Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Republicans Shut Out of Stimulus Conference Negotiations

Another One of Obama's Promises of Change He Is Reneging On!

I told all of my Obama supporting friends not to believe a word out of this fools mouth. That politicians always say what they want (because they can) and only a fool believes them. To look at what they do, not what they say. I reminded them that when he spoke of working together and crossing party lines that he was full of it and that his record (the single most liberal voting record in the Senate) was proof. They didn't listen to me and now it is I who gets to throw the "I told you so" in their faces! So HA! (I'm laughing now because once this great nation finishes crumbling to its knees beneath the weight of Obama's Iron Fist...even I won't be able to laugh any longer.) There will no longer be a light at the end of the tunnel for this once great nation.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=30667&s=rcmp

by Connie Hair (more by this author)
Posted 02/11/2009 ET
Updated 02/11/2009 ET

Republicans have caught the Democrats in a midnight “stimulus” power play that seeks to cut Republican conferees out of the House-Senate negotiations to resolve a final version of the Obama “stimulus” package. Staff members from the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) met last night to put together the “stimulus” conference report.

They intend to attempt to shove this $1.3 trillion spending bill through in the dead of the night without Republican input so floor action can take place in both chambers on Thursday.

I spoke with House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) moments ago about this latest version of Democratic “bipartisanship.” Pence told me, “I think the American people deserve to know that legislation that would comprise an amount equal to the entire discretionary budget of the United States of America is being crafted without a single House Republican in the room.”

Some Republicans reportedly were in the late-night conference. But -- at least from the Senate -- the official Republican conferees were excluded. HUMAN EVENTS has received e-mail confirmations from the staffs of both Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and John Thune (R-S.D.) saying that they had no participation in the conference.

Today, the House-Senate deal was announced in a press conference held by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Reid especially praised Susan Collins for her tireless work in developing the $789 billion deal.

UPDATED: The deal was Snowe's and Collins's, according to a Senate source. Sen. Specter, who had been in Harry Reid's office for an earlier meeting on the compromise, left at about 7 p.m. At 8:45 p.m., there was another meeting at which Sens. Snowe and Collins were the only Republicans present. They made the deal, and Specter signed on to it later. He had given an indication of the deal earlier that evening in an MSNBC interview.

No House Republicans were at either meeting.

More of Obama's false campaign promises (aka: LIES) can be found at: http://visionsfromthehorizon.blogspot.com/2009/02/change-anyone-obama-made-promises-he.html

Change Anyone?! (Obama Made Promises He Isn't Keeping)

"In this election, the greatest risk we can take is to try the same old politics with the same old players and expect a different result." - Barack Obama 2008

Leon Panetta - Obama's Director of CIA (Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton)
Rahm Emanuel - Obama's Chief of staff - (Senior Advisor under Bill Clinton)
Robert Reich - Obama's Economic Advisor - (Sec. of Labor under Bill Clinton)
Eric Holder - Obama's pick for Attorney General - (Deputy Att. General under Bill Clinton)
Carol Browner - Obama's Energy and Climate Change Advisor - (Director of EPA under Bill Clinton)
Susan Rice - Obama's Foreign Policy Advisor and US Ambassador to the UN - (Asst. Sec. of State under Bill Clinton)
The only new face - Obama's Secretary of State...Hillary Clinton!!!

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