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Today’s Cartoon

February 17, 2009

Political Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Hurry, Pass the Spendulus Bill Then…

February 17, 2009

Okay, so we couldn’t wait to have the Spendulus Bill passed! Right? The United States was going to collapse if we didn’t get the thing through Congress and then the Senate on Friday. No time for anyone to read it–oh, yes, most of them knew the major items, but not what had been put back in at the last minute, not the still hidden items–they had to have it passed within 11 hours of printing at midnight.  Why?

Because Pelosi had to have time to crow about the passing before she and seven other from congress could be wheels-up by six from Andrews on a USAF jet to Europe to meet the Pope today.

Then, to get the senate side done they flew democrat Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio where his mother had passed away and he had to wait until the end of her wake to come back and vote around midnight, and go back–the White House sent a plane and the Senate held the vote open. Would they have done that for the deciding vote of a Republican if it was to stop the bill?

And Then, Obama flies the family back to Chicago for Valentine’s Day–again, with all the hoopla, you’d think he’d have waited until the vote final in the Senate and have a big deal to do right on the spot. But, No, he takes AFOne to Chicago, spends the weekend out and about, and then returns to Washington yesterday, President’s Day to sign the bill, Right?

NO! He’s going to sign it in Denver TODAY at a solar panel plant to ensure we know he’s the Green One. So why fly back to Washington one day then back out to Denver and back the next? Seems like a whole lot of AvGas wasted and another 100s of tons of CO2–you know, the planet killer gas. I can only guess that it would save about half that gas and pollution had he gone to Denver from Chicago and then back to Washington today, but that means all those folks (including the TRINOS–Specter, Snow, Collins–I’m sure) hitching a ride to Denver today on AFOne to get a signing pen wouldn’t have gotten there or had to travel–gasp!–by commercial air or not gone at all. Yeah, right!

So, we are finally going to see the Partisan social-gluttonous Spendulus Bill signed today, FOUR frakking days after it was passed unread by those voting, certainly not posted so we the people could see it for 48 hours as Promised by Pelosi, and of such urgency that we could’ve all starved to death in the mean time from inaction to save us with 30 Million Marsh Mouse Stilulus!

 

UPDATE:  Oh, and then he’s going to Phoenix tomorrow for the Housing Plan that has nothing in the TARP or Spendulus Bill??!!  How inefficient is that for the Green One??!!  My head is going to explode!

So, let’s recap, shall we?  This weekend Chicago for vacation, back to Washington yesterday; today, Washington to Denver to Washington; and tomorrow, Washington to Phoenix back to Washington? Get on Google and figure those muiles out–what is he doing? Working on AF1 Frequent Flier Miles?? He’s going to need to replant all of Nevada in trees to offeset his carbon offset for this week alone!

Update: I.A. (547pm cst):  Okay, I was misinformed, The Green One has landed in Phoenix, so at least, someone had a brighter Idea than crisscrossing the US 3 times in 3 days.

UPDATE II:    From most recent eMail from NoStimulus.com

By the way, today when the President says this is a carefully drawn, fiscally responsible bill consider what is in the final legislation:

Billions in outright pork and wasteful spending:
$300 million for buying cars for federal bureaucrats;$3.7 billion for something called “green research” on military bases;$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts; $2 billion for “neighborhood stabilization” to radical groups like ACORN;$1.3 billion for Amtrak; $10 million for”urban canals”(I’m not making this up); etc.

The Road to Government Run Health Care
$1.1 billion for “comparative effectiveness research” that will establish a federal government board to begin rationing health care by having bureaucrats deciding which medical treatments will be appropriate for which Americans.(Page 52 of final conference report)

Overturning the Historic Welfare Reform of 1996
$264 billion for direct welfare payments while overturning the historic welfare reform of 1996.The Pelos\Reid\Obama bill will reward states with federal welfare funds based on the number of people they put on their welfare rolls – a perverse incentive that will in effect give states “bonuses” for adding more people to welfare rolls AND work requirements are ignored in this legislation.

$53.6 billion for a “state stabilization fund” otherwise known as a slush fund
This massive infusion of our tax dollars is designed to alleviate the need for genuine budget reform and cutting at the state level.

So, when you hear folks saying this Pelosi\Reid\Obama “stimulus” bill was a “compromise” that cut waste to the bone while focusing only on “shovel ready” priorities, call them on it!

UPDATE III: IT’S  SIGNED @ 1:24 pm mst

/God save us all

What Can You Say?

February 14, 2009

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Oh Yeah,  and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just a Little Something to Raise your BP this Morning

February 13, 2009

The Bill was Posted for review last night around 11PM EST–giving only about 10 hours for Senators & Congress to read before voting. Here’s a couple of items to help you understand that we need to BOHICA!

Congressional Offices Don’t Have the Stimulus Bill, Lobbyists Do

HURRY, FELLAS, LET’S VOTE, I AM OFF TO ROME!

Democratic Senator Predicts None of His Colleagues ‘Will Have the Chance’ to Read Final Stimulus Bill Before Vote

SURPRISE! Dems Break Promise: Stimulus Bill to Floor Friday

If you want to get a feel how the folks to the left supporting this bill regurgitate the line from the ONE, go back to yesterday’s post and read the comments from James. He tried to convert me, but it’s all 1936 Keynesian Economics BS.

BTW, why are we using 1936 Economics that didn’t work for FDR (by his own Sec’y of the Treasury’s admission in his diary) in 2009 ?

I will add more throughout the day to ensure that we keep that Blood Pressure up–just think of the endorphins that are being released.

Have a great Day!

UPDATE:   Well we knew it would happen, but I have one question: How can it be legal to require the House Representatives to vote on 1000+ Page bill that was released in the middle of the night before the vote–giving virtually No One a chance to read and discuss the bill????

  House passes Obama’s economic stimulus bill

UPDATE II:  Guess what, they just posted the bill for “Public Review”, they also have a place for Comments. Add yours and see if it gets posted.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

 

UPDATE III:  A friend points out that the links to the Bill DO NOT WORK! I’ve tried numerous engines, but no go. I guess we’re not going to see it until after the Senate Votes! Any bets?

Updates for today!

February 12, 2009

Oops, Her Majesty, Queen Nancy wasn’t able to confer with her far-left wingnuts yesterday on the deal that the Senate & White House (are we still calling it that? amazing that hasn’t been changed). Anyway, Madame Speaker has postponed her Thursday blab/bitchfest for today, as His Royal Neck-Biter Ried didn’t give her the due deference and confer with her before coming out of the closet…er, sorry, Conference Room yesterday.  More later.

Here’s the link to politico’s Glenn Thrush’s take on this:   http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0209/Did_Pelosi_get_rolled.html?showall

BTW, I meant to include George Will’s article from this AM with the main body; here’s the link: Runaway Stimulus by George Will

Tell me what IT (the Spendulus Bill) does for the People

February 12, 2009

You’ve probably gathered (by now), I’m not a Econo-geek, Policy Wonk or Demon-Crat, so I’m at a loss as to what I am to expect from the 2009 Stimulus Bill that is being prepared to Pass both the Senate and the House voting today or tomorrow, so that The One, HRO (His Royal Obamaness), the Savior can sign the Bill on President’s Day, Monday.

What I am is a techno-mechanic sales guy; someone that came to an interest in politics very late and having to work through and read a lot of nonsense and BS to try to make up for my lackadaisical attitude toward what impacted my life the first 46 years.

I had my Republican Epiphany in ’78 (during TWO’s–the Worthless One’s=Carter–regime) while in the Navy serving on a submarine out of Norfolk (which at the time was in VA, whose slogan then was “Welcome to VEPCO (the utility co back then), formerly know as Virginia). It was then that during a cruise ( I was on a fast attack boat so we went out for undetermined amounts of time, “boomers”–the ballistic missle subs– had the luxury of 100 day rotations) that I was bored enough (and after I had finished my qualifications) to look hard at my paycheck and realized that the amount of taxes I paid during the year actually paid my own salary for 4 months since I was employed by the government–so I was working for free for 4 months!  That realization was enough for me to change from being an Independent to a Republican. At that moment in time I had only voted once, for the the guy I thought was the best choice and because (primarily) the Doobie Brothers backed him–yep, I hoisted myself on my own petard–Carter. I also considered myself a liberal kind of guy becasue I grew up and came of age in the 60s and early 70s; but with age comes contemplation and I realize now I was always a conservative, even back with long hair and rock-n-roll, disgusted with all things political and the “man”. I never blamed the soldiers (I had a number of friends that served, and 3 that never made it home) in ‘Nam for anything, in fact, the only protest I participated in was the day of the Kent State “Masacre”–we walked out of class as the news spread and prayed at the flagpole for “our” fallen. Not silly, even now (of course, you couldn’t pray on school grounds now), that we did that, but other than that I took part in nothing else regarding that turmoil and tumultuos times.

But I’ve digressed, I am no longer a neophyte to the crap that all politicians–Repubs, RINOs, Demo & Demon-crats, even Indpendents or whatever else– say and do to get in and keep office. 9/11 changed me further–it made me pay attention, and after those terrible days, I kept paying attention. So now, I am not an innocent to what things they put forth will or won’t affect my life and livelihood. I have learned, especially since 9/11, what these assholes in Congress, the Senate and the Presidency, as well as the Cabinet, Justice, State and Judicial branch “employees” all want to do–stay alive in politics!

They don’t care how they get or keep their position; they don’t care about me or you; they only care for the power that “we” give them; but then, they want to keep and hold that power until they die, and in some cases treat as a legacy to pass on to their progeny, surrogates and wards. So in my infinite political wisdom (sarc) I’ve garnered in the last seven years, I realized all the above, but as well, that no one but myself is ever going to do anything for this 54 (almost) year old, white, Baptist, middle-class background and current (until I became unemployed) “social”standing, “Conservi-can” male. Actually, I determined that in ’78, but in the last seven years I’ve had to rely on others to keep me save from those that would destroy us. Now, today, I have to worry about those within my government that would destroy us from the inside with their “Spendulus Bill”.

I spent the early morning hours today reading various articles that explain what’s happening and going to happen with this Bill much better than I can. I’m going to list these 4 most direct and informative of those I’ve read in the last week for you to read as trying to post effective parts or paragraphs would taken even more room than I’ve taken already. So, I leave it up to you to read and digest for yourselves what is being done to us by these political animals who know better than experts or those unwashed masses (us) what is good for the country. From everything I read (with my logical approach to understanding being the techno-mechanical guy–see above), this payoff/spendulus/pork-ridden/government expansion Bill, will do nothing for anyone except themselves (those that are passing this thing) and construction (light or heavy), union and munifedgov (municipal & federal government employees) folks. There is nothing in this bill to stimulate what the majority of us out in the real world do for a living–private sector/consumer jobs. There is nothing to drive the technology or give us any way to drive the consumer spending in this bill, other than $13 a week more in our paychecks! Man, now that’s a “tax-cut”! They were afraid we’d pay bills or save the $400 or $800 (single or married) if they sent a check–so they’re going to just ctu the taxes a few dollars. Great! Yahooo! Yippee! The rest of the bill is nothing more than Demon-crat spending to those who brung them to the dance! So, what does it do for the rest of us? Nothing! They even cut the things for those of us that are unemployed–help with COBRA health payments and extension or increase in benefits.

It is too late to hope that the Tri-RINOs (Specter, Snow & Collins) have enough heart and soul to VOTE NO, we know they won’t. We can only watch and wait to see exactly what will happen as the Bill is paid out–we can’t even see where the money’s really going go until the thing is signed!

Let me know if any of the few of you that’ll read this can explain it better than the four I’m suggesting that you read or if you can explain how this is going to benefit me, mine and you in the near future, or the far future, for that matter.

Thanks, I’ll look forward to your input; here’s the list:

John Shadegg : Rationing Healthcare Creates Jobs?

Daniel Henninger: Exactly How Does Stimulus Work?

KARL ROVE
Obama’s Legislative Victory Comes at High Cost

STEVEN F. HAYWARD
Obama Misreads His Mandate