Obama fails to gain GOP backing He vi...

Obama fails to gain GOP backing He visits Capitol looking for v...

There are 199 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 28, 2009, titled Obama fails to gain GOP backing He visits Capitol looking for v.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Trying to build support for his $825 billion economic stimulus plan before a crucial vote, President Barack Obama traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, but he continued to meet a stubborn wall of complaints from ...

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John Birch

Oranjestad, Aruba

#1 Jan 28, 2009
I don't believe you can dump a trillion dollars anywhere and control enormous waste and corruption that is inevitable. Something has to be done-true-but "burning" a trillion dollars just to make that claim is laying an enormous burden on future generations.
arrest bush

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Jan 28, 2009
Isn't it amazing that the Republicans couldn't give a trillion dollars to help the Iraqi's fast enough. But when it comes to helping America, there is a problem for them.
green jobs

Colton, CA

#3 Jan 28, 2009
I think green jobs are the answer. read the article on this website. It gives you a great explanation on what a green job is and How to find Green jobs.

http://www.greenjobsgreenbay.com/
hope

Conroe, TX

#4 Jan 28, 2009
Do not pass the "stimulus" bill.

You don't rob Peter to pay Paul.

Ever since the polls predicted an Obama win, the economy has slid downward at record paces.
hope

Conroe, TX

#5 Jan 28, 2009
The "stimulus" package is not stimulating anyone to spend money, but scaring the living daylights out of everyone.

The "stimulus" package is in record amounts--much more than the Iraq and Afganistan wars combined.

Cut taxes for the people who pay taxes. Give the people cash to stimulate the economy.

“Here's looking at ya!”

Since: Jul 07

Kulpsville, PA

#6 Jan 28, 2009
arrest bush wrote:
Isn't it amazing that the Republicans couldn't give a trillion dollars to help the Iraqi's fast enough. But when it comes to helping America, there is a problem for them.
I have noticed that also!
No More Worry

Easton, PA

#7 Jan 28, 2009
GOP is not important anymore.

All Wars fail!

Democratic would be smart not to follow
in GOP's Shoes.
No More Worry

Easton, PA

#8 Jan 28, 2009
GOP is not important anymore.

All Wars fail!

Democratic Party would be smart not to follow in GOP's Shoes.

and that means waging war against the people!
BIB

Allentown, PA

#9 Jan 28, 2009
Don't worry President Obama, We will be watching who doesn't vote for this package and will take care of them next election. Signed: The Independents
cynically crazy

United States

#12 Jan 28, 2009
After reading the comments the real problem is very clear.It is time for politicians, and people, to realize that nothing is going to be solved adhering to party lines. We need elected officials to have the resolve to act on behalf of the people.
hope

Conroe, TX

#13 Jan 28, 2009
We won the Iraq war. We freed the Iraqi people from Saadam Hussein who murdered far more people than the casualties of war; he would have continued murdering his people at higher record amounts.

Yes, we want Obama to succeed to get us out of this economic mess. He accelerated the mess by promising to tax our employers right out of business. But, frankly, after a week of listening to his actual plans, confidence in him is dwindling.

Obama did not win by a mandate. There are many right now regretting their vote for him.

You can't rob Peter to pay Paul. Who's going to pull Peter out of it? China?
Homer

United States

#14 Jan 28, 2009
Oh well, he tried what can you expect from a bunch of Republicans.
Homer

United States

#15 Jan 28, 2009
BIB wrote:
Don't worry President Obama, We will be watching who doesn't vote for this package and will take care of them next election. Signed: The Independents
yes indeed
Voter

Walnutport, PA

#16 Jan 28, 2009
BIB wrote:
Don't worry President Obama, We will be watching who doesn't vote for this package and will take care of them next election. Signed: The Independents
And the intelligent voters will be watching who votes for this waist full stimulus plan. The plan take care of all his pollitical friends and projects.
PATRIOTIC

Allentown, PA

#17 Jan 28, 2009
Only the Morning Call could manage to see Obama's efforts as a failure. His visit to congress was a discussion, not an argument to be won or lost. We now have a president who can actually listen and understand. He doesn't even need the GOP votes to pass the package, but might have enhanced his ideas about the job ahead. It's no wonder the paper is in big trouble.
Doomed

Allentown, PA

#18 Jan 28, 2009
300 million for contraceptives stimulates....what? not the economy! Millions for the NEA? stimulates what? This bill is half again too large with that kind of spending best hashed out in the age olkd appropriations process.

It is clear that the Democratic controlled Congress is using this as cover to push a number of their pet projects, designed to buy votes from future welfare, entiltlement, and handout constituents, and want Republican "cover votes" to get away with it. The rush on this obscene level of spending says it all. They do not want an increasingly educated public to create the kind of backlash like occurred with the first attempt at the TARP "bailout."
arrest bush

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Jan 28, 2009
hope wrote:
We won the Iraq war. We freed the Iraqi people from Saadam Hussein who murdered far more people than the casualties of war; he would have continued murdering his people at higher record amounts.
Yes, we want Obama to succeed to get us out of this economic mess. He accelerated the mess by promising to tax our employers right out of business. But, frankly, after a week of listening to his actual plans, confidence in him is dwindling.
Obama did not win by a mandate. There are many right now regretting their vote for him.
You can't rob Peter to pay Paul. Who's going to pull Peter out of it? China?
Wow!! I have never seen so much wishful thinking (I use the term thinking lightly), in one post.
Doomed

Allentown, PA

#21 Jan 28, 2009
Please explain to me how money, to be made available to ACORN, is a "stimulus?" Stimulus to more voter fraud in the 2010 congressional races?

"House Republican Leader John Boehner issued a statement over the weekend noting that the stimulus bill wending its way through Congress provides $4.19 billion for "neighborhood stabilization activities."

He said the money was previously limited to state and local governments, but that Democrats now want part of it to be available to non-profit entities. That means groups like ACORN would be eligible for a portion of the funds."
Um no

Florham Park, NJ

#22 Jan 28, 2009
arrest bush wrote:
Isn't it amazing that the Republicans couldn't give a trillion dollars to help the Iraqi's fast enough. But when it comes to helping America, there is a problem for them.
So then this trillion dollar "stimulous" package (really nothing more than pork), if passed, gives a nod to the Iraq war saying it was a good idea? Because really, expecting this spending to go through approves of prior actions just like it.

I can't wait to see the clean carbon demonstration in action! THAT will be stimulating.

Contraception turns me on, too. And Amtrak! Whoa baby!

“Obamunism - Political Failure”

Since: Feb 08

Out here in the country

#23 Jan 28, 2009
Doomed wrote:
Please explain to me how money, to be made available to ACORN, is a "stimulus?" Stimulus to more voter fraud in the 2010 congressional races?
"House Republican Leader John Boehner issued a statement over the weekend noting that the stimulus bill wending its way through Congress provides $4.19 billion for "neighborhood stabilization activities."
He said the money was previously limited to state and local governments, but that Democrats now want part of it to be available to non-profit entities. That means groups like ACORN would be eligible for a portion of the funds."
Most of this is just payback to those that got him elected. Look for more in the future. He is going to "tank" the auto makers in favor of using Cal emission standards which will further depress the sale of autos. I'm all in favor of being environmentally smart, but is California a good model for anything really?

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