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  1. #1 Is Pelosi Panicking? Leaked Memo Lashes Out at Republicans 
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    This is a memo from Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Democratic members sent after the stimulus vote yesterday. Pelosi is apparently panicked at Republicans’ success in uniting against her hyperpartisan actions in shutting them out of the formulation of the stimulus bill and in peeling nearly a dozen Dems off to vote in opposition.

    Here is the full text of the memo leaked to HUMAN EVENTS this morning.

    Memo
    Fr. Speaker of the House $217,400.
    To: Interested Parties
    From: Brendan Daly
    Pelosis Communication director .$163,000 /yr
    Re: The Republican Problem
    Date: January 29, 2009

    The House Republican Leadership put its Members in another politically untenable position yesterday: trying to reclaim the mantle of lower taxes and small government -- at the exact time when economists of every ideological stripe agree that government investments are the only way to get our economy moving again and make us competitive for the long term.

    So yesterday, while we are facing the greatest economic crisis in decades, Republican House Members ended up voting unanimously against:

    * Jobs in their own communities

    * Tax cuts for 95 percent of American workers

    * Long overdue investments that will transform and grow their economies to compete globally

    * Critical services in their own communities, such as police officers, teachers, and health care

    Instead, their substitute did not create as many jobs and it increased the number of people subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax.

    The hypocrisy of the Republicans complaining about the process does not obscure the record of recent Republican leadership:

    * 2.6 million American jobs were lost in 2008 alone.

    * The national debt has almost doubled in the last eight years; the debt borrowed from foreign countries has tripled.

    * The Clinton Administration left a record budget surplus. President Bush turned it into the worst deficit in American history.

    * We face an economic recession unrivaled since the Great Depression, as a result of years of failure to invest in our own global competitiveness, failures to bring common sense to Wall Street and our housing market, and tax policies that favored massive corporations and most affluent individuals.

    This is not the first time the Republicans in the House have unanimously voted against a needed economic package. The last time, in 1993, when Democrats voted for tough action to clean up after Republican economic mess, not a single Republican voted for the legislation that produced record surpluses and a balanced budget.

    Once again this week, as another Democratic President and Democratic Congress worked to address historic deficits and recession brought on by Republican mismanagement of the economy, not a single Republican voted for the legislation. There's a pattern here of Republican economic mismanagement and Democrats stepping up to do what's needed for the good of the country while Republicans acted in a partisan and irresponsible manner.

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    * Jobs in their own communities

    * Tax cuts for 95 percent of American workers

    * Long overdue investments that will transform and grow their economies to compete globally

    * Critical services in their own communities, such as police officers, teachers, and health care
    Wow! Those were in the package?? We must've been given another version of it. Shame on those Republicans!
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    I didn't know ATV Trails gave me lower taxes.

    Man, my whole view on politics and economics has just been reshaped.
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    * Jobs in their own communities
    What jobs are being created by this give away? According to the MSM, this creates zero jobs!

    Is ACORN going to create jobs with the billions they received in this package? Probably to ensure that no conservatives ever get elected again.

    link to the article

    Sen. David Vitter, R-La., told FOX News Tuesday that the money could be seen as "payoff" for groups' political activities in the last election. ACORN generally supports Democratic candidates and actively backed President Obama last year.
    But he said the funding is just one example of frivolous spending items in the $825 billion package.
    "It's just a long list of spending items. Not a real economic stimulus job creation bill," Vitter said. "It's line after line after line of favorite liberal spending programs, and it amounts to a big government bill -- not a job creation bill."
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    The centerpiece tax cut calls for a $500 break for single workers and $1,000 for couples, including those who don't earn enough to owe federal income taxes.
    How can you give someone that doesn't pay taxes a tax break?

    Denver public schools are scheduled to get $54.9 million in federal stimulus dollars for 2009-10, but that comes with strings attached. Does it 'create' jobs? No it does not and neither does any other money to other school districts!

    This entire 'stimulus' bill is nothing more than a pig with lipstick, and a huge burden to future tax payers. By the time the commissars in the politburo get through, future tax payers will be totally screwed.
    "If every poor man is to come here and start requesting money for all his children, the applicants will never be satisfied and the nation's finances will collapse." Emperor Tiberius: Tacitus:Annals




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    Once again this week, as another Democratic President and Democratic Congress worked to address historic deficits and recession brought on by Republican mismanagement of the economy, not a single Republican voted for the legislation. There's a pattern here of Republican economic mismanagement and Democrats stepping up to do what's needed for the good of the country while Republicans acted in a partisan and irresponsible manner.
    There's the spirit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Just what the Obamassiah had in mind.
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    Republican House members are claiming that their bill actually created twice the jobs at half the price. If true, don't expect that little fact to be published.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    The hypocrisy of the Republicans complaining about the process does not obscure the record of recent Republican leadership:

    * 2.6 million American jobs were lost in 2008 alone.
    The hypocrisy of Democrats is the 500-pound gorilla in the room when they accused Bush of being a dictator; a dictator who couldn't seem to control Democrats who pushed the GSEs to the point of failure, causing the collapse of our economy and the loss of jobs. They point the finger at their adversaries when the guilt lies primarily in their own party.
    Nothing says "idiot inside" better than an Obama/Biden bumper sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I didn't know ATV Trails gave me lower taxes.

    Man, my whole view on politics and economics has just been reshaped.
    Wait till you get the bill for it!!!!
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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