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February 6, 2008

Republicans Filibuster Stimulus Package - Because It Gives Unemployment, Senior & Disabled Veteran Beneits!

-- by Dave Johnson

The Republicans blocked the stimulus package from passing because it contained unemployment benefits, a small payment to seniors and some money for disabled veterans.

John McCain didn't show up to vote on this.

Republicans block Senate plan to boost economy,

Senate Republicans on Wednesday narrowly blocked a Democratic-backed economic stimulus plan valued at about $157 billion that would have provided benefits for the long-term unemployed and expanded proposed tax rebates to include retirees and disabled veterans.

Posted by Dave Johnson at February 6, 2008 5:39 PM

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