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Friday, March 06, 2009

What's the opposite of stimulus?

Good news from our friend Tim Phillips at Americans for Prosperity, who emailed me this morning (more here):

Last night, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid $410 billion Omnibus to fund non-defense government spending through September was pulled off the Senate floor. This wasteful monstrosity did not have the 60 votes required for passage.

More news:

A senior Senate aide told me this morning that many Senators do not want a repeat of the Stimulus battle where their offices were literally shut down with telephone calls and their email was swamped with messages going after the wasteful spending.

You see, they’re talking about Americans like you.

When you fight, the politicians get awfully nervous – even on a bill the President, Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid assumed was an easy victory.

Really good news?

It appears at least 41 Senators object to the massive increase in spending -- 8% over last year's budget – and the larding in of 8,500 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion.
All 41 Republican Senators objected to a pork orgy - 8,500 earmarks - the likes of which no government on the face of the earth has ever seen? Okay, not all of them, but most of them? Pinch me, I must be dreaming.

The bad news: Looks like almost every Democrat is toeing the line with President Obama.