GOP wants mortgage relief, tax cuts in stimulus
By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent –
AP – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky,. discusses the Republican viewpoint on the economic stimulus …
WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans pressed for mortgage relief as well as larger tax cuts Monday as debate opened on the emergency economic stimulus measure atop President Barack Obama's agenda. Democrats came under pressure to reduce spending in the bill.
"What we can't do is let very modest differences get in the way" of swift enactment of the legislation, Obama said as new layoffs rippled through the economy and the Commerce Department reported an unexpectedly large sixth straight drop in personal spending. He invited Democratic leaders to the White House to discuss changes in the $884 billion measure, in hopes of avoiding a party-line vote like the one last week in the House.
GOP wants what?! Oh please. Obama gave them some consessions his first go around with them and what did they do? They didn't give him a single vote. It's over. We need not give a single inch to the GOP at this point in time. Perhaps later, but we the people voted for change. . . BIG change. The GOP, after being defeated in a major way the past two years by losing the house, the senate and the presidency still wants to act like they're in charge of something. Now, I'm all for letting bygones be bygones, but while the GOP was in control of the congress for the 12 years before '06, they ignored and disrespected the congressional democrats in a way that I had never seen in my lifetime. Now they think they should be treated with the respect that they refused to give anyone else? Now they want the democrats to listen to them after they ignored the dems for 12 years? Well, they were given some respect and shown courtesy that they never gave during the first go around. They delivered nothing. Not a single bipartisan vote.
I mean, come on. Look in the mirror Mitch, you look like the biggest has-been on capital hill. You're a droopy jawed hog jowled old douchbag. We just elected a Gen X liberal intellectual to be president. Go away Mitch. It's over for you. We just don't care what you and your right wing corpo-fascist race baiting pricks have to say anymore. I hope the democratic leadership begins realizing this and quits trying to make friends with these pricks who don't want to be friends.