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GOP Frozen Out Of Stimulus Conference

From the website of the House Republican Leader John Boehner:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaves the floor of the Senate and walks to his office during deliberations on the economic stimulus bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.


February 11th, 2009

So this is “transparency” under the Democratic regime. . .

It appears that Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid’s staff met all through the night in secret with Democratic conferees’ staff to cobble together the “stimulus” conference report.  Republican conferees were frozen out.

The objective appears to be to produce a final conference report on the trillion-dollar spending bill by this afternoon so that floor action can take place in both chambers by Thursday.

They intend to ram this trillion-dollar spending bill through with as little debate and scrutiny as possible.

The House voted unanimously yesterday in support of a Republican measure stating that the American people should have 48 hours to review the bill prior to passage.  Will Democrats follow through?  Or will they do the opposite of what they voted to do yesterday?

Yes, this is Mr. Obama’s post-partisan politics.

This is the open and honest leadership the Democrats have been promising us.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “GOP Frozen Out Of Stimulus Conference”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    I contacted my one R Senator to thank him for not voting for this Generational Theft Act (he is the one who wavered but in the end walked out of the supposed ‘bi-partisan’ meeting).

    These are nothing but amoral, base, immature socialists whose only passion (aside from the revenge that they are exacting in this line of behavior) in life is power and We The People need to stand up and take them out before there is no America anymore.

    So much for ethical, civil, transparent and ‘for the people’. The only people this current bunch of Dems in D.C. are for is themselves.

    • Consilience says:

      wardmama4, I’m not sure the American people have the stomach for the price of “standing up”. If the thug messiah’s revival meeting is representative of his support, we have a “class” of people who want the gov’t to take care of them. The thug is clever, calling for a era of responsibilty, but setting up systems which encourage anything but—I wonder what would happen if folks just stopped paying taxes? Vote with our wallets—if a majority did, they couldn’t round up the whole group…

    • Howard Roark says:

      I wrote my lone R Senator, as well. At the risk of raising false hopes, I just heard that there may be another group of senators who confound the finalization of this bill–the blue dog Democrats.

    • wardmama4 says:

      Howard R – the Blue Dog Dems are the exact reason that The One ™ has been out on the campaign ‘The Stimulus Plan Is Good, Vote Today’ tour. The Dems hold control – so why the need for all the fear-mongering?

      The One’s Grand Plan is built on a house of cards and some Conservative blew on it. But the dirty little secret is that not all of the Dems are on the Generational Theft Act of 2009 bandwagon.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    Harry Reid’s Stimulus Package. Who’d want to support that?! – Without getting their hands dirty, blech!!!

  3. Weasel says:

    As much as I hate the democrat-socialist-pinko-commies, I don’t blame them for acting this way. We knew what they were and how they would act despite their campaign promises and “Hope and Change” talk. The blame should be heaped on the idiots who voted for them and on the GOP “leadership” for trying to be dem-lites, instead of true conservatives. Until the GOP talks conservative AND acts conservative, we are going to be on the outside looking in. The next time we get back in power, if there is a next time, we have to stick to our principles. The GOP wasted the 1994 Conservative Revolution and then shoved a “compassionate” vs real conservative down our throats and we are now paying a steep price for it. And given the size of the “crap” sandwiches that we are now being force fed, our kids and grandkids will also be paying a steep price for it too!

  4. Taxation without representation. Did we not fight against this one time before?

    I believe impeachment is our only choice.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      What? How did your congressman and senator vote?
      You were dully represented Jules……..just not to your liking! (or mine)

    • wardmama4 says:

      Actually not LD – this Generational Theft Act of 2009 reads like a liberal, social programs budget which is not what it is 1) presented as and 2) what is needed and 3) is un-Constitutional, as the items in a budget need to be voted on individually.

      So, in reality – it is taxation without Representation – as the CrapWeasels in Congress and their Leader – The One ™ are intentionally misleading and lying to the citizens/constituents. Therefore, We The People do not/are not being Represented.

      BTW, I too support impeachment – now, before it is too late.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I bow to not knowing fully the depth of the UNDERHANDEDNESS of the LEFT and the THEFT of the AMERICAN PROCESS of FULL DISCLOSURE!!
      My bad, and apologies to PJ. (will you execpt a RBtini as a gesture of friendship?)

  5. Confucius says:

    I wonder what Senators Spector, Collins and Snowe have to say now.

  6. U NO HOO says:

    “I wonder what Senators Specter, Collins and Snowe have to say now.”

    “We vote AYE!”

    Job creation: Pro-Porkulus legislators resign.

    • JohnMG says:

      Spector was on O’Reilly today–as full of shit as ever. You should have heard him lamely trying to explain his suck-up vote away. The GOP had better find what’s-his-name to run against him in the primaries again. We could have had a real conservative Republican as Pennsylvania’s Senator had the RSCC had any balls the last time and had Rove not insisted on backing the incumbent.

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