Jan 29 2009
It seems the House passed bill on ‘stimulus’ is not going to survive the Senate. First off, no Republicans (rightfully) voted for it and 11 Democrats joined them. NowÂ Rassmussen is showing that support and opposition for the bill is now equalized:
Forty-two percent (42%) of the nationâ€™s likely voters now support the presidentâ€™s plan,Â …Â The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it …
3% points is statistically a tie. The fact is Obama and the Dems have promised to fix the economy, but this bill doesn’t do anything for months and years from now. Smart politicians know America has no patience or understanding about how government works and how long things take to get done. So when the economy stubbornly remains bleak it will be the Dems and their false-hope promises who will be on the hook for the failure of DC.
I look forward to the GOP pushing hard on this bill, to the point it could just die. Which is the best path forward, unless Democrats plan to unshackle private industry and individuals with tax cuts and deregulation. Since that is not going to happen, it is best DC do no more harm.