Specter, Snowe, and Collins Premise Their Vote on a Lie

Arlen, Olympia, and Susan sold out America and voted for the stimulus.

Arlen Specter went on Sean Hannity’s show and said John McCain was wrong. The stimulus, according to Arlen, is $780 billion, not the $827 billion McCain said.

Collins said

she could not support a bill as large as the $819.5 billion package passed by the House last week.

“We don’t want a package that is too small because that will end up just wasting money. On the other hand, we’re very leery of having an enormous package that would not be necessary and would just boost the federal deficit,” Collins told CNN as Nelson nodded in agreement.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, in a statement released as the voting was happening in the Senate, the total bill costs $838.2 billion.

So Specter, Collins, and Snowe all voted for a bill that is larger than any one of them claimed it was or wanted.

Will they vote for the final version then? Bigger question: will they vote before the CBO releases an estimate on the conference version?