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  1. #1 Chuck The Schmuck Schumer Confident Economic Stimulus Will Pass In Senate 
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    “Republicans won’t have the luxury they did in the House of voting no and still letting it pass,” Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said about the economic stimulus package set to hit the Senate floor this week on “Face the Nation.”

    “This will pass with Republican votes because it is a good package and we will make some changes around the edges,” Schumer said. On those “changes,” Schumer said there are “little things” that will come out of the final package because Republicans can make amendments on the floor. “This is serious, serious stuff,” he asserted and said he hopes Senate Minority Leader does not do what House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) did in the House and just “say no.”

    “President Obama has been involved in this in a very forceful way,” Senator Schumer said. “It is a smoke screen “ to say that the president’s bill is different than the House of Representatives’ bill. Bob Schieffer asked how many Republicans he can count on to vote for the bill to which Mr. Schumer said, “I think we will get enough Republicans to pass this, the more the better.” “I would rather have a really good bill that helps our economy get out of this mess with sixty five votes than dilute the bill and get eighty votes,” he admitted.

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    Sometime this year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

    “Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
    “A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

    “Q. Where will the government get this money?
    “A. From taxpayers.

    “Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
    “A. No, they are borrowing it from China. Your children are expected to repay the Chinese.

    “Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
    “A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

    “Q. But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?
    “A. Shut up.”

    Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus

    check wisely:
    If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.

    If you spend it on gasoline it will go to Hugo Chavez, the Arabs and Al Queda

    If you purchase a computer it will go to Taiwan.

    If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, Chile, and Guatemala.

    If you buy a car it will go to Japan and Korea.

    If you purchase prescription drugs it will go to India

    If you purchase heroin it will go to the Taliban in Afghanistan

    If you give it to a charitable cause, it will go to Nigeria.

    And none of it will help the American economy.

    We need to keep that money here in America. You can keep the money in America by spending it

    at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on prostitutes, beer (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still in the US.
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    Chuckie seems pretty confident that the socialists will have enough RINO vote to pass the pork that the messiah wants so bad. Maybe he will and then again maybe not! We shall see this week if the republican senators cross the aisle or not.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post

    “This will pass with Republican votes because it is a good package and we will make some changes around the edges,” Schumer said. On those “changes,” Schumer said there are “little things” that will come out of the final package because Republicans can make amendments on the floor. “This is serious, serious stuff,” he asserted and said he hopes Senate Minority Leader does not do what House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) did in the House and just “say no.”
    Guess he hasn't paid too much attention to what the Republicans have been saying then.

    GOP leaders doubt stimulus bill will pass Senate
    By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 17 mins ago

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday the massive stimulus bill backed by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats could go down to defeat if it's not stripped of unnecessary spending and focused more on housing issues and tax cut.

    The Senate version of the bill, which topped out at nearly $900 billion, is headed to the floor for debate. The House bill totaled about $819 billion and earned no Republican votes, even though it easily passed the Democratic-controlled House. At some point lawmakers will need to compromise on the competing versions.

    McConnell and other Republicans suggested that the bill needed an overhaul because it doesn't pump enough into the private sector through tax cuts and allows Democrats to go on a spending spree unlikely to jolt the economy. The Republican leader also complained that Democrats had not been as bipartisan in writing the bill as Obama had said he wanted.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090202/...gress_stimulus

    Sounds to me, its going to fail.
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    It will go down to defeat if they leave stupid crap in the bill like 100's of millions to Acorn and other pork barrel programs.
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