Cross Posted at The Political Class
3 Republican senators get suckered – Obama Seeks to Restore Some Stimulus Spending
I hate to say that we told you so but this is too good to pass up. I commented here last week and stated that Obama and his crew will come back for more money. Sure enough per the Wall Street Journal. Here’s a link to their story posted this morning.
WASHINGTON — The White House is seeking to restore funding cut by the Senate for schools, health insurance and computerizing health records as the economic-stimulus plan headed into a final round of negotiations in Congress, with top lawmakers struggling to bring the price of the two-year package down to $800 billion.
BUT WAIT – it gets better..
To make room for added spending, the White House, joined by House Democratic leaders, is pressing to scale back certain Senate-passed tax breaks, including measures intended to boost auto and home sales.
This reminds of George H. Bush going back on his “no new taxes” pledge. I think the senate democrats where laughing on camera the next day during TV interviews. They couldn’t believe that he took their deal.