden with pet projects and will not yield the jobs or stimulate the economy in the way Obama has promised.

The measure faces GOP opposition in the Senate, where it will be up for a vote in the week ahead.

But states are coping with severe budget shortfalls and mounting costs for Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor. So governors, including most Republicans, are counting on the spending to help keep their states afloat.

This past week the bipartisan National Governors Association called on Congress to quickly pass the plan.

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