Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: Cut 'Em Right Out

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cut 'Em Right Out

If the Republicans don't want to play with Obama and his economic recovery package, then why should we keep they various incentives intended to entice them? As it stands now, the Republicans have the best of both worlds. By entering into negotiations, they're desires are catered to, and aspects of the bill are added or changed to suit their demands. All this comes at absolutely not cost, however, if they don't follow through with their own support and simply vote against the bill. They had to expend no political capital, and yet the bill is closer to what they want.

In the (almost) words of the great man, this ain't no party. This ain't no Bush administration. This ain't no fooling around. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one thinking such things. Some members of the Democratic caucus are making the same argument. I'm not sure if that might partially be why some Democratic senators are starting to balk, but the more progressive members (yeah, I know, it's the Senate, not exactly a hot bed of liberality) need to bring them in line. Especially if the Republicans go back to their old tricks and try to filibuster. The alternative to giving this a chance we've got on the table right now is to sit back and watch the economic stall out even further.


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