Obama courts GOP backing on stimulus

Obama courts GOP backing on stimulus

There are 69 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 27, 2009, titled Obama courts GOP backing on stimulus. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

President Barack Obama , trying to build support for his economic stimulus plan in advance of a key vote, traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to ask House and Senate Republicans to back the massive $825 billion ...

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MDK

Mount Pleasant, SC

#62 Jan 29, 2009
Dan-Chicago wrote:
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Well it isn't 50 million dollor private jets and 1 million dollar decorating jobs for CEO's.....My idea to fix the problem? Give the American people some of their freakin money back by reducing federal taxes and stop the ridiculous spending already. Out of 800 billion dollars only 250 million is actually going towards "stimulating" the economy the rest is new spending. Much of this money is going to social programs, which does not creat jobs. We cannot spend our way to prosperity. The worst thing about ALL of this mess is that President Obama and Congress are squabbling over how best to spend our money on everything and everyone except US!
And I still see a lot of complaining but you have yet to give your solutions. Do you have any? No, I didn't think so.

“Freedom is not Free”

Since: Nov 08

Berwyn, IL

#63 Jan 30, 2009
MDK wrote:
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And I still see a lot of complaining but you have yet to give your solutions. Do you have any? No, I didn't think so.
And what do you have. I call it for what it is a NEW new Deal. And we all know what that did, a little good and a lot of bad.
You betcha

Reisterstown, MD

#64 Jan 30, 2009
MDK wrote:
The rants on this thread are pathetic. You complain about the economy yet when someone is trying to actually do something about it, all you you can do is spew lies and paranoid delusions. I'm really surprised that you people didn't accuse Obama of funneling money to terrorists!!!
You people are too ignorant to see that this will put unemployed people back to work. It's been proven that building on our, yes, OUR infastructure (not Iraqs or Afganistans or Pakistans))will help boost our economic future.
Republicans all of a sudden care about too much spending. After the last 8 years. You have got to be joking. At least Obama is trying to make a difference but for the GOP, it's business as usual. I would like to hear how you brillant people would handle the economic woes of this country. Can't wait for that. And please enlighten me to what Bush did. That should be even better!
The GOP= Party first Country last.
Amazingly enough some people would rather live in a republican cardboard shack than see a democrat succeed. They only listen to their messiah Limbaugh.
MDK

Mount Pleasant, SC

#65 Jan 30, 2009
The Crooks In DC wrote:
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And what do you have. I call it for what it is a NEW new Deal. And we all know what that did, a little good and a lot of bad.
Still no ideas. Typical. And I believe what Obama is doing will help. It worked for FDR. Is your money in the bank insured? You can thank The New Deal for that. Please tell me about all of the harm it created? I can't wait to hear.
moreofthesame

Chicago, IL

#66 Jan 30, 2009
MDK wrote:
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Still no ideas. Typical. And I believe what Obama is doing will help. It worked for FDR. Is your money in the bank insured? You can thank The New Deal for that. Please tell me about all of the harm it created? I can't wait to hear.
Put the Glas Stegal Act back into place - the one that clinton signed to repeal that put us where we are today! FDR killed 256,000 and got us into a world war we should have been in - is that you solution?
Other than that - do nothing and let the system work, the system that's been working for the last 70 years!
Markets go up and markets go down. Piling up more debt isn't the answer to anything
quills

United States

#67 Jan 30, 2009
Nothing more than Democratic spending to try and solve problems. Only 11% of the 800+ billion will be used to create jobs and help economy! Rest is pork to help Obama sell the program to people he owes for getting elected. He is no changer just a spender and conman like all other politicians. He came out of the Cook County political system just like many others like Blagojevich and see what just happened to him. Don't think there aren't some skeletons in his closet. Would love to see him go down just like Blago. And for you racists out there it is not because he is half black, it is because he is an unproven because he is lucky corrupt politician.
MUNNIE

Roslindale, MA

#68 Jan 30, 2009
Ah. He didn't get any help from Repugs.

“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#69 Feb 2, 2009
President Obama’s pick for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, is being urged to lay the foundation for “global governance” by considering “international taxation” measures to loot more money from U.S. taxpayers.

The recommendation is included in the report,“The Global Agenda 2009,” which is being considered by the World Economic Forum (WEF), meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 28 - February 1. The WEF is not an official government group but does include dozens of government, corporate and labor leaders at its annual meetings.
http://www.newswithviews.com/Kincaid/cliff292...

Besides, Barack Obama himself is half white. In fact, his maternal ancestors, the Dunham family, have been living in this country since the 1600s. Why don’t we hear more about his White heritage? Does Obama not want to identify with our Colonial heritage?

It’s ironic too, that Obama is not even descended from American Blacks, but from a Kenyan.
http://www.newswithviews.com/Wall/allan110.ht...

Lets look at some of these desperately important life savers stuck into the bail out bill. Film and Television Productions (of course that’s the first thing you think of when your raft is sinking at sea with sharks circling, what movie is airing Friday night); Wooden Arrows designed for use by the kiddies (With Terrorists threatening and attacking, all kids should have loaded wood and arrow sets) Let’s not forget the Exxon Valdez, there are pages of earmarks for litigants in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill; We have to spend big bucks on Virgin Island Puerto Rican Rum; (Foreign rum is the first thing you need when losing your job and home) Then there is money for Auto Racing Tracks and Wool Research…..on and on the insanity goes!
http://www.newswithviews.com/Roth/laurie150.h...

YES WE HAVE "CHANGE!!"
Obama tell us about DSA

Brea, CA

#70 Feb 3, 2009
Please see
www.chicagodsa.org
click on New Ground 122

It contains a plan that has exactly what the Stimulus Bill spells out.

DSA=Democratic Socialist of America.
It explains the plan to redistribute income and wealth.
They want to cut business incentives and use that money to increase Government jobs.

Stimulus Bill=DSA plan to Socialize USA.

It's located in Chicago, Obama's hometown.

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