After looking like they had the White House backed into a corner on the Stimulus Package, only to then talk about caving to BushCo’s demands, it looks like the Senate Dems are willing to play hardball to get a stimulus package passed that would spend taxpayer money wisely and compassionately by getting dollars into the hands of people who spend it and need it the most.
Please call your Senators right now, especially if they are likely or moderate BushCo voters, to tell them to put unemployment insurance benefit extensions, food stamp increases and money for LIHEAP in the stimulus package. Those are among the proven ways to get the biggest bang from our stimulus buck. Calls to Sen. Specter are especially welcome – he’s on the fence.
The vote will happen 5:45pm so spread the word.