It’s pretty sad when you can’t pass legislation because it helps the elderly, disabled veterans, and the unemployed

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An excerpt from an article published here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080207/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/economy_stimulus;_ylt=AqVKh3LY8SU6tjm.BenJ46hh24cA

Republicans block stimulus bill

WASHINGTON – The fate of $600-$1,200 rebate checks for more than 100 million Americans is in limbo after Senate Republicans blocked a bid by Democrats to add $44 billion in help for the elderly, disabled veterans, the unemployed and businesses to the House-passed economic aid package.

GOP senators banded together Wednesday to thwart the $205 billion plan, leaving Democrats with a difficult choice either to quickly accept a House bill they have said is inadequate or risk being blamed for delaying a measure designed as a swift shot in the arm for the lagging economy.

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