Thanks to the Senate Conservatives Fund for posting a searchable version of the Senate
stimulus bill Generational Theft Act.
It’s all here.
On the House side, the CBO confirms to the GOP that the Dems’ bill will top $1.1 trillion:
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on a letter from Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf to Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (R-WI), in which he noted that the federal government’s interest costs related to the legislation would amount to $347 billion between 2009 and 2019, bringing the total of the congressional Democrats’ massive spending bill to more than $1.1 trillion:
“It’s official: the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that the congressional Democrats’ legislation is the trillion dollar spending bill that we all feared it would be. It would be irresponsible to pass this massive debt onto our children and grandchildren, and Republicans will continue fighting for their interests – and the interests of all taxpayers. President Obama began this process with the hope of producing a bipartisan plan to create jobs. What congressional Democrats have put on the table is a wasteful and unfocused package that will create plenty of government programs and projects – but not nearly enough new, good-paying jobs. The American people deserve better than the one trillion dollar spending bill that the House will vote on tomorrow, and Republicans will continue reaching out to President Obama to craft a plan that reduces wasteful spending and helps create jobs through fast-acting tax relief for middle-class families and small businesses.”
A GOP Hill staffer runs down what’s next:
*This evening, the Rules Committee will write a rule on amendments to TDSB. More than 200 amendments were submitted (link) to the committee, only a few will be approved.
*Tomorrow, the House will (if needed) conclude remaining general debate time; consider the rule on amendments; and then consider the amendments.
*We expect the rule to allow Republicans a vote on our alternative (link) we sent President Obama last week, and a Motion to Recommit.
*The House will go in at 10 AM tomorrow.
Don’t forget: ReadTheStimulus, which I first mentioned over a week ago, is the best resource on the House version of the Generational Theft Act of 2009. They’ve just posted handy new charts of the new CBO analysis. Check ’em out. Pass ’em around. Then call your congresscritters and tell them to vote NO.