A quick post because this really fired me up when I read this post from Open Congress called Pressure from All Sides. They printed part of a letter addressed to Nancy Pelosi from the Progressive Caucus which are the 71 most liberal members of Congress and this is what has me so fired up about Obama's Spending Plan:
Congress Daily ($):
“Simply put, the Senate-passed version will not address the urgent fiscal, social, and educational needs of this country,” the letter said. “In fact, we fear that we may only get one bite at this apple. Therefore, we must take this opportunity to act boldly now.”
House Democratic leaders continue to bristle at the Senate compromise. Over the weekend, Pelosi raised concerns about the cut to the state fiscal stabilization fund.
Sources in a closed-door Democratic leadership meeting Monday evening said that members remain generally angry about the cuts.
Wait a minute. You mean the 71 most liberal leaders are NOT VIEWING the "STIMULUS" plan as a way to stimulate the economy but as a way to address urgent social and educational needs? That's where all of the pork and crazy, non-economic stimulating items are coming from.
That's what Obama's isn't telling you. This bill is not an URGENT STIMULUS BILL ONLY. The Democrats that control Congress view it as a way to address social and educational needs of the country. Why isn't President Obama telling the full truth about his spending plan?
This is why the spending plan isn't bi-partisan. It is because the Democrats and the President just don't want it as a way to fix the economy they want it as a way to fix other non-economic "problems" that they think we are lacking and they will use your tax dollars to do it, but tell you "IT WILL BE CATASTROPHIC" if the bill doesn't get passed. SHAMEFUL. Even you President Obama supporters will find this impossible to deny.