The Washington Post reports that Senate Dems don't think they have the votes to pass the stimulus as is.
Stimulus opponents are rejoicing.
I'll make this very simple.
Democrats threw everything they possibly could into the initial bill. If it passed, great for them. If not, fine...cut a few things, show the world they are being bipartisan, try again. If it gets knocked, they can say "Republicans aren't cooperating!"
Win the war -- don't settle for one battle.