Senate Democratic leaders conceded yesterday that they do not have the votes to pass the stimulus bill as currently written and said that to gain bipartisan support, they will seek to cut provisions that would not provide an immediate boost to the economy.
If they were honest, that would mean they’re trimming at least 80% of the bill.
But they aren’t, so they won’t:
Moderate Republicans are trying to trim the bill by as much as $200 billion, although Democrats working with those GOP senators have not agreed to a specific figure.
Rest assured, they’ll go ahead and max the credit card.