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‘A fool and your money are soon parted.’ Scotty F.

Citizen Staff Writer

The story: In a major victory for President Obama, Democrats push a $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Your take: “The most divisive president in the history of the nation,” according to 1967, is sending our nation “down the swish-hole,” as IDIDIT puts it. And he’s only been president a month! Supporters and opponents in the Citizen’s online community debate the stimulus, with the latter having the monopoly on hyperbole and the former floating numerous nautical metaphors. Some examples:

• “These people voted without even reading the bill. Would anyone here buy a house or car or even a TV without reading the contract before you signed it?

“If you need me I’ll be in the bunker with the canned goods, the bottled water, the ham radio, the ammo and the weapons. See you on the other side.” Dean Wormer

• “Every taxpaying American citizen should be outraged at what the loony-left liberal Democrats have done.” LoonyLeft

• “The best part of this disaster is the salary caps on executives. Watch . . . talented execs leave American companies. Who will run them? Nancy Pelosi?” Holland

• “I’m fine with spending money to create new jobs, but I am not fine with spending for the sake of spending.” 2194

• “U.S. economic policy did not tank overnight, and it will take longer than the first month in office of the new leader to set this ship from drydock!” 12009

• “This country is in dire need of a stimulus package to help slow down the ship before it hits the iceberg and sinks us all.” 4088





For Saturday, Feb. 14

1UA to students: Don’t go to Mexico.

2Jury mulling migrants’ suit against Arizona rancher.

3Stimulus bill off to Obama.

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