The feeling of betrayal: When your heartbeat slows, a sick feeling rises up within, and a rush of depression sets in.
Outnumbered 58-41, all republicans had to do was hold the line, give the American people enough time to rise up in anger against their politicians and the battle would be won. And just when we needed them most, 3 of them walked to the other side.
FoxNews reports that the approaching 1 TRILLION dollar government spending plan has passed thanks to the help Arlan Specter of Pennsylvania,Susan Collins and Olympia Snow of Maine.
Senators have reached a tentative deal on a version of President Obama's economic spending plan, including about $811 billion in spending and tax cuts, that will win enough Republican votes to move forward.Just as our hero--Capitalism--was on the verge of victory----Betrayal. Now, the Left's troops are rushing in for the kill:
Sens. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Susan Collins of Maine appeared to be the critical Republicans to sign onto the bill, giving Democrats the 60 votes needed to advance to a final vote. Democrats also voiced confidence that Republican Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine also would vote for the plan.
Ted Ted Kennedy is summoned back
WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward M. Kennedy is returning to Washington to vote on the economic stimulus package, colleagues said this evening.George Will summed up how the process worked in passing this bill:
Frightened people are receptive to his pleas for large and quick action: Just do it -- we'll count the cost later. As Emerson said, when skating on thin ice, safety lies in speed, and the administration's confidence in what it is doing should be -- this is not its fault -- thin.The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) recently came out with numbers that say this bill will have a longer term harm on the economy than help. National Review went through the bill to confirm this.
We will count the costs eventually , and they will be many: Lower standards of living, massive inflation, and less geo-political power. An estimated 2.5 Trillion fiscal deficit, another 2 trillion toward fixing our banks, and now a 1 trillion spending spree. All in all, government is attempting the biggest power grab in the history of mankind. We don't have the money to pay for this, but government is doing its best to create wealth by simply printing it. The problem is that government cannot create wealth--rather only re-distribute it. Capitalism is dying, one bill at a time. Next up: Nationalized Health Care.