Friday, February 13, 2009

Shut Up and Do As You're Told

People need to break out of their ideological rigidity.
--Barack Obama

And let me say this to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little, tiny, yes, porky amendments, the American people really don't care.
--Senator Chuck Schumer

I won.
--Barack Obama

Today the stimulus bill, authored by Democrats, revised by Democrats, negotiated by a mere three turncoat Republicans with no backbone and no true values, then re-revised by a jumble of, again, only Democrats, goes to vote.

I have shown simply by categorizing the items of spending again and again and again that this is not a stimulus bill.
Professional Economists from across the spectrum have come out to tear apart the credibility of the claim that this bill is a stimulus.

Even the Keynesian-based mathematics of the Congressional Budget Office has shown that this bill will do more harm than good, and that, indeed the actual final cost of all of the social progam spending will drive the cost of this bill to a whopping $3.7 Trillion.

Further, the insane amount of spending up front will drive the US Defecit to 13.5% of the GDP, more than double the percentage of the defecit run in 1983 under Reagan to pull us out of that earlier recession, all while nobody in the government, not Congress, not Timothy Geithner, not Barack Obama, can tell any of us if we can even get the money at all!

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid all have one overriding objective in rushing through this bill, and that is to expand the size, scope and control of the US Government, and to enjoy the benefits of being in power when that expansion happens. They are operating only in their own best interests, and not in the interests of the people they were elected to represent.

Chuck Schumer says the American people don't really care about the volume of wasteful spending. What he really means is that he doesn't care what anybody basing their thoughts within the realm of reality thinks. He only cares about what portion of this massive power grab he will be able to control, and to hell with anyone who thinks it's wrong!

Barack Obama says that those of us that are against this bill on the principles of Liberty and Freedom and correct economics for the good of the country need to "break our ideological rigidity."

But what he really means is, "I won, now shut up and do as you're told."

1 comment:

  1. Schumer needs a wake-up call as to what the American people care about...