Opinion: Social media wrap: Obama, Boehner and Feingold have money on their minds


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Money: It’s a gas (if you listen to Pink Floyd), but often it’s also the oxygen of politics. Today, it’s clearly on politicians’ minds (Snoop Dogg). But does it make the world go round (Liza Minnelli)?

Inside the Beltway, you can bet your last dime it does. Here is today’s roundup of politicians’ tweets on the green stuff, after a slew of economic news and policy initiatives:


MaryBonoMack (Rep. California): believes that we must not bankrupt our future with reckless and wasteful spending and debt!

DeptofDefense: Secretary Gates wants to instill a culture of saving in the Department. #sot#militarymon #milblog

johnboehner (House minority leader): Democrats want Congress to vote on a spending bill they forgot to name: (via @CNETNews)

BarackObama: A minority in the Senate is blocking a vote on a jobs bill for small businesses, and that’s a shame. It’s time to move forward.

fredthompson (former presidential candidate): Gibbs: Obama economic team did 6 yrs of work in last 18 mo. Doubt it. In last 18 mo, they did at LEAST 10 yrs worth of spending. #ftrs #tcot

repblumenauer (Rep. Oregon): Republicans Demand Two-Month, Taxpayer-Funded Recess After Election


edlabordems (House Education and Labor Committee): RT @ED_Outreach 8 mil more students are getting $ for college because of shift of billions of dollars from bankers to students. #hugewin

RepWalterJones (Rep. North Carolina): Why is the Obama Administration spending $10 million to train foreign workers so they can take American IT jobs?

DrCassidy (Bill Cassidy, Rep. Louisiana): Oil Spill Commission notes “unanimity of opposition to.... ... the moratorium” b/c of “loss of employment and income”

CarlyforCA (California senatorial candidate): The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed us this morning! Great news!

RepLynnJenkins (Rep. Kansas): Senate GOP to introduce amendment that would bar the fed govt from spending more than it collects in revenues each year

FrankPallone (Rep. New Jersey): Headed to DC - voting tomorrow to provide $399 mill. in Medicaid assistance #fmap to states & $268 mill to help save 3900 NJ teachers’ jobs.

JeffFortenberry (Rep. Nebraska): Returning to DC today to vote on $26 billion state bailout bill. Should the federal government bail out states...

RepDanBurton (Rep. Indiana): Bringing congress back to waste taxpayer money is a waste of time -

RepTomPrice (Rep: Georgia): 144 days until the Democrats’ 2011 tax increases hit American families and small businesses.#DemTaxHike

petehoekstra (Rep. MIchigan): On the way to DC. Vote on more deficit/stimulus spending. Spending is destroying America! Time to stop. I’ll vote no.

RepKenMarchant (Rep. Texas): Freddie Mac is asking for more $ from taxpayers - $1.8Billion to be exact:

RepJohnLarson (Rep. Connecticut): Made in America +Increased Exports = Jobs and Stronger Economy: As Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, I have...

ToddAkin (Rep. Missouri): “July’s jobs figures make clear that A) the federal stimulus spending hasn’t worked and B) the Bush tax cuts...

RandyNeugebauer (Rep. Texas): The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give it to those who would not. -Thomas Jefferson

russfeingold (Sen. Wisconsin): While they’re back, the House should pass my bill to end automatic pay raises for members of Congress.

-- Craig Howie

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