244-188: Stimulus Passes House sans Republicans

by Ryan on January 28, 2009

in Economy,Election 2008,Election 2010,Media Bias,Politics

Sweetness.  Not a single Republican broke ranks to vote for the $819 billion “stimulus” package (not including the extra 300 million or so in interest we’ll eventually have to pay on the deficit because of this bill), and 11 Blue Dogs decided they wanted to be reelected in 2010 without the stench of this monstrosity.

I anticipate a few weak-kneed Republican Senators (the Maine delegation, Goober Grahamnesty, and perhaps John McCain, etc.) voting for Reid’s version of this monstrous disaster, but it looks like Obama and the Democrats are going to own this bill.  Nonetheless, I like the House Republican’s moxie in sending a message to the Merciful and Beneficent Obama — your charm offensive may work on the MSM and some of your mind-numbed masses, but not us!

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Sal January 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve been proud of the Republican Party, but John Boehner and Eric Cantor deserve a lot of credit for this. The Republicans taking a stand like this will go a long way towards restoring their credibility and is a good first step and fighting the onslaught of Socialism. The fact that zero Republicans voted for the bill, and eleven Democrats voted against it as well, is a major blow for Obama who wanted to have bi-partisan support for his first major piece of legislation. The money quote of the night comes from Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC):

I am glad that this vote demonstrated bipartisan opposition to the bill, instead of bipartisan support.



Ken January 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm

You guys need to check this out:


This is the 647 pages of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” a.k.a. the $819 billion that passed today. It breaks down the spending into categories and time tables. Ironically, the most spending is in 2010 which happens to be an election year. If it was a stimulus, wouldn’t the money be spent now. Why so much focus on doing something now when it will happen next year? I’m glad 178 Republicans and 11 Democrats voted against this gross abuse of taxpayer money.


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