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While President Obama and the Senate are fine with the stimulus deal that appears headed for final votes in Congress on Friday and Obama's signature on Monday, the House is another matter.
And it's not just Republicans, who unanimously opposed the bill the first time around and continue to rail against the deal struck by the House-Senate conference committee on Wednesday.
Some House Democrats are upset with some of the changes made to preserve the support of three Republicans in the Senate, who wield virtual veto-power.
Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor
Originally posted by Maxmars
As to whether the people's will was EVER a consideration for these folks... I doubt it.
They only hear the corporatist and financial ideologues who maintain religious fervor in their defense of Keynesian economics (you know, trickle down, Reaganomics, Voodoo Economics, Make the rich richer and we all prosper).
You may notice that the more likely there will be mandatory disclosure and transparency of financial disbursement and disposition the less likely the Banks want to participate? That tells you just how 'severe' their problems are.
Somewhere on this planet there is an entity - be it corporate or human - which has increased it's economic power by trillions within the last few years.
And since the establishment of the Fed WE HAVE NEVER HAD A SAY in our national economy (as we have been indoctrinated to understand it.)
Originally posted by David9176
With the promise of more jobs, how can they refuse.
I guarantee most of them have no idea what is in the bill. Heck I don't even know all the details either. I don't have time to read 600 plus pages and neither do many other people.
It's BLIND FAITH.
A promise and people's hope that the promise holds merit.
Originally posted by FiatLux
Are you catching on now? Why do you think it`s 600 plus pages? I would bet, if you dug into that bill, there is something in it that they don`t want anyone to see..........health care anyone? Something that needs to be gone over with a fine tooth comb, and should be a bill in it self, not stuck in with another bill.