Comments on: With less than 70 minutes to spare… http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388899 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 21:29:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388899 eric it looks like the french will be the country that america looks to for help, the word terrorist is no longer politically correct.i can just see the countries two ambassadors in a huddle in the UN.now that there is a totally different stratagem.can the changes be that dramatic,are we going to change from water boarding to tickling feet.that would nice earner eric, supplying the feathers.incidentally no messages by pigeon they caught a bunch there in iran recently and said they were US spies,so that going harm obama/s plans?

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388867 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:50:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388867 Brian, do I believe that Bush was behind 9/11? If you mean do I think that the Bush admin planned it or stepped aside to allow it to happen than no. That’s pretty far fetched. Now, do I believe that they dropped the ball and ignored warnings from the outgoing Clinton admin, yes I do. I also think that they screwed up by not catching the high jackers who were on watch lists when they entered the country.
As for the Iraq war vote, Congress voted on the intel they were presented. They trusted that the information they were being given had been thoroughly confirmed and vetted. They were wrong. Even MI6 in the UK was duped by intel leaked from the US and then confirmed by US sources. It was one big circle of lies being confirmed by the liars.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388852 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 04:59:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388852 Here is one more for you getplaning. Also from Rasmussen (9 Feb 09):

“With the Senate poised to vote Tuesday on an $827-billion version of the economic recovery plan, 62% of U.S. voters want the plan to include more tax cuts and less government spending”

Low taxes. It works and its what people want.

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By: brain lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388844 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:16:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388844 can you see tc, eric is a typical liberal see how he slid around the other question frightened to answer because he knew we would watching like hawks.like the other birds he some times throws snowballs at.answer the dam question eric do you believe bush was behind 911.just open your mouth let it burst forth.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388843 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 21:31:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388843 TC-here’s the ACTUAL POLL from Gallup’s own website.

Jan 27, PRINCETON, NJ — As President Barack Obama tries to win over reluctant Republicans on his economic stimulus plan, a slim majority of the American public wants to see Congress pass the roughly $800 billion package of new government spending and tax breaks. According to Gallup Poll Daily tracking on Tuesday, 52% of the nation’s adults are in favor of Congress passing the plan and 37% are opposed, while 11% have no opinion.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388842 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 21:13:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388842 TC your “facts” are wrong as usual. Your “37% of the nation” is really 37% of REPUBLICANS, not 37% of the nation. You have been reading too much Powerline.

Gallup has these numbers in response to this question: Do you approve or disapprove of the way each of the following has handled the government’s efforts to pass an economic stimulus bill?

President Obama- 67% approve, 25% diapprove.
Congressional Democrats- 48% approve,42% disapprove.
Congressional Reublicans- 31% approve, 58% DISAPPROVE.

Republicans spent the ten years of their majority ramming through everthing they wanted. Democratic proposals were never even put on the schedule for floor debate. I remember Speaker J. Dennis Hastert making it policy that which Congress would pass bills only if most House Republicans back them, regardless of how many Democrats favor them. Hastert said, “Bills will reach the House floor, after negotiations with the Senate, only if the majority of the majority supports them. That’s what Republicans call bipartisanship.
Obama is foolish for thinking he can get cooperation from congressional Republicans. The congressional GOP has its head held high because they’ve come up with a reckless and irresponsible economic worldview, and convinced the party to rally around it. They’re thrilled because, in the midst of a genuine economic crisis, the party, with near unanimity, has agreed not to have any constructive policy role whatsoever.

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By: Rick Leonard http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388837 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 18:48:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388837 Is there a provision in the bill that the money allocated must be used for job created in the US? The trend in big business today is to lay people off and then outsource the work to a person or persons in another country to save money. If the money goes to pay for outsources won’t the stimulus package have a hard time achieving the goal of stimulating the American economy .

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388833 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 13:41:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388833 Actually Dennis, this is politics at its best. There should be a discussion/fight over the spending plan. Just to ram it through will not satisfy the the majority of the country. Only 37 percent of the nation supports this bill, yet Obama, the democrats and 3 very borderline republicans are going to go against the majority of the people and pass it anyway.

Obama wanted a bipartisan bill, but he won’t get it because it isn’t going to do with it is supposed to do with all the pork added to it. It is a sham and we are going to pay the price.

So, what the republicans are doing is their job. That’s what they were elected to do. Someone needs to stop this train wreck from spiraling out of control with a 1.2 trillion plan to waste our money. Hyperinflation, here we come.

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388831 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:10:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388831 I’m glad to see one of my Senators (Collins) is involved in the negotiations and yes Brian she and Snowe will probably back the bill if the House doesn’t get greedy on the rewrite of what is submitted from the Senate.
In answer to the question are Snowe and Collins really Republicans. Yes, there are closer to old school Republican views than the neo-cons on the Republican side of the aisle and see not only the necessity of this spending bill but also the price of doing nothing.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/02/07/with-less-than-70-minutes-to-spare/comment-page-1/#comment-388826 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 06:34:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15730#comment-388826 wrong dennis,because politicians never want to be held accountable for any thing that they think might be considered to have, or will go wrong.how many democrats voted yes on the invasion of oraq?then had the audacity to suggest that they did because bush lied to them.thats as stupid as suggesting that bush was responsible for the 911 attack,yet over 30%of democrats believe he was, do you?how about you eric?so considering this past record can you even suggest that the republicans will enter into agreement with democrats just to be cooperative, if they consider it a bad spending bill,they are not that stupid,yes the two from maine will, but are they really republicans?.because of this the democrats are not happy because it is their bill,and biden said it has a 30%chance of failing,the prospect of this hanging over their heads and is making them uneasy, if it does fail obama is over board.

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