<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: We can't afford a bipartisan stimulus package

Monday, February 09, 2009

We can't afford a bipartisan stimulus package

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the U.S. will need an infusion of $2.9 trillion over the next three years just to keep us afloat. So Obama's original $800 billion stimulus plan was inadequate to begin with, and now it has been rendered almost completely useless by the so-called "bipartisan" Senate agreement.

It appears that Republicans are trying to force enough compromises in the stimulus bill to make it doomed to failure, and then they can vote against it and exploit "the Democrats' failed economy" in the next elections.

President Obama, we can't afford this kind of "bipartisanship." Produce a stimulus plan that will work, and stop asking for input or blessings from those who want to destroy you and our country.

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