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  •  It is time to stop this nonsense (0+ / 1-)
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    and start listening to the public.  Support for the stimulus package is in freefall.  More people are against it then for it by a large margin that is growing by the day.  It is time for congress and our president to wake up to this fact and stop this nonsense right now.

    Everyday this continues, it feels more and more like Bush's 3rd term.  Bush used government against the people and against what we wanted.  Bush also gave us more debt then any president in history.  These 2 things are the reason he was horrible.

    Currently, Obama is doing the exact same thing.  The majority of the public is demanding that he not use their money (more then $9,000 per family) on this very rsiky gamble that most people now realize will do very little and could even prolong the recession.

    Obama needs to tame his pride and admit he was wrong about his plan.  Then he needs to throw the stimulus package in the junk heap of history before it is too late.

    He could try again with a new package that focus' on jobs and grows GDP and see if the public supports it.  It is obvious that the current plan isn't focused and is almost a complete waste.

    To do this when their is almost no chance of success when we don't even have the money is nuts.  China is already hinting that they are done buying our debt.

    If that happens, then we are forced to print money and go the route of hyper inflation.  With that in mind, I can't imagine what he is thinking.

    Please listen to the public for a change.  We voted for Obama because he promised a government that would work for us, not against us.  

    Als, his campaign was centered on income tax cuts for 95% of America and that is why he won. That is the stimulus the public expected when they voted for him.  He never said during the campaign that he would attempt to take over $9,000 from every household in America nor would he have won with that plan.  Today he needs to swallow his pride and get back to his promises that won him the election.

    He is currently risking tax payer money on wasteful spending that will do nothing and push us closer to inflation or government default.  That is not what we the people asked for when we voted for him!

    •  what starts with a "t" and (3+ / 0-)
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      ends with an "l"...

      My heroes have the heart to live the life I want to live.

      by JLFinch on Thu Feb 05, 2009 at 06:14:55 PM PST

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    •  Public supports recovery bill (5+ / 0-)

      Fifty-two percent of Americans interviewed Wednesday night are in favor of Congress passing a roughly $800 billion economic stimulus package; 38% are opposed. These figures are nearly identical to those measured in Gallup polling last week, right before passage of the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, and are also in line with public support in early January.

    •  right now there is an economic emergency (0+ / 0-)

      modernizing our infrastucture and jumpstarting our economy will pay back more than whatever we invest in it. The real risk is doing nothing. We are looking at an economy contracting by millions of jobs and trillions in actual demand for goods and products. We NEED to get the pump primed and start up the economy again.

      •  The disagreement (0+ / 0-)

        is that many don't believe this spending will stimulate the economy.  Since the vast majority is against the package, I see no reason whatsoever to keep pushing it.

        The government is supposed to work for the people, not force people to pay for massive spending spree's they don't want.

        You may think this is important, but you are in the minority.

        •  that is simply untrue (0+ / 0-)

          recent polls show a slight majority of people support Obama's plan. It's not overwhelming, but it's there.

          Also, it doesn't really cost as much as you think, if we do nothing, any reputable economist is saying the economy will contract by 3 to 4 trillion dollars over the next few years. A huge contraction in the economy like that will of course be devastating to tax revenues.

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