A lot of Talking Going On

The 600+ pages to stimulus legislation is being pored over as we speak by anyone and everyone looking to either get a piece of their's or to decry whatever they can that is in the bill.

To wit.
But even before the president stepped into the meeting, Republican leaders in the House asked their members during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to oppose the recovery plan unless significant adjustments are made before the bill comes up for a vote on Wednesday. They said they would ask Mr. Obama to urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, to make changes to legislation that they believe includes wasteful spending.

“The Democrat bill won’t stimulate anything but more government and more debt,” Mr. Pence said before meeting with Mr. Obama. “The slow and wasteful spending in the House Democrat bill is a disservice to millions of Americans who want to see this Congress take immediate action to get this economy moving again.”

The White House has signaled its willingness to make at least some changes, with Mr. Obama on Monday urging Democrats to strike the portion of the legislation that calls for spending $200 million on family planning for low-income people. But it remained an open question how much the president would be willing to change the signature proposal of his term, which could also create a conflict with Ms. Pelosi and other Democrats.

No Republican is going to vote for this bill because contraception funding isn't in the bill. You are going to get a couple of people in the senate but to even believe that the crazy, mouth breathers in the house have any goal other than the fling poo is to ignore the last 14 years. It is very simple, the republicans do not believe that cooperating with the democrats is in their political interest, that is all full stop. They probably actually believe that spending money Keynesian style will hurt their economy. I mean didn't their smart friend from the Heritage Society say that evil Roosevelt prolonged the Great Depression with all his programs.