Fantastic: Stimulus Bill Agreement Reached

on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

...Not with any help from Republicans, mind you, who weren't even allowed to attend the negotiations on the so-called "compromise". The price tag? A cool $790 billion:

Moving with lightning speed, key lawmakers announced agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic stimulus measure designed to create millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession. President Barack Obama could sign the bill within days...

It was not immediately clear when final votes in the two houses would occur. A House vote was possible as early as Thursday, with the Senate to follow before lawmakers begin a scheduled weeklong vacation.
Gee, I hope lawmakers pass this thing soon so that they can finally go buy the $300 million worth of oh so critical golf carts added to the spending bill that are somehow vital to the saving of the economy. Really.