In a recent meeting at the White House to discuss the stimulus plan with Democrat and Republican leaders of Congress it was reported President Obama made a very short yet powerful comment,
Both Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow reported this comment on their MSNBC shows, and inferred President Obama was making the comment warning the Republicans not to obstruct a stimulus plan, and was making this comment on behalf of the Democrats.
I hope this is not the case.
I believe we need an economic stimulus plan, and we need it now. I believe borrowing money to spend on our infrastructure is a sound investment. I also believe targeted tax cuts will increase demand for products and services.
What I hope President Obama meant when stating "I won" is exactly that. HE WON.
I hope this was a warning to BOTH parties in Congress. To the Republicans, we need to move a plan forward and expect co-operation. To the Democrats, do not load this plan with pork and spending which is not stimulus.
I have a veto pen, and I will use it.