Have we finally remembered everyone? I think the top earners are now the only group excluded, but of course they won't get anywhere complaining.
The last paragraph reminds me of our recent snowfall and what happens when you start out with a little pile of snow and start rolling.
"WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats will move to add to a $150 billion economic stimulus package rebates for senior citizens living off Social Security and an extension of unemployment benefits, setting up a clash with the White House and House leaders who are pushing a narrower package.
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'I don't think the Senate is going to want to derail this program,' Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Bush's pointman on the deal, told CNN on Sunday. 'And I don't think the American people are going to be anything but impatient if we don't enact this bipartisan agreement quickly.'
But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has said the Senate would consider adding to that plan, including extending unemployment benefits, boosting home heating subsidies, raising food stamp benefits and approving money for public works projects".