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Democrats kill McCain's alternative stimulus plan
AP ^ | 2009-02-05

Posted on 02/05/2009 3:18:31 PM PST by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has killed an alternative economic stimulus plan by Sen. John McCain that would have cut income and payroll taxes but spent far less than President Obama's plan.

The party-line 57-40 vote against McCain's $421 billion plan came Thursday as a group of moderate Democrats and Republicans struggled to cut up to $100 billion from Obama's version.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 111th; betrayal; democratcongress; democrats; gopstimulus; karma; maverickrino; mccain; mccaintruthfile; owned; pwn3d; senate; stimulus; stimuluswatch; taxes; ussenate
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21 posted on 02/05/2009 3:34:37 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: shankbear

I don’t trust Comrade Juan McNuts on very much, but he does appear to be an occasional Fiscal Conservative.


22 posted on 02/05/2009 3:34:47 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (This isn’t an administration. It’s a sitcom.)
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To: stockstrader

He wants to show that he is now for the people. He realized he messed up big time voting for a bailout no one wanted(gee someone working for his campaign must not have informed him about the polls that showed that NO ONE WANTED IT) and maybe he knows his popularity in Arizona is going downhill and is afraid he might lose his Senate seat in 2010


23 posted on 02/05/2009 3:36:05 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rabscuttle385
A new plan is coming....FR Thread:

Treasury to unveil new bank rescue plan Monday

24 posted on 02/05/2009 3:37:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Any republican voting for the bill should be blackballed by the RNC.

Which reminds me where is our new leader Steele?


25 posted on 02/05/2009 3:40:02 PM PST by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use violent force to preserve liberty deserve the tyrants that rule them. SP-0)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
He wants to show that he is now for the people. He realized he messed up big time voting for a bailout no one wanted(gee someone working for his campaign must not have informed him about the polls that showed that NO ONE WANTED IT) and maybe he knows his popularity in Arizona is going downhill and is afraid he might lose his Senate seat in 2010

I think you nailed it.

26 posted on 02/05/2009 3:43:59 PM PST by Swing_Thought (BHO: new lead engineer of the one party US socialism express)
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To: rabscuttle385; All

Who among you could doubt Senator McCain’s intentions?


27 posted on 02/05/2009 3:44:43 PM PST by Cedric
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To: acoulterfan

Exactly.......but leave it to RINO’S in the senate to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. We all need to call/fax the senate. Not ONE GOP Senator should vote for this liberal wet dream of a bill. Let the commie left OWN it.


28 posted on 02/05/2009 3:48:53 PM PST by MamaLucci (Let's ALL "forget" to pay our taxes.....hey, Nobody's perfect....)
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To: rabscuttle385

What irony, McRINO thrown under his own bus, the ‘Straight Talk Express’ by his faux friends, fellow Senate ‘Rats.

Back it up ‘Rats, put another set of tread marks on that POS!


29 posted on 02/05/2009 3:49:35 PM PST by mkjessup (You are either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE dammit!)
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To: rabscuttle385
He won't. There is no bipartisanship and any GOP Senator who votes for the porkulus bill deserves to be shown the door next year!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

30 posted on 02/05/2009 3:50:34 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385
Perhaps now McCain will finally realize that the Democrats are NOT his "friends."

Never. The man is an idiot.

31 posted on 02/05/2009 3:51:55 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: rabscuttle385
"Democrats kill McCain's alternative stimulus plan"

Hey McCain: Here is a little help for all of the promised wonderful new-tone bi-partisan Dem support:


32 posted on 02/05/2009 3:56:51 PM PST by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rabscuttle385

Can modifications be made in the House to the stimuless bill?


33 posted on 02/05/2009 3:58:20 PM PST by Fred (Judd Gregg is a Tool of high Tech Lobbies)
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To: bamahead; Bokababe
The party-line 57-40 vote against McCain's $421 billion plan came Thursday...

Talk about getting owned.

Karma's a real bitch, ain't it, McQueeg?

34 posted on 02/05/2009 4:00:04 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: All

What this is, is a piece of theater.
McCain knew this bill was going nowhere.


35 posted on 02/05/2009 4:05:31 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: All

I really wish people would stop attacking McCain & Lindsey Graham.

They’re finally doing the right thing, and you guys are still attacking them.


36 posted on 02/05/2009 4:06:37 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: rabscuttle385

37 posted on 02/05/2009 4:14:19 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"If Obama wants his stimulus, he should ram it through with Democratic votes."

Prediction? That will be exactly what will happen after another week of branding Republicans as obstructionists. Dems will say it will be fixed in conference.

The Senate bill is larger, in dollars, than the House bill. In conference, $X billion will be trimmed, Dems will claim they cut fat, and the House total $ will be passed.

Just a thought.

yitbos

38 posted on 02/05/2009 4:18:11 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bamahead; rabscuttle385

One “Stimulus Plan” Down, one to go!


39 posted on 02/05/2009 4:18:30 PM PST by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: rabscuttle385
“Maybe McCain will finally see the light...or maybe not. Only time will tell.”

I think maybe not. Speaking of time; wonder when McStupid’s senate term will be up? Any Arizona folks out there? Also, please when his term is up, pleeeeeease elect a “real Republican” the next go round.

40 posted on 02/05/2009 4:22:30 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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