The GOP Puts Party First, America Last
By: David Phillips
February 2, 2009
is obvious that the Republican Party wants the stimulus plan to fail, their vote speaks for itself (all No votes from the
House GOP) and it’s the same as wanting America to fail. Because if the stimulus and America fails, then the Republicans
can say "see I told you so, now vote GOP" in the next election.
And let me be the first to say as a Democrat, Obama
is messing up this Bill. There is not enough of the money going towards infrastructure repair which would not only create
scores of jobs, but when the jobs are done, there is something to show for our tax dollars that everyone benefits from. A
recent PEW poll showed that the majority of Americans also think that our Infrastructure is the best way to add new jobs and
stimulate the economy.
Obama tried to be accommodating to the Republicans,
he reached out with an open hand, and the House GOP bit it. Obama include almost 300 billion in tax cuts and removed a lot
of the pork projects, but still the House GOP caucus told the President they are not interested in bipartisanship when each
and every one of them, voted NO.
Well, now this Bill will be going to the Senate where
as we all know, there is so much more cooperation between the GOP and the Democrats (sarcasm). The Senate will retool the
Bill as to what they want in it, and between you and me, I will have no problem with the Democrats saying to the Republicans
in the Senate, what the Republicans in the House said to the President with their vote. Piss off.
Obama (not congress) has bent over backwards to include
the GOP ideas, and the House GOP screwed him over. I would not blame Obama one bit if he said to hell with it, I tried to
include the GOP and they would rather play politics and be obstructionists than help the American people by moving legislation
through Congress. This is the same tactics as the previous GOP Congress, the same GOP Congress who set a record for blocking
We all have our doubts on this plan or for that matter
any plan our government comes up with to help our economy, especially after Bush and the 2.2 trillion he gave away to financial
institutions the 12 months before he left office.
Obama said it will take 18 to 24 months before his plan
is fully in play and results, or lack of results, will be seen which will be just before the 2010 elections, which is the
play the Republicans are going by, they HOPE that it fails so they can campaign on it, and if it works the GOP is hoping that
Americans have a short memory (they do) and don't remember that all the Republicans voted against the success of America’s
economy and its President.
Obama’s stimulus plan may work or it may not,
but every economist has said that our economy will be even worse in the long term if we do nothing at all like the Republicans
voted for in the House the other day.
The Republicans: If we can't have a perfect Bill to
Stimulate the Economy, then we'd rather have no economy at all. With the Republican Party doing nothing but being obstructionists,
they are putting party ideology first and American citizens somewhere else down the line, and hoping that you, John Q. Public
doesn’t notice. Excuse me, I mean Joe Six Pack for you Republicans.
This week we will see what happens in the Senate and
if the Republicans continue to vote against our economy or for it. Rush Limbaugh who has publicly said that he hopes Obama
fails and that the stimulus plan fails, now seems to speak for all of the GOP, and Limbaugh said that “He” should
be allowed to decide where half of the stimulus money goes, maybe someone from his home state of Florida will turn over their
congressional seat to him so he can vote NO.
Republican’s in Washington are playing a dangerous
game of Chicken with you and me with regards to their stand on the Stimulus plan. Tens of thousands of job cuts are being
announced every week and the GOP says: this is what we want and if we don’t get our way, then we will vote no for everything.
Well, Republicans are the minority party in both the
Legislative branch and Executive branch of our government, and they better get used to it. Obama has reach out in hopes of
getting both parties to work together and so far it’s been one sided, maybe Obama will learn from this and he and the
Democrats in Congress can start passing legislation to fix our countries problems with or without the obstructionist Republicans.
is a Vietnam Era Veteran, a Democratic Party Activist, and David is also the Publisher and Editor of the online political
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