You can’t open a paper, read a blog or turn on the television without hearing about the proposed stimulus package being debated on Capitol Hill. Opinions on the proposal vary widely in both GOP and Democratic circles. Three moderate GOP Senators, Olympia Snowe (ME), Susan Collins (ME) and Arlen Specter (PA) undertook the difficult effort to work in a bipartisan manner to make improvements on what most agree was a flawed bill that contained wasteful government spending. Their initial efforts were able to cut some wasteful spending and further reduce taxes. The US House and Senate are debating the bill today and are expected to have a final vote at some point today.
Tell us what you think:
Do you believe the stimulus package is necessary to help our hurting economy?
There seemed to be only three clear options for our GOP elected officials:
· continue the partisan gridlock,
· support what was an unacceptable initial bill,
· Or work for a better bill that cut some of the pork projects and cut bloated taxes.
Do you support the GOP Senators who are working for improvements to the stimulus package — even if they do not get every change included that was supported by other GOP leaders?