Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins
Sen. Arlen Specter
America’s future in freedom hangs in the balance as three RINO senators on Friday announced they will join Democrats in their scheme to move this country irretrievably down the path to socialism. Senators Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) have indicated they will vote for the $1.3 trillion “stimulus” spending bill that purposes none other than precisely that outcome. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office ruled that less than 20 percent of the bill could in any way be considered stimulative.
The vote for cloture in the Senate is scheduled for 5:30 pm today. If cloture is invoked, debate would end on the 778-page bill that was not released to the Senate until 11:00 pm Saturday.
At noon on Tuesday the bill will be subject to another 60 vote hurdle by either waiving a budget point of order or achieving 60 votes on final passage. This bill that will ground this country in socialism will have passed the “greatest deliberative body in the world” with only one small window of debate on the bill as actually written on Monday afternoon.
These three Republican senators should forever be held accountable for bringing unfettered socialism to bear on the American people. Remember their names — Specter, Collins, Snowe — and let this forever be their legacy.
The American people in multiple polls overwhelmingly object to this disastrous spending bill by upwards of 63% on Friday. A grassroots effort has sprung up led by members of the website FreeRepublic.com calling on folks to lobby the three RINO senators in person. They’ve got folks flying in for the effort that begins at 10:00 am on Monday from as far away as California.
As Winston Churchill said in a speech in 1941 as he battled the takeover by force of England by National Socialists (Nazis), “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
This is an interview with Susan Senator Margaret Collins on Fox News – 02/07/2009
Ron Paul praised his fellow House Republicans for unanimously voting against the plan but expressed disappointment that three Senate Republicans “caved in and went with the Democrats.”