I consider my self a political independent. I'm not super politically savvy but I'm trying to learn and stay somewhat current. I'm open to other ideas (very open), but I don't need to be preached at or bashed. k, thanks.
Did someone actually say "We won, we write the bills"...? Nancy Pelosi right?
That's not very Obama like... Not very "all inclusive",
it bothers me that Democrats seem to think they have all the answers... don't we have different parties so that there's balance?
I voted for Obama because I was under the impression that he thought, in order to fix the country we needed to do what was best for everyone... both major parties included.
Have they even looked at the stimulus package?!?!
I heard on the news today that the bill is at least 1,000 pages. I heard that most haven't even read it. How can you vote with a clear conscious on something you haven't read? I mean come on, the first thing you teach young adults is to not sign their name to something without having read it first.
I'm with the Republicans on this one. Shouldn't we be eliminating the things we could do without?... We've waited this long (and it's not designed to be a quick fix)- let's revise it. I'm not sure spending inane amounts of money when we already have none is the best course of action.
I hope that IF the bill doesn't stimulate the economy in the way intended, Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are willing to accept responsibility.
http://www.stimuluswatch.org/ - I think this is pretty cool - shows a breakdown of the package as it updates. Don't know if it's terribly accurate but I couldn't find a decent breakdown.
I'd also like to say that I do believe some of these things will help the economy, it's just that it needs heavy revision.
I also don't understand where all this money is going to come from. Taxpayers? How is that going to happen if everyone is receiving a tax cut? The rich (that will be taxed) are supposed to single handedly provide all this money? Didn't they earn that money? I'm willing to bet that the rich are not the ones who over used their credit to buy things that they couldn't afford. Eh, I'm not sure that's fair. (If you know where the money is coming from I'd love to know!)
On another note,
My thoughts go out to the families of the N.Y. plane crash. :(