Ben Buchwalter


Stimulus Passes House, 0 Republican Support
January 28, 2009, 8:08 pm
Filed under: 2010 and 2012, Congress, Economy, Republicans | Tags: , , ,

I have come to firmly believe that the Republican Party is trying to ruin the country. The stimulus passed, but only after the Democrats spent all week dumbing it down to chase a few straggler Republican votes. Still, all 178 Republican Reps voted against it, just as Americablog predicted.

Bi-partisanship only works when both sides come to the table. The GOP leaders are like little children. If they don’t get their way 100%, they won’t play. They don’t seem to understand the precarious situation we’re in. Or, maybe they don’t care. The message from today should be pretty simple: A “NO” vote is a vote for a depression.

Republican menace aside, this is a sound strategic move for the GOP. Whether the stimulus succeeds or fails, this is Obama’s bill. He will receive the credit if the economy rebounds quickly and he will be blamed if we fall further and further into crisis. But if it fails, then the Republicans can say that they were against it the entire time, and their plan would have done the trick while saving tax payers a fortune. This could get a few more Republicans elected in 2010 and 2012.

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