McCain-led Republicans Craft Alternative to Obama Stimulus Package

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Bulgaria McCain-led Republicans Craft Alternative to Obama Stimulus Package: McCain-led Republicans Craft Alternative to Obama Stimulus Package After failing to beat him for the US Presidency, the Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain is now challenging Barack Obama with an alternative economic stimulus plan. Photo by BGNES

Five Republican Senators led by the former presidential candidate John McCain put forth Tuesday an economy stimulus plan of their own challenging the USD 885 B bill of the new US President Barack Obama.

"I cannot and do not support the package on the table from the Democrats and the Obama Administration. Our country does not need just another spending bill, particularly not one that will load future generations with the burden of massive debt", McCain said in an email as quoted by the Washington Times.

As the Senate is to vote on the proposed Obama stimulus bill to aid the ailing US economy, the Administration is attempting to attract Republican support. While the bill has been passed by the House of Representatives, it did so without a single Republican vote in favor.

The alternative Republican plan presented by John McCain on Tuesday is half the cost of the Obama Plan - about USD 445 B. It focuses on tax cuts such as reducing the payroll tax on employees and the corporate tax rate.

The Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stated the Republicans' ideas would be taken into account but that the Democrats want to have the Obama bill passed by Friday.
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qwerty - 5 Feb 2009 // 19:04:40

I think Canada still made pence pieces like to commemorate an event. Like one for King George in the 30s..

DP - 5 Feb 2009 // 05:22:01

"As in prior to `1965 the canuckiez used to use pence. "


Canadians used pence prior to 1858--the year the Canadian dollar was accepted as official currency. You are off the mark by more than 100 years. :-)

1965 was the year of the inauguration of The National Flag of Canada.

qwerty - 5 Feb 2009 // 04:02:22

Your Socialism is on its way up, ours on its way down.

Actually I so agree with that one. But most Americans don't even realize it. Ignorance is so expensive and way annoying.

oh and pence could be Canadian currency too. As in prior to `1965 the canuckiez used to use pence. :)

Kolegialen - 4 Feb 2009 // 23:26:42

There's difference?

I don't differentiate any more than they do between Romanian and Bulgarian - US UK they all look like boring dumb asses to me, who haven't gotten the memo that they are about to hit bottom....

xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 23:11:24


qwerty is a Brit - note his use of pence as currency, not pennies.

Kolegialen - 4 Feb 2009 // 23:05:33

qwerty is definitely American - hey guys face it your Socialist are much more "real" than ours.
Your Socialism is on its way up, ours on its way down.
You are nationalizing, we are privatizing.

There are, however some realities that haven't sank in yet - that of the fact that the US is sooo in the poor house, and yet some of you still act like they can "buy" countries....

... but reality will kick in....

xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:39:10


"They should sit under Palin and hope that a drop of perspiration lands on them.."

A good one! lol

qwerty - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:37:29

McCain and the word Republican should never mix. He is a democrat.. Not like Obama who is a socialist...Like an old time democrat.. who is wanting to woe socialists and commies.. Thats McCain. Republicans should stay away from him, avoid him like the plague. They should sit under Palin and hope that a drop of perspiration lands on them..

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