Twitter Your Senators and Representatives

Further to my story about polite twittering below, here's a cool site: Tweet Congress, a grassroots effort to get members and staff of the U.S. Congress twittering.

Here's their website's banner "We the Tweeple of the United States, in order to form a more perfect government, establish communication, and promote transparency do hereby Tweet the Congress of the United States of America."

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Republicans Vote for The Recovery Package

REPUBLICANS stop talking your politics. You have gotten us into this fine mess... VOTE FOR THE STIMULUS.....

YOU AND YOUR RICH TAX CUTS DON'T WORK.......

SUPPORT YOUR PRESIDENT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

THE REPULICANS WHO DON'T VOTE FOR THE RECOVERY PACKAGE WILL BE VOTED OUT...... THEIR JOBS ARE ON THE LINE...WE NEED A NEW REPULICAN PARTY...STOP LISTENING TO RUSH LIMBAUGH WHO IS A DOPE ADDICT... HELLO ???????????????

STOP THE INSANITY VOTE TODAY AND GET THIS PACKAGE TO THE PEOPLE.....

Wow...

The last count was that every Republican present voted against as did seven Democrats. The Republicans will vote no in the Senate according to Mitch McConnell but that doesn't really matter as you cannot filibuster a budget bill so having them onboard serves no purpose since the Senate Majority Leader already has more than enough votes with Democrats alone.

Don't worry, the ARRA is going to be passed. Hopefully the outcomes from it are to your liking. All a Republican vote against causes right now is to indicate that they want no ownership of the bill and are happy to let the Democratic Party take all the credit.
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Credit?

One man's credit is another man's blame.

I was waiting for that

I was wondering when somebody would catch what was implied. :-)
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Bold

Is the bold funded by the stimulus?

Actually

The Republicans who voted for it are more afraid of their constituents than of GOPAC.

You have a grand total of 36 or 37 elected Republicans in the United States opposing this bill. Virtually every Republican Governor and Mayor and local government supports this legislation.

This is the noise of the corpse of the Republican Party letting out gas before it finally gives up the ghost.

It amazes me how voters can actually buy the Republican argument which actually amounts to this.

If you cut the top rate on PERSONAL INCOME TAXES, a business owner might take money out of his business as personal income, be taxed on it at a low rate, and then MIGHT take this money and put it BACK into the business he just took it out of and spend SOME of it on new plant equipment or to hire new employees.

Sounds good but if he LEAVES the money IN the business and uses it to buy new plant equipment or hire new employees it is completely UNTAXED.

So it he has a million dollars and is taxed at 35 percent, if he removes it as personal income, it automatically becomes 650,000 dollars, SOME OF WHICH he can put back into the business.

However if he LEFT IT THERE it would still be a million dollars.

Which is why Democrats like to keep the top marginal rates high. It makes it less likely that a business man will remove anything more than he actually NEEDS as income, and keep the rest inside the business.

The Republican economic theory has all the intelligence of taking money out of a supersaver CD early, taking a ten percent penalty for this, so you can go bank and buy the SAME supersaver CD at the same rate..

It is THIS turkey that Republicans have sold to millions of very uneducated or unintelligent Americans who do not own businesses, and likely never will.

Anyone who has actually every RUN a business knows that the best place to keep the profits FROM a business is in the business. You take a very low personal income, you take out from profits only when you want to do something like buy a house or a car and even if taxes are high, you can still do this. The entire Republican game is to allow those businessmen to simply extract more money from the business in order to keep up their intake of caviar, champagne and yachts.

stimulus

Have any of you actually read the "stimulus" bill? You can download the monsterous thing from the internet.
Then take the time to read it. If you actually read it. It will do several things for all of us. First it will take up your time so you can no longer post uninformed comments. Then, if you have at least one working cell in your brain you will find it so abhorant it will send you screaming . It will cause you to send thank you's to each of the politicians who voted against a package that will close small businesses, bring larger businesses to thier knees and put "middle class" in such financial distress that they will be no more.
Sad times, no one should want goverenment to be in control of any of your financial affairs. HD

pay back

All the stimulus Package really is, It's a way to pay back all that contributed to campaing funds in the past election,, which makes a very quick, profitable return on investments. The tax payers are left holding the bag,, as normal..

BS does not mean 'Boy, Smart!'

A 'stimulus package' by any other name still would not stimulate the economy. A 'government construction job' is just that, a job; nobody can rely on it as a career, and the economy is built on careers. 'Toxic assets' may or may not be 'toxic' and they may or may not be 'assets'.

Until someone in Washington, and one or two on this blog, pays some attention to the language they are using, we'll all continue to be victims of 'the Big Con.'

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