Posted by: kmorrison33 | February 4, 2009

Republican Senators Put Together Alternative Stimulus Package

Republican Senators put together an alternative stimulus package that has a much lower price tag than the current version of the stimulus bill, as the AP reports that the current plan tops $900 billion. The Republican alternative allows home owners to refinance their home mortgages at a low interest rate that will help the home owner and help stabilize home prices in general.  This plan also provides more money for infrastructure projects than the current bill and cuts the payroll tax and the corporate tax to encourage economic growth and job creation.  Also, it requires spending cuts once the economy has rebounded helping to limit the amount of future government debt. CNN reports not only that their is a this second bill, but moderates are also working on the current bill trimming the excess pork…

Some Republicans want to take it a step farther than their party’s leaders. Ten Republican senators, including Sen. John McCain, want more funds — almost $90 billion — for infrastructure. They are shopping around a plan with a price tag of just under $500 billion.

“We can either fight the Democrat proposals, which would increase the deficit incredibly and mortgage our children’s futures and not beneficially stimulate our economy, which we will do, in many respects. But we have to have a proposal of our own,” said McCain, R-Arizona.

That version of the stimulus measure, put together by Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, is broader than the one proposed by GOP leadership, but narrower than the Democratic bill.

The group of Republicans met Tuesday to discuss their plan because they don’t believe their leadership’s approach, focusing exclusively on the housing crisis and tax cuts, is enough to jump-start the economy.

Another alternative that’s getting a lot of attention is a bipartisan plan from Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson and Maine Republican Susan Collins. The two moderate senators are looking at the current economic stimulus package and trying to scrub it of all spending that they say will not stimulate the economy.

One attempt to trim pork from the current bill was successful.  An ammendment passed sponsored by Tom Coburn that eliminated a $246 million dollar tax break for Hollywood movie companies.


Senator McCain has sponsored a petition protesting the current version of the stimulus bill…

Sign Vote No On The Stimulus Package Petition

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  1. I might be mistaken but didnt John McCain Ssay: THE ECONOMY IS FUNDAMENTALLY SOUND?

    He is so wishy washy we dont know if he is coming or a going!

  2. GOP talking point of the day from the Red Dawn Oracle:

  3. This is the faster way to Destroy America! Please pass this and help president Obama. Ops My name is really Sam

  4. What are the details of the Republican package???
    All I hear is talk, talk, talk – no real details. Lay it out and get on with the problem solving at hand. If both bills were laid out side by side, you might get more support!!! PUBLISH THE DETAILS OR SHUT UP

  5. [...] * Failing to report that the Republican Congressmen had developed a lower-cost alternative to the stimulus package that featured …. [...]

  6. This is the first time I comment here and I must say you provide genuine, and quality information for other bloggers! Good job.
    p.s. You have a very good template for your blog. Where did you find it?

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  8. Charles – how in the world were the Republicans suppose to come up with theirs when the Democrats rushed this through so quickly THEY didn’t even read it. They agreed to something THEY didn’t even read and Obama signed it.

    Smells like rotten fish to me!

  9. sparky, how were the republicans able to constructively criticize the democratic bill if they hadn’t read it?

  10. I too would have liked to have seen the Republican version stimulus plan in detail. The freedom of information act is there for us more informed citizens to see the truth. It seems the “mudslinging” between Red and Blue is worse than during any campaign. I’m just another person who has been laid off due to current events. I’m concerned about money, home and food as many others are. Although, the extra free time gives me the chance to dig into the issues more deeply. I recently told a friend who is extreme Democrat, my views. The Democrats have their version, the Republicans have theirs, and the truth is somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, most people are sheep with the IQ of a garden vegetable….PS, I too would like any advise on improving my recently established Blog. Thank you for your time, and Kudos on your site….

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  12. SARAH PALIN THE IDIOT

    I just looked at the Hannity interview with Sarah Palin and saw a idiot talking! This woman is embarrassing to the human race! To say that she would not rule out national seat I see as a threat to America. White republicans need to be educated about right and wrong! They need to know that they are responsible for voting in the worse President in America history “(PRESIDENT BUSH)! To think any white republican would think to vote for another idiot “(SARAH PALIN) is down right sicking and UNAMERICAN. Sarah Palin in a quitter and a idiot. Men and women are DEAD because of the white republican decision to vote in republican idiot “(PRESIDENT BUSH)! Sarah Palin talk about President Obama talking to world leaders that hate America as being stupid . Does she know that by not talking to these leader lead to two WARS. And many in the world hating America 9/11 is a example of not talking or getting involve in other people business. And innocent Americans pay the price. People like Sarah Palin and President Bush should be locked up for being STUPID! Story are coming out about the real Sarah Palin the woman who was pregnant before marry . The woman that had know control of her teen daughter who started having sex at age 13! Where was the parent??? Please for the country sell your book and stay out of Washington IDIOT!

    A AMERICAN CITIZEN

    • Classy. Not sure someone whom is clearly having difficulty writing in complete sentences should be calling others ‘stupid’ or ‘idiot,’ but to each their own. I didn’t vote for Bush either time, and while I believe Gov. Palin has received a bad rap she’s not my ideal candidate either. Everyone has the chance to speak their piece on this blog. The blog is here to encourage participation not consensus. I remain an ‘Unrepentant McCain Supporter,’ but don’t worry I have no interest in going to Washington.

      Another American Citizen and Independent Voter

  13. THE REAL STORY

    The real story about the condition of America….IT’S BETTER UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA! The country was in horrible condition facing a recession! President Obama stop the recession with the 750 billion dollars stimulus package. Save the automobile industry and over 10,000 auto jobs! Stop many banks for going under and save police teachers firemen&women jobs! After receiving the country from a Republican President that turn a surplus into debt and started two wars! President Obama stabilize the country and then pass historical bills for the American people! Healthcare Reform…Credit Card Reform..etc.. In two years President Obama did more then any other President before him. Given the condition of the country! The lie was started by the Republican Tea Party statement LIKE: President Obama was a socialist! The government is out of control spending! The deficit is was out of control! ALL LIES…The President receive the country 13 trillion dollars in debt and increase the debt by 1.5 trillion! If he allow the Bush tax cuts to expire the country will save 2 trillion in two. Returning the debt back to where the PRESIDENT RECEIVE THE COUNTRY! Showing the country under President Obama is on the right track! BUT the white control media and the white Republican Tea Party successfully demonize anything and everything President Obama attempted to do and got done! Both know that white American( Republicans base) HEAR IT! BELIEVE IT! and REPEAT IT! and never investigate pass the idiot the racist the fool that informed them! To the detriment of America! Any idiot knows what takes 8 years to mess up can’t be fix in two years! President Obama is doing the jobs of President the private sector has to do it’s part! VOTE REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!!!

  14. STUPID DECISIONS

    White Americans have made horrible decision in picking American’s Presidents! Many white Americans think white men are better Presidents! That thinking comes from America history of white American racism! This American white racism has hurt America and all Americans and the world! The time wasted hating and teaching hate has hurt America and stop America from going forward! The white American Republican Tea Party has gave American extremely stupid extremely racist politician! ONCE AGAIN!! After the midterm election once again America will suffer! Once again America will go backward not forward! Once again America will have to dig out of a Republican mess they will put American in! All because of the decision of white America and their racist and stupid decision to vote against the first black President! Throughout America history white Americans have gave America piss poor white Presidents! LIKE::: REPUBLICAN—Richard Nixon ( crook liar resign in disgrace) REPUBLICAN—Ronald Reagan ( introduce trickle down economic)—(Suffer from Alzheimer and refuse to resign because of love of power)!To date more whites call Reagan a hero of the Republican Party! Someone who suffer from Alzheimer! GO FIGURE!!!! George H. W. Bush—(liar —Stated”no new taxes” then raise taxes!) George W. Bush—( The worse President in American history! Started two wars Afghanistan and Iraq! Both wars where started without paying for them! The Iraq War was a war that should have never been started causing the needless death of American troops FOR NOTHING!!! Bush turn a surplus into debt. Now here comes two more idiot! Donald Trump and Sarah Palin! Both are idiot! Sarah Palin is a quitter and a horrible parent in my opinion a racist and a pure FOOL! Donald Trump would be a embarrassment to America with his three marriages and all his babies mama! His total disrespect for women proven with his attack on Rosie O’ Donald. In December 2006, O’Donnell criticized billionaire Donald Trump for holding a press conference to reinstate Miss USA Tara Conner, accusing him of using her scandal to “generate publicity for the Miss USA Pageant” (to which he owns the rights) by announcing he was giving her a second chance. Conner had violated pageant guidelines by clubbing and drinking underage, as well as having “wild nights” and alleged sexual liaisons (including kissing and “dirty dancing”) with Katie Blair, Miss Teen USA, in public, yet was allowed to keep her crown on condition that she enter drug rehabilitation. O’Donnell commented that due to Trump’s multiple marital affairs and questionable business bankruptcies, he was not a moral authority for young people in America. She stated, “Left the first wife, had an affair. Left the second wife, had an affair – but he’s the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America!” In response, Trump began a mass media blitz in which he appeared on various television shows, either in person or by phone, threatening to sue O’Donnell. He called names, threatened to take away her partner Kelli, and claimed that Barbara Walters regretted hiring her. Walters responded that both Trump and O’Donnell are highly opinionated people and that Trump has never filed for bankruptcy, but several of his casino companies did but are now out of bankruptcy. She also denied that she was unhappy with O’Donnell, saying, “I have never regretted, nor do I now, the hiring of Rosie O’Donnell.”BUT Donald Trump want to be PRESIDENT!

  15. THE TRUTH HURTS

    After the midterm election it was reported that 70% of the voters were WHITE! That means that white Americans voted against America. Know different then the terrorist that live to murder all Americans! White Americans voted for the Republican party that cause the horrible condition America is in! That also means that white Americans rewarded Republican for stupidity in sending American troop to Iraq for NOTHING! Causing over 4,400 and counting death of American troops needlessly! 65% of American troop are returning home with mental problems! 33% of American troops lost a limp!59% are facing divorce another 44% are losing their homes. 25% are homeless living on the street! YET WHITE AMERICANS REWARD THAT EVIL!!!! White Americans also reward Republicans for turning a surplus of American tax money into debt! White Americans rewarded Republicans for sending Americans jobs oversea and given tax breaks to do just that! Without a drop of solution to American problem without saying anything about solving American problems! WHITE AMERICANS VOTED FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE MIDTERM ELECTION!!! What is so horrible is that not one reporter not one Sunday talk show host will tell America the truth! They would rather blame President Obama policy! Policy that many white Republican Politician that voted against prior voted FOR! The white control media both Liberal and Conservative report negatively against President Obama! I believe base on the fact President Obama is black! White Americans historically have voted against America base on racism! 2010 midterm elections was just white America showing the change IS NOT in them! The truth is that Republicans care about power NOT AMERICA!!!!

  16. WHERE ARE THE AMERICAN POLITICIAN
    Aiyana Jones has been dead a nearly a year and their is no legislation to change the wrongful death of American citizen especially children during a police raid. Their is not a bill on the floor of the Senate to protect children and senior citizen from police raids that might go wrong and cause accidental death! Or raids of the wrong home that end in death. Police officer are still making mistakes in black neighborhoods by raiding the wrong homes! Then given a past by our government to murder beat and disrespect innocent black people! Aiyana Jones was innocent and sleeping and the cop that murder her should never be a police officer and never be able to own a firearm. Immediately he should have been fire! That would have been the respectable thing to do in respect for the child’s wrongful death! Aiyana Jones death was the highest form of negligent by police officers and should had warrant the dismissal of the supervisor and the police officer responsible for the murder of Aiyana Jones! My question is where are the taxpayer’s Politician? Where is the justice for Aiyana Jones? Why should we as a people have to tell the government that Aiyana Jones death was WRONG WRONG WRONG! Why is it that white police officers are given a past to murder black males, black children,black senior citizen females and black police officers and are back to work before the body in the ground! No other profession will tolerate accidental death of co-workers and continue to be employed at the same job! But white cops can murder black cops and be promoted at their job! Why haven’t a politician at lease introduce a bill that would fire a cop that accidentally kill another cop! OH!!!! WAIT!!!! but in some states legislators have found it necessary to put a bill together! To stop and fine blacks with saggie pants!

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