Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Republicans Vote in Favor of Great Depression

The US House of Representatives passed the Economic Stimulus bill this evening. All 177 Republicans and 11 Democrats expressed their support of the Great Depression by voting against the bill.

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The final vote was:

188 in favor of the Great Depression
244 opposed
with 1 not voting.

We have not yet reached the goal but.. we shall soon, with the help
of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished
from this nation. - Herbert Hoover - Republican

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What sort of thinking you might ask leads one to oppose an economic stimululs bill intended to stave off the sort of nation wide misery that was seen in our parents and grandparents time"

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. - Herbert Hoover - Republican


In other words, this little ol' thing will take care of itself. We don't need to do anything.

Kinda like... the 177 Republicans and 11 Democrats that voted agains the economic stimulus bill this evening.

The income of a large part of our people is not reduced by the depression but is affected by unnecessary fears and pessimism. - Herbert Hoover - Republican


In other words... don't worry, be happy.

CNN reported the other day that 20 companies were hiring! 20 whole companies! YAY!!!

Who are the 11 Democrats that think the Great Depression was so peachy-keen and neat-o that we ought to bring it back for a reprise you ask?

Allen Boyd - Florida
Bobby Bright - Alabama
Jim Cooper - Tennessee
Brad Ellsworth - Indiana
Parker Griffith - Alabama
Paul Kanjorski - Pennsylvania
Frank Kratovil - Maryland
Walt Minnick - Idaho
Collin Peterson - Minnesota
Heath Shuler - North Carolina
Gene Taylor - Mississippi