NetRight Daily: No Hope and Change

You can still call your Senators and Representatives to tell them you are fed up with the "stimulus". The Capitol Switchboard number is (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Senator and Congressman. Here are today's top stories on NetRight Nation and other relevant information:

Making a Bad Bill Worse: While there are still plenty of unanswered questions as Congress prepares to vote on the Democrats’ trillion-dollar spending bill, here’s what we do know: the legislation is loaded up with plenty of unfocused and wasteful Washington spending – a price to be paid by small businesses, which apparently will see very little tax relief under the as-yet-unseen House-Senate “deal.”

Dick Durbin -- The Stimulus Speed Reader: According to Senator Durbin's math: Every Senator had 2,768 minutes to read 3,417 pages of legislative text that included next year's spending for every domestic program of the entire federal government and many new policy changes.

Eliminate Payroll Taxes: From Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek: In less than three minutes, my former GMU student Michelle Muccio explains her "People's Stimulus".

No Hope and Change in Stimulus: Word emanating from Capitol Hill is that Congressional Democratic leaders, while promising transparency and bipartisanship in government, have essentially shut Republicans out of the debate over the so-called “stimulus” bill. And the package now totals some $789 billion, or $1.1 trillion after interest.

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