WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democratic and Republican senators have reached a tentative agreement for a $780 billion stimulus package, according to two Democratic sources and a GOP negotiator.
It's about time! Now stop whining Republicans, and let's get people back to work.
Wow... how many of you wanna bet the REPUBLICANS are going to claim CREDIT for doing absolutely NOTHING!
HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! Unbelievable.
THE REPUGS ARE ALL ABOUT "ME" NOT ABOUT WE THE PEOPLE.
Down goes America! Down goes America! Down goes America!
Let the socialism commence.
The Republicans are still ruining this country. Remember this in 2010.
Please explain to me a bill that does NOT spend money until 2010 and 2011...how exactly is that going to stimulate today?
The meltdown will happen long before they spend a penny.
Republicans happily and slowly dragged everybody into these mess, for 8 years, but they are not willing to help us.
Kill no more family, senators!.
Will it be enough?
It doesn't matter, the repubs will all vote 'no.' (even if the package is 100% of their worthless tax cuts.)
Wolfe just asked an amazing question...why would the senator from TN wants to bail out Banks and not the main streets.
The Senator apologizes for people who have lost their jobs, but we should not do anything while 19,000 a year continue to loose more jobs.
Republicans are just so stupid and so is the voters that elect them to congress.
We voted for Obama and more Dems....we voted for Change
wow that was quicker than i thought, glad they were able to stop dragging their feet and get this show on the road!
I love how White House is now saying 24 months to pull out of Iraq when Obama suckered your vote with a 16 month promise. Another broken promise.
Thank God that President Obama got off his idealistic behind and told it like it is to the public. The Republicans have been defining this debate, and they were spinning it to their advantage. They abused Obama's generosity and good intent to be inclusive, and had begun to spin a web of deceit to entrap him.
No doubt Obama's plan to go directly to the people and hold town hall meetings scared the bejesus out of them all – both Repubs and Dems. Also, the news reporting has been so unfair to Obama. They all let Bush get away with whatever, and were too scared to say anything against his administration. But here comes Obama, and in just three weeks, they expect him to fix everything. Shame on the media!
How very stimulating, neither side is happy and we are stuck paying for it. How about, investing for the future (education) and allowing some businesses to fail... Sounds like capitalism to me.
This will happen and Republicans will pay the price in 2010......................these are different times we should not compare the 90's with 2009. Times have changed and as a growinf society we need to change with the times. Republicans will be voted out of office not Democrats......................Obstructionists need not be in office to make political points. 4 million people out of job and counting, this not a statistic but real lives and I feel for them.
I thought there were only 4 Republicans that have signed on board ....so will this be considered the Democratic Stimulus bill?
DO THE MATH–The stimulus will cost over $200,000 for every job created. The American taxpayers are ripped-off. The bank bailout has little accountability–taxpayers ripped off again. When will we ever learn that the best people to solve this economic disaster ARE NOT the legislators who originally caused this debacle through incompetent management of expenditures and regulations.
Good job. It would be nice to know what makes up the $780b package before the next step. One republican is about as close to what could be suggested be the best way to go. Wait for Geitner to reveal his overhaul of $700k bailout.
it was reported that Sen. Gregg was going to abstain on the vote. Under the Senate rules doesnt that have the same effect as a vote against the package? Seems strange that he would not be supportive and it taking a "cop out" route.
I listened to Bob Corker's comments this evening. It was evident that he's a partisan jerk who's more interested in being a "republican" than helping the little guy, who by the way, won't be voting for him in 2012.
It would be a disgrace if Democrats allow Republicans to back them into a corner. Stop all the negotiating and vote. Shine the spotlight on the opposers. Those who vote against or filibuster will be exposed.
How about the Bank that announced today; it would rather not have $10 Billion bailout, than have to deal with the watchful eye of the Government.
What does that tell you about the "responsible" Republican side of this story? We've aleady given them what they said they needed to unscrew what they screwed up.
I agree with the republicans and all those people who can see Obama is taking us down the wrong path. And that our youth, years into the future, will be the tax payers working ever so hard to pay off our debt within a socialism type state of affairs controlled by big government.
if I understand the argument, the democrats want more money for the banks and the republicans want to give it to us?