Do you have the text or an analysis of the bill I could look at?
Here's a link to the entire bill:
Yes, the Senate has plenty of time to fix this. But it shouldn't have even got this far.
Here are some of the lowlights:
-$7 billion for modernizing federal buildings.
-$600 million to purchase cars for the Federal government
-$650 million for those digital TV coupons (adding to the millions already spent)
But here is the worst part:
$252 billion in pure entitlement spending:
-$81 billion in Medicaid
-$36 billion in expanded unemployment benefits
-$20 billion in food stamps
-$83 billion in 'earned income credit', which are tax rebates' for those who don't pay taxes.
I don't think this is what President Obama had in mind when he said his stimulus package was going to be pork free. In fact, this wasn't an Obama bill, or something I would expect from him based on his campaign and statements he has made when president elect.
But this is sure what I would expect from a Nancy Pelosi left-wing congress...
Little of this bill will be going to infrastructure. This is a big time liberal Democrat spending bill; nothing more. And the repubs obviously recognized it for what it was.
Hey, you 'progressives' are in charge now. Your leaders in congress don't have to fool the public; just call 'em as you see 'em. But Nancy and company are once again trying to slip one by, and I'm glad the repubs are calling them out...