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Make Them Talk

The Associated Press is reporting that GOP senators block alternative stimulus plan

WASHINGTON – The fate of $600-$1,200 rebate checks for more than 100 million Americans is in limbo after Senate Republicans blocked a bid by Democrats to add $44 billion in help for the elderly, disabled veterans, the unemployed and businesses to the House-passed economic aid package.

Make them talk. If they want to filibuster, make them filibuster. Keep the Senate open and make quorum calls. Make the Repubs put up or shut up. This is a much better stimulus package than the dishwater House bill, and a filibuster stalls progress on everything else, including the telecom amnesty bill, so make them talk.


1 Michael { 02.07.08 at 4:08 am }

But if people don’t get their pizza money the economy will collapse!

2 fallenmonk { 02.07.08 at 6:44 am }

I am getting very tired of the Dems just letting the GOP threaten filibuster. I agree make them go through the motions.

3 Bryan { 02.07.08 at 2:49 pm }

It would be nice if people could afford heat and food, but the Repubs don’t care as long as the corporate donors are happy.

McCain didn’t come back to vote, so it can’t be used against him, but the rest of the Repubs should be beaten about the head and shoulders for blocking this.