Inflected Form(s): plural stim·u·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: something that rouses or incites to activity: as a: incentive b: stimulant 1
Okay, how hard is this? It’s very simple, really; does it stimulate or incentivize the economy with money to get that same money into the hands of the people who will spend it on goods and services? Does it produce jobs in the short term, say within six months and specifically within a year?
Business/corporate tax cuts, “tax” rebates (yes, even if some receive that are not entitled) and grants for business start-ups or honest-to-God shovel-ready projects that require immediate new hires. Everything else is a wish list and desires; it does nothing to stimulate the economy and only gives those that want a socialist government what they’ve wanted for forty years. That is not stimulus, that’s social engineering and payoffs to the unions and supporters.
So, easy enough–
If it gives the incentives to stimulate job production: Keep it!
If it does not: Scrap it!
All these other programs and items in the Bill, especially the infrastructure repair and expansion, should be addressed separately in individual bills or in a spending bill.
We all need to see what our Senators are doing regarding this Stimulus Bill, and inform them what we believe should be done. Let them know (see contact link below) we want no Pork, no Social programs, and if it doesn’t produce a job in the near term, put it in a different bill, including the Republicans stupid proposal to bail out the Foreclosures–that should come out of the TARP–wasn’t that part of that plan?
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