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FR poster gives Republicans a recent history lesson

Over on the conservative discussion forum Free Republic, partisan Republicans are desperately trying to separate themselves from those Senate Republicans cutting a deal to pass a massive "stimulus" spending bill, a tough task given the fact the Republican Party will in no way discipline "yea" votes and the RNC will continue to spend millions re-electing those senators.

One reader, posting as AdLibertas, gets it and calls his own party to task:

Congress on massive 'stimulus' waste: 'So what?'

Obama's $1.2 trillion welfare-and-spending package contains little direction on just how exactly your money should be spent. 

Rightfully concerned about the possibility that billions of taxpayer dollars could be wasted, National Public Radio asked House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey about the potential for bureaucrats blowing unprecedented amounts of cash on wasteful items, or even themselves:

CBO: Obama plan damages our economy

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office finds Barack Obama's $1.2 trillion dollar welfare-and-spending plan causes even more economic damage than if Congress were to do nothing, The Washington Times reports yesterday.  Support for the massive long-term expansion of government spending and debt is plummeting, with opposition rising fastest among independent voters.

Now a FOURTH Obama nominee faces tax questions

Confirmation hearings for Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis now involve more than her lobbying for an anti-employer organization attempting to change federal law to allow union organizers to more easily coerce workers into joining unions.

WSJ: Congress, Obama only 'stimulating' government

The Wall Street Journal's Daniel Henninger doesn't point out congressional Republicans voted against the stimulus, not out of opposition to Big Government, but in spite of it.  They simply wanted their pork included.

Obama discourages struggling banks from hiring qualified managers

Hoping to win favor for adding trillions of dollars in additional bailouts for banks to his already-struggling government expansion plan, President Barack Obama announced yesterday the imposition of salary caps on executives whose banks receive TARP funds.

In other words, if your bank is struggling and its failure could throw the economy deeper into turmoil, Barack Obama wants to make it even harder to hire the managers you need to stay in business.

Voter opposition to Obama $1.2 trillion spending plan grows

More bad news for the Obama administration.  Support for his $1.2 trillion government expansion plan continues to plummet, with a plurality of voters now opposing it.

Even worse for Obama, half of all voters now say his plan will do more to hurt the economy than help it and Americans are more worried the government will do too much than do too little.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds only 37 percent of voters still support the plan.  A whopping 43 percent oppose the Obama plan.  Twenty percent are not sure.

Dems plan $246 million tax break for Hollywood pals, tax hikes for others

President Barack Obama may criticize performance bonuses for some as "shameful," but he has no shame about a quarter-billion dollar tax break for his most loyal supporters, who just announced record profits.

Your Monday Message

Dear friend,

2009 may be a “down year” for Republicans and Democrats looking ahead to congressional and gubernatorial races in 2010, but Libertarians are on the move.

Your Libertarian Party is hard at work fighting for open elections in West Virginia and Oklahoma, recruiting candidates for state races in New Jersey and Virginia and looking to fill an open congressional seat in New York.

And that’s just this week!

Glenn Beck: 'I'm more and more libertarian'

Popular conservative talk radio personality and Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck is bringing more than his trademark wit to cable news.  He's bringing an evolving philosophy.

"'Every day that goes by, I'm more and more libertarian," Beck told The Miami Herald.

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