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Old 01-28-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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The Democrats have lost their collective minds. The stimulus bill as voted nearly unanimously by every Democrat member of the House, and voted down unanimously by every Republican member of the house, (and God bless the 11 Democrats who broke ranks from this fiscal malpractice) is an abomination of special interest spending the likes of which quite possibly has never been seen in this nation's history.

-$2 billion for child care subsidies.
-$50 million to the National Endowment of the Arts
-Over $4.5 billion toward global warming related research and carbon capture projects
-$650 million for digital television
-$600 million for the federal government to buy new cars
-$150 million to the Smithsonian
-$7 billion to modernize federal buildings
-$54 billion to federal programs that the Office of Management and Budget and/or the Goverment Accountability Office have already called "ineffective" or unable to pass basic financial audits.

Apparently only 12 cents out of every dollar being spent in this nearly 1 trillion dollar stimulus package is going to something that will actually stimulate the economy!

If President Obama signs off on this bill in its present form, he will not only have brazenly lied when he stated not more than three weeks ago there would be no special interest pork invading this bill, but will also be clearly aligning himself with the extreme liberal leadership within the Democratic Party - namely Nancy Pelosi.

A 40-Year Wish List - WSJ.com


And here is a list of every member of the House who voted for and against this irresponsible economic train wreck:

http://politics.nytimes.com/congress...111/house/1/46

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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I hope the Senate will be able to stop this bill. I will be contacting my Senators and tell them not to support this bill.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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I hope the Senate will be able to stop this bill. I will be contacting my Senators and tell them not to support this bill.
Good! And spread the word to all you know - this cannot go unnoticed by the majority of Americans. The arrogance of the Democratic controlled House of Representatives is both astonishing, and potentially quite destructive.

What is being attempted by Pelosi and Co. is an outrage and a full out attack on responsible leadership. Shame on her and anyone who supports this kind of economic madness.

Enough is enough.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Great article by Peter Ferrara regarding this humongo spending bill that starts out with the line, Good Morning Suckers,

The American Spectator : Good Morning, Suckers
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I wish I could actually get my senator to do things that um... are what the Colorado peoples want. There were overwhelming calls to his office to NOT sign the bailout bill. Guess what he did? Yea, he signed the darn thing.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:59 AM
 
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How couldn't digital television stimulate the economy and make the world a better place? I feel saved already.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:07 AM
 
Location: In a house
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All we need for a stimulus package is a federal gov't halved.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Hmmm...well, I'd cut out the digital television, the new cars, and the federal programs. I do believe in supporting the arts, so that could stay. I would at least halve the Smithsonian amount.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I wish I could actually get my senator to do things that um... are what the Colorado peoples want. There were overwhelming calls to his office to NOT sign the bailout bill. Guess what he did? Yea, he signed the darn thing.

The government takes money from hard-working middle class citizens and gives it away to either massive corporations and bankers, or to low class folks who just don't want to work. The war against the middle class continues without interruption.

They can call the bailout whatever they want, I call it communism, the redistribution of wealth by the government, in this case from productive middle class people, to parasitic worthless bankers and money manipulators who add absolutely nothing to the production process.

If the government tries to buy you off by sending you a "stimulus check" (throwing a table scrap your way) don't go out and waste it on booze or electronics, buy surplus rifle ammo while the buying is good. At the rate things are going, you may need it at some point down the road, probably sooner rather than later.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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It took almost 7 years, but the Republican-majority government managed to roll the economic train off the tracks, and into the proverbial ditch.

And now that obscene amounts of taxpayer funds have to spent in order to get the economy out of the ditch, those who stood silently by and watched the whole train wreck take place are outraged?

Sorry, but those people have exactly zero credibility, and have no business offering simple-simon advice on how to operate an economic train.
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