This idea was gleaned from a post made on another website. If any of these measures were applied there would be no more delay, no more Republican posturing, no more Republican obstructionists. The stimulous bill would get passed in record time. Here are the three proposals: 1) Adopt a sensible reframing, to rename this bill as the "Main Street Job Creation Act", and add an amendment so that its funds would be disbursed to states based on their Senator's votes. If one Senator votes against it, their state should lose half the funding from the bill. If both U.S. Senators from one state vote against the bill, the state loses its entire allocation from the legislation. 2) In the interests of protecting innocent bystanders/victims, this proposal would apply a percentage reduction for the first "No" and the allocation cut only in half for both "No" votes. And the state's Governor must abide by the consequences of the Senators' decisions. 3) The final proposal involved simply declaring it what it is, a Federal Emegency. Make it fifty seperate bills, one for each state. That will let the people know where their senators stand and who's interests they stand for. One thing appears to be certain. Any of these three proposals would work better than the current methods being employed in Congress and the Senate.