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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Charitable Armed Robbery

In a 244-188 vote, the US House of Representatives passed Obama's 647 page, $819,000,000,000 ($819 Billion) Stimulus Package. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said government borrowing prompted by enactment of the plan would add another $347 billion, pushing the stimulus package over $1,000,000,000,000 ($1 Trillion); including interest.

Some lawmakers and budget experts have raised concerns that many of the temporary increases in spending included in the economic stimulus package for health care and other programs could become permanent, USA Today reports.

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