Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Next Step

TPMDC has it - the House passed the stimulus plan, even after Pres. Obama gave Boehner's boys and girls some of what they wanted. As far as I'm concerned, Senate Democrats should put back all that stuff the House "leadership" yanked out, from Medicaid support to money for improving the Mall, and then, after they pass it (even with 59 seats, Olympia Snowe of ME has signalled she will support the stimulus, so any Republican efforts to filibuster via refusing to cut off debate will fail), send it back to the House for reconsideration on the merits.

The Republicans never intended to vote for this thing anyway, so Pres. Obama should have given up trying. You don't reward a child who is throwing a tantrum; you don't reward Republicans in the same way.

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