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Economic Stimulus For Corporations

The Republican backed economic stimulus package puts money in the hands of the rich and neglects the working class.
Recently passed in The House the Republican backed economic stimulus package would give 148 billion to corporations in the next 10 years. Enron, a Texas based firm, which gave 1.8 million to Republican campaigns last election would immediately receive 24 million in back tax relief under the Bush sponsored plan. The 148 billion dollar package only allows 1.2 billion in relief for the unemployed and low income families, the remaining monies go to assistance for big business. Republicans argue to create jobs employers need money. Our economy is based on consumers, with out consumer job orders all the money in the world can't keep employers from laying off workers. Give the money to consumers and workers, not the richest 5%, thats how you "stimulate the economy"!