On Jan 28 the messiah told a room full of corp execs that only business, large and small, and the American workers could turn the economy around--gov't could not do it. Less than 2 weeks later only Gov't can do it. He doesn't know his a-- from 1st base.
The government dough will rot your soul (words from a Canadian singer - Stan Rogers). Earned money from working for yourself or others will provide self-respect. The government is what got us in this mess; notice they quickly blame business but business can only share in the blame. The housing crisis was caused by artifically lowering interest rates (controlled by the Fed.), Freddie & Fannie, no money down for a mortgage and other stupid practices. When we start looking at government fixing a problem then we're enslaved; and, furthermore, bureaucrats are idiots and Congress is even lower on the mental scale. Just my opinion. Darrell
"Some House Democrats are working furiously to reinstate funds the Senate cut from an $789 billion economic stimulus package speeding to the floor this week.
In particular, progressive Democrats and members of the Congressional Black Caucus would like to see more money for social spending programs that was cut from the Senate package over the weekend in a deal with three moderate Republican senators. It’s not clear if they will get all their wishes, but the deal announced this afternoon will be finalized in the coming hours.
The Congressional Black Caucus sent House negotiators a letter Wednesday asking them to add an additional $4.2 billion for the federal government to lend states money to acquire foreclosed homes, another $4 billion for job-training programs and $14 billion for school construction.
They would also like to see more money for broadband Internet access for impoverished neighborhoods and protections in the bill to ensure minority-owned businesses will benefit.
“I’m all for bipartisanship, but I don’t consider three Republican senators bipartisan,” said Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, who oversees economic recovery issues for the Congressional Black Caucus. “Let’s not deny who we are legislatively for three senators.”
Some of the money is already being reinserted in the bill, Cleaver said, pointing to the money for states to buy foreclosed homes."
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.
One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Minnesota.
All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The
Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then
works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the
job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit
The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then
says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and
$100 profit for me."
The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to
the White House official and whispers, "$2,700."
The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like
the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"
The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you,
and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."
"Done!" replies the government official.
And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.
JBrooks, you are probably closer to the truth than you realize. God help us out of this mess and get us through the next 4 years with this unqualified puppet of Soros posing as our President. I smell socialism and it stinks.
hmb, I disagree with "beyond repair" we just need Obama and the democrats to stay out of it. Give tax incentives to the working class, but also to business to stimulate some growth. Government is only going to screw it up more they can't buy a hammer for less than $400.00 so what gives these people the idea they can fix things? Most of them can't pay their own taxes, time they paid and the people got the break! People that have business ventures and are not afraid to live by terms like "fiscal responsibility" or "wise invesments".
We would have been far better off to take the trillions the government is spending and giving it directly to the taxpayers. It would have created more jobs. This new government stinks. The fools that voted for these idiots stink too.
Nope John, I can just barely get my gun stuff in the Z4(built in South Carolina by American workers).
Any of these items in the "Porkulus Bill" gonna work for you? Hope that Dayton thing doesn't hurt you too bad. LOL
"Where WILL the money go? $4.8 million polar bear exhibit at the Providence, Rhode Island; $1.5 million water ride in Miami, Florida; $20 million minor league baseball museum in Durham, N.C.; $6.1 million for corporate jet hangars in Fayetteville Arkansas; $20 million for renovations at the Philadelphia Zoo; and a $1.5 million program to reduce prostitution in Dayton, Ohio; more money for university students going to school and not working; $3 to States for every $1 they spend on newly signed up welfare recipients; $4 to every State for every $1 they spend on the Medicaid health care program."
Thought this short video showing just what the Dem's delivered out of their (no Republicans allowed from what I have seen) conference committee was eye opening.
Not even close to the 48 hours they had promised for review of any major legislation.
And on another note, has anyone noticed that the University of Chicago Medical Center that had been paying Michelle Obama some $317,000 a year (that went up from $120,000 after her husband became Senator and earmarked some $1,000,000.00 of our money for the center) has decided NOT to fill her position?
Just what was it that she was doing there that was worth SO much, but they now do not need anyone else to replace her??