Congressman John Shadegg of Arizona, one of the leading conservatives in the House of Representatives, sent this message to our readers:
In a truly rare event, the House has passed its so-called stimulus in the face of bipartisan opposition and without a single Republican vote – for the second time. That is because Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat-led Congress put their interests before those of the American people.
This bill is nothing more than a sordid wish list of paybacks, kickbacks and pork spending for special interests. Bernie Madoff himself would blush at this scheme. But it is not too late to end this Friday the 13th horror. Still standing between the American people and passage of this monstrosity is a Senate vote scheduled for 7 or 8pm EST tonight – and three Republican Senators who have supported this package and who have the power to stop it.
I hope Power Line readers will make your voices heard at this crucial hour by contacting these three Senators and urging them to vote against the so-called stimulus bill.
Sen. Arlen Specter: 202-224-4254
Sen. Olympia Snowe: 202-224-5344
Sen. Susan Collins: 202-224-2523
Congressman John Shadegg
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