The Obama “Stimulus” Bill, a stinking pile of garbage and pork barrel spending, disguised as relief for our economy, passed both houses on Friday. The way it was crafted, the manner in which the voting public and members of the Republican Party were excluded, was dumb, infantile, shockingly crude and heavy handed.
Way to go Princess Pelosi. Looks like you and Marie Antoinette have a lot in common . . . both of you being so attuned to the needs of the people and all. By the way, Chuckie (I am referring to the “smuck” Schumer), the American people do care about pork barrel projects. You sir, along with Princess Pelosi, represent all that is wrong with Washington. If tone deafness were bankable you would both be millionaires.
The bill, HR 1 which started out at 700 plus pages grew to over 1,000 plus pages in less than 48 hours, and wasn’t read by a single member of Congress.
“Here we are with 1,100 pages,” Boehner said on the floor of the House, “that not one member of this body has read, not one.” He continued, “What happened to the promise that we’re going to let the American people see what’s in this bill for 48 hours? But no, we don’t have time to do that.”
The rationale behind passing the biggest spending bill in U.S. history without taking any time to evaluate the long term consequences of such actions was because something had to be done. Right. This is akin to watching a house that has caught on fire and having water and kerosene to choose from, and lacking the common sense to discern one from the other, throwing a can of kerosene on the fire because, “something had to be done!” Time was of the essence, you know. This is the Captain of the Titanic being told, “Sir, there are icebergs all around us!” and responding with, “full steam ahead!”
The Usurper Obama and his merry band of lunatic Democrats have danced this country down the road to financial ruin. Bush leaves office and the country $1 trillion dollars in debt, with a housing foreclosure disaster of monumental proportions, millions have lost their jobs, the banks aren’t lending, consumers aren’t spending . . . afraid their jobs may be next, and what does the latest group of lunatics running Washington (and this country into the ground) decide to do? Well, spend another trillion, of course!
Want to see where your tax dollars are going? Go to Stimulus Watch (H/T Oil for Immigration) and check out your city and state. Thanks to World Net Daily for giving us the site info needed to review the bill:
the joint explanatory statement of the committee of conference, which summarizes the bill, can be read here on the House.gov website. The actual text can be read here on the Library of Congress website.