Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
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Americans For Prosperity are not about to give up on the pork filled "stimulus" bill without a fight. They are still collecting signatures for their NoStimulus.com petition. (Last night they had 395,047 signers.) They also are asking that you forward their petition to your friends. They will be presenting the petitions today at 2pm at Upper Senate Park in Washington D.C.
Yesterday, I wondered if the Dr. Big Brother element to the bill was still there. According to AFP, it is (my emphasis.) Here are a few of the offensive spending measures:
United States Senate: Contact Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, 202-224-2541(encourage him not to waffle), and Republican members Susan Collins - Maine (202) 224-2523, Olympia Snowe - Maine (202) 224-5344, Arlen Specter - Pennsylvania (202) 224-4254, and Independent Joe Lieberman - Connecticut (202) 224-4041.
UPDATE: I wonder if there could be one more NO vote in the Senate coming from New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg, Commerce Nominee Bows Out GOP's Gregg Quits Over 'Irresolvable Conflicts' With Obama on Stimulus, Census:
...Mr. Gregg himself grew uncomfortable with the handling the stimulus package, said Republican officials and strategists. Mr. Gregg declined to comment on the stimulus bill or whether he would ultimately vote against it when it came to the Senate floor this week. He chose not to vote when the bill first came to the Senate earlier this week.
The Heritage Foundation Morning Bell: A Trillion Dollar Failure
WASHINGTON — The compromise economic stimulus plan agreed to by negotiators from the House of Representatives and the Senate is short on incentives to get consumers spending again and long on social goals that won't stimulate economic activity, according to a range of respected economists.
"I think (doing) nothing would have been better," said Ed Yardeni, an investment analyst who's usually an optimist, in an interview with McClatchy. He argued that the plan fails to provide the right incentives to spur spending.