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    House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition


    WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing the new administration a big win, House Democrats passed President Barack Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy on Friday despite a wall of Republican opposition. The bill was approved 246-183 and sent to the Senate, where a vote was scheduled late Friday afternoon.
    That vote was to be held open for hours, waiting for Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown, who was attending a memorial service for his mother and then flying back to cast the deciding vote.

    Senate passage would meet a deadline of sending the bill to Obama before a congressional recess begins next week.

    The 1,071 page, 8-inch-thick measure combines $281 billion in tax cuts for individuals and businesses with more than a half-trillion dollars in government spending. The money would go for infrastructure, health care and help for cash-starved state governments, among scores of programs. Seniors would get a $250 bonus Social Security check.


    And not one has read it.



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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    And not one has read it.
    where's your evidence that "no one has read it"?

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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    $787 billion that the US do not have. Smart move

    Better than bailouts however, which is just throwing away money you didn't have into the flames.


    I wonder how many generations that will suffer for the past generation..
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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    where's your evidence that "no one has read it"?


    Hit the play button.


    And tell me. can you read 1100 pages in less than what 12 hours?
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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    I realise this is an important bill but a lot if not most that are voted on or passed are not read by most. There are far too many and they are far too big. This is one of the many curses of centralised, bureaucatised, overbearing gov't.
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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    $281 billion in tax cuts for individuals and businesses
    Amazing that you give tax cuts when you have government federal deficits.. That will just be counterproductive. Those taxes WILL have to be payed eventually, and when they do have to be payed an even worse economic crisis will start.. The hangover of the overspending time, which we just keep postponing.
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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Hit the play button.


    And tell me. can you read 1100 pages in less than what 12 hours?
    Thats not evidence that "no one has read it", its just his opinion.. But it is reasonable however.. Why in the world is the document 1100 pages in the first place in a time where government need to try to be more transparent?
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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Hit the play button.


    And tell me. can you read 1100 pages in less than what 12 hours?
    yes you can, but that is beside the point. He is grandstanding. He knows very well that most of the bill has been available for days if not over a week. It is not like they ripped up the house and senate bills and totally rewrote the whole thing.

    And it is so funny, that the Republicans are acting like spoilt children on this issue, and yet they have managed to read it well enough to get several parts taken out and criticized other parts...... so much for not having time to read it.

    Or maybe it is because he is too thick to read fast enough.... and has he ever heard of delegating? lets see.. 11 people, 100 pages each.. can read that in what.. 2 hours if we stretch it?.. especially since the content aint exactly "new".

    Sorry, but just another attempt by the Republican's to act like spoilt children.....waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh mommy I want my candy... wahhhhhh
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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    and another irrellevant post by petey.
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    Re: House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    where's your evidence that "no one has read it"?
    Has anyone in the Senate spoken up and said they have? Yeah, I thought so.
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