Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Republicans Shut Out of Spendulus Conference; Dems Make Deals In The "Dead Of The Night"

"Bipartisan" My Ass

"I have never before in my 30 years in Congress seen such secrecy and blatant lack of regard for the American public," Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., the ranking minority member on the House Appropriations panel. "This begs the question, if the Democrat majority is so proud of this stimulus legislation, what are they hiding from?"

It's official, the Dems have completely cast aside their "bipartisan" pledge. It only took 3 weeks of the Obama administration to reneg on all his campaign rhetoric. Amazing.

From Fox News:

Republicans on both sides of Congress, though, are complaining that they've been left out of the talks. House Appropriations Ranking Republican Jerry Lewis claims the stimulus bill was cut in the "dead of night" to "bypass open conference negotiations on the 'stimulus' legislation and jam the massive bill through Congress."

From Humane Events:

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.”

Socialism you can do it secret! Anyone surprised that Prince Harry and Princess Pelosi cut the deal in secret?

What a freaking joke.

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