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I just want something simple, like the TRUTH!

“House Passes $800 Billion Stimulus Plan with No Republican Support.”

The headline ought to be:

“House Democrats Vote to Spend $800 Billion in Pork They Don’t Have, Republicans Fail to Stop It,”


“Republicans Don’t Support It.

There’s nothing wrong with needed stimulus, by the way, if it’s stimulus. But this is not stimulus. This is fairness.

Do you remember…?

Remember that interview — and it might have been with Maria Bartiromo at CNBC. It was somebody in the financial community.

He was told that capital gains tax cuts generated more tax revenue and not less, and he said,

“That’s not the issue. The issue is fairness.”

So, at one point, he wanted high income capital gains people to pay a higher rate than lower income capital gains tax. That was just exhibiting a total lack of understanding about capital gains rate, what it is and who pays it.

I have to tell you, the Republicans in the House of Representatives, they are starting to come together. This is just fun. It’s now getting to be fun.

I want to tell you about a man name John Carter. He is a Texas Republican, member of the Congress. He introduced a bill yesterday to eliminate all IRS penalties and interest for paying taxes past due. He’s calling the legislation “The Rangel Rule,” named after House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charlie Rangel.
This would enable

“citizens who fail to pay taxes on time to do so later” with no penalty, just like Rangel has done and just like Timothy Geithner has done. “

As of September 2008 the Harlem Democrat reportedly paid back more than $10,000 in taxes but that did not include any IRS penalties.

‘Your citizens back home should have the same rights and benefits that come to you as a member of congress. You shouldn’t be treated any differently under the law than your citizens back home…’

He added that citizens should receive the ‘same courtesy’ that the IRS is allegedly granting Rangel and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who also recently acknowledged a failure to pay taxes.”

That’s a great line. I love the way these guys are starting to think.

Now, let’s talk about the Republicans in the House and the vote on the stimulus bill last night. This was a great victory for conservatives. It was a great victory for Republicans.

If you listen to the media reports, you would think that the only members of the House to vote against the stimulus bill were Republicans. But there were 11 Democrats who voted against it, too.

Not a single Republican voted for it. That means there was a bipartisan vote against the bill. The vote against the bill was bipartisan. The vote for the bill is what was partisan.

Now, neither the media nor Obama want you to know this, because they still want you to believe that Obama is the great unifier, the great uniter, when he couldn’t even persuade a single Republican.

He could not persuade even a single Republican, not even a Republican in Name Only, to go along with this.

This is a huge failure for Obama and the media. They were counting on at least one Republican vote for this so they could spin the story as bipartisan support for the bill and cheer the incredible leadership qualities of Barack Obama.

Well, the opposite occurred, which calls into question his leadership qualities. They’re now saying,

“Well, you know, you can’t change Washington in a week. We knew this going in. It’s going to be a long, long time,” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…

As more things in this bill are learned, the more the American people are not going to want any part of this, and they’re being told once again this has to happen now or we’re going to have a terrible result in the economy. It’s going to get even worse — and they tell us, by the way, it’s going to get even worse if this “stimulus” bill goes to the Senate and the president signs it and so forth.

But this is not stimulating. If we’re going to stimulate the economy, there’s gotta be something in here that stimulates, and there just isn’t. It is just traditional typical Democrat spending.

Nancy Pelosi wrote this bill. She excluded the Republican Party. Obama went along with it, saying he wanted Republican input, but when he got Republican input, he rejected it. Remember, he said he won the election, meaning he’s going to do whatever he wants to do.

This entire sham of a bill and the sham of this great uniter and unifier has now been exposed. And, the House Republicans deserve our praise in this. They stood firm.

They understood that they had to stand up against what is the most irresponsible confiscation of wealth and power from the American people in modern history, and that’s exactly what this bill is.

It is a confiscation, the most irresponsible confiscation of wealth and power, from you, the American people, in our nation’s history. They had to say no. The House Republicans had to say no to a bill that has nothing to do with creating jobs, a bill that kills jobs. It has nothing to do with jump-starting the economy. All it does is jump-start the size of government. And they did. And they did so unanimously. And for this they deserve a standing ovation.

See, it’s really not that hard to do what’s right. It is not only good government and good politics. What they did is good for the country.

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