"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."
– Norman Thomas, American socialist
With tonight's passage of the $819 billion pork barrel bill, America is well on its way to the socialist nation Norman Thomas spoke of so many years ago. If the Senate and Congress reconcile on this bill this will result in the largest transfer of wealth the world has ever seen. Every Republican member of Congress that voted for this bill and any Republican Senator that will vote for this bill needs to be targeted and ousted when they come up for re-election. Obama has demonstrated in his first eight days that he plans to live up to his "most liberal Senator" tag that he earned while in the U.S. Senate.
UPDATE: No Republicans voted for this bill and eleven Democrats voted against it as well. Here is a list of the Democrats that should be lauded: Here's a list of the House Democrats who voted against the economic stimulus. The bill passed on a 244-188 vote.
Allen Boyd (FL), Bobby Bright (Ala.) Jim Cooper (Tenn), Brad Ellsworth (Ind.) Parker Griffith (Ala.) Paul Kanjorski (Pa) Frank Kratovil (Md) Walt Minnick (Idaho) Collin Peterson (Minn.)
Heath Shuler (N.C.) Gene Taylor (Miss,)
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