Stop This Madness Before It's Too Late
Just as the actual programs and figures of the largest "stimulus" (taxpayer spending) bill in U.S. history is getting revealed to the general public, President Obama and the Senate Democrats are stepping up their rhetoric that this legislation MUST BE PASSED within the next few days. According to the New York Times, Majority Leader Harry Reid is insisting that the bill come to a vote as early as today, (Thursday):
The majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, suggested that a final vote on the stimulus plan could come on Thursday. link
After last nights "ceremonial" rejection of every amendment submitted by Senate Republicans, Obama and Democrats are ramping up the push to pass this financial nightmare before support for the bill deteriorates any further. As of yesterday, Rasmussen reports that support for the bill has fallen to only 37% in favor of its passage.
But yesterday morning President Obama ramped up his "urgency message" by insisting this bill get to his desk:
"In the past few days I've heard criticisms of this plan that echo the very same failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis - the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can ignore fundamental challenges like energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive," the president said during a policy announcement in the morning and a bill signing in the afternoon.
"I reject these theories, and by the way so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change," Mr. Obama said, urging Congress to "act without delay." link
If this legislation passes in its current form and is sent back to the House (so Pelosi and her cohorts can pork it up again), Obama may be signing the package by the middle of next week, and this nation will be stuck with one of the worst economic spending legislation's ever created by our government.
Now is the time for our responsible leadership in the Republican Party to stand firm and say NO to this "hurry up and get f**ked" attitude being pushed by the President and his party of big welfare spenders. This legislation is far too critical to the future of this country's economic stability for decades to pass it for the convenience of expediency. Call your representatives and let them know NOW that we are not in a hurry to put an end to national fiscal responsibility.