Latest breaking news. This maybe old news by the time most of you read it.
Senators have reached a tentative deal on a version of President Obama’s economic stimulus plan, including about $805 billion in spending and tax cuts, that will win enough Republican votes to move forward.
Sen. Ken Conrad, D-N.D., told FOX News that “there are at least three” Republicans willing to sign onto the bill, giving Democrats the 60 votes needed to advance the bill to a final vote.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doubts a vote will take place Friday night, suggesting the Senate will act sometime next week. But Democrats were more confident that a vote was imminent as Majority Leader Harry Reid reconvened the session on the Senate floor.
I will tell you who those three “Republicans” are who would sign onto this socialist garbage – Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. If any of these three sign onto this ridiculous spending bill, they will incur the wrath of every conservative alive. I will personally do my best to make their life hell. I will donate to their primary challengers and encourage others to do the same.
I have a hard time believing that Specter would do this. He is a moderate, but I still have respect for him. He has usually towed the line at the last second since he was read his rights by the GOP during his last primary.
The gang of 14 tried to revive itself for this bill, but most Republicans dropped out. McCain would have none of it. Even George Voinovich of Ohio dropped out earlier today. I have received numerous alerts from Moving America Forward today. Citizens are burning up the phone and fax lines against this pork bill. Apparently – 3 Republicans haven’t got the message.