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    assume that Obama would have to negotiate with the Senate GOP when in reality Obama knew that it is really the Senate Democrats who he would have to negotiate with.

    Obama essentially disarmed the Senate GOP with his $300 billion tax cut proposal.  Now Obama will be negotiating with the Senate Dems to whittle the tax cuts down.

    It will be interesting to see what the stimulus package ends up being.

    My prediction: $1.2 trillion with only $150 billion for middle class tax cuts and the rest spending for infrastructure, education, health care, energy, etc.

    I am still predicting that there will be a package to be signed by Presidents' Day weekend.  The January unemployment numbers (that come out the first Friday in February) are going to be too UGLY for the Congress to NOT pass something for Obama to sign.

    "Because we won...we have to win." Obama - 6/6/08. WELL WE DID IT!!! 11/4/08

    by Drdemocrat on Fri Jan 09, 2009 at 06:05:41 PM PST

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