Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Zero House Republicans Support Stimulus

The bill passes but republicans, in the minority, hold out for more tax cuts. It's all they know.
CNN: The House on Wednesday evening passed an $819 billion economic stimulus package Wednesday on a party-line vote, despite President Obama's efforts to achieve bipartisan support for the bill.

The final vote was 244 to 188. No Republicans voted for the bill, while 11 Democrats voted against it.

The Senate is likely to take up the bill next week.

"I hope that we can continue to strengthen this plan before it gets to my desk," Obama said in a statement after the vote. "We must move swiftly and boldly to put Americans back to work, and that is exactly what this plan begins to do."

Republicans don't really matter. In one way, I'd like to kick them down the street, and in another, they have some points. This calls for Keith Olbermann, who's over the top-ness usually irritates me, but feels appropriate now:

See who voted no.