The massive stimulus package has just passed the vote in the House of Representatives. It’s extremely interesting to note that not one Republican voted for the bill, and 11 Democrats joined them in what is already being decried as a party line vote. Not that simple, no way. The nay voters did the right thing, as this mammoth $819 billion spending program is not going to result in any immediate benefit to the economy and result in more government debt. It’s on to the Senate, now. The loss was forseeable, but I’m heartened that House Republicans were willing to oppose it as one, and in that respect, yes, it was a good day for conservatism. However, I do think that should this bill pass, as it seems destined to do, that this country will eventually regret it.
Stimulus package passes the House, 244-188
Posted on January 28, 2009