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Originally posted by windwaker
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Hey, I guess it's okay with me...As long as I get my $1,000,000 grant from the government to pay for my ant-mating research, I'm fine. (That's on page 954 of the bill, by the way.)
Late Thursday night, more than 24 hours after the announcement of a deal with the Senate, the House Rules Committee posted the final version of H.R.1 -- the compromise stimulus package that is scheduled for a vote on Friday.
(links given to 4 documents: Text of the Conference Report - Division A, Text of the Conference Report - Division B, Joint Explanatory Statement - Division A, Joint Explanatory Statement - Division B
Since we published the first version of the stimulus back on January 24, Huffington Post readers have spent countless hours combing through its evolving versions to figure out precisely what the taxpayers are being asked to fund.
My problem with this situation is the fact that Pelosi and her cohorts edited the bill by themselves late Wednesday and did not make the text of their changes available till 11:00 PM Thursday, 10 hours before the vote. You can't tell me that is acceptable for a bill of this magnitude. Hell, even looking at the PDFs available doesn't really reveal anything. Oh and if you think Pelosi is intelligent you are quite mistaken in my opinion. The woman needs to be on meds. She's a post-menopausal nutjob.
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by mental modulator
I just don't think you understand what is happening here. We are trying to save debt that should be destroyed, and inflating a demand bubble that isn't there. We've heard many in the industry and in government say this very thing. Creating artificial demand bubbles destroy economies down the road. What we are experiencing right now is a manipulated market, not a free-market meltdown. And this isn't socialism, it's fascism.
Can anyone think of a bill in the last 8 or so years that was likely read completely (on either a by page or a by the pound basis)? (Think line item legislation IMHO). The "pork barrel" "Legislative Branch" could stand to take some notes, I think...
Originally posted by Darky6K
The funny thing is, that the Republicans are SAYING they haven't seen anything, yet they're saying what's in the bill. Someone's lying