At last, great news. The nationalization of healthcare with it’s outlawing of private insurance and forced coverage for abortions and exemption for Congress looks like it is on the way to defeat.
And that’s great news. I hope that drives a spike into Obama’s plans to socialize our great country. Once defeated, he’ll appear vulnerable, and perhaps defeatable in 2012.
He’s already more unpopular than Jimmy Carter.
My favorite entry in the Recovery.org “stimulous” spending so far:
$16,784,272 for canned pork.
$16 million dollars is a lot of money for pork, but what do you expect from Congress?
Please, Congress, you can stop helping now.
Congress took the Stimulus package behind closed doors to prepare the final version. They’ve set it for a vote today.
What happened to the promise of “transparency?” Why aren’t we allowed to see what is in this revised package? Congress is expected to do a blind vote today. “Don’t read it, just vote for it! Otherwise the world will end!”
I am furious at this spending package. We’re told economists agree it’s necessary; that’s not true. We’re told a catastophe looms if we don’t approve it, but this solution *is* the problem. The amount of pork, we’re told, is not important to Americans. The other provisions such as the universal health care provision are just slipped in without debate.
And the final pillaging of the American taxpayer begins today and we march onwards toward Marxism. And we’re not even allowed to read the bill.
Call your congressperson today. Demand the bill be posted for 72 hours before a vote.
In this morning’s Washington Post, Obama wrote that the Stimulus Package (which is horrendously misleading as there is far more liberal pet socialist programs than stimulus in the package) must be passed immediately or puppies will die. No time to read it, just sign it.
But then he includes this phrase –
“I reject these theories, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change,” he wrote.
I heard him say something similar last week when he refused to implement any conservative suggestions into the negotiations, adding it was because “he won.”
I heard it last night as a significant step toward Marxism was implemented when Obama signed the SCIHP program. Congress is lying about it’s implementation. They raised taxes for the first time in this adminstration by adding 62 cents to a pack of cigarettes, they claim this will fund the socialized medicine program, when in reality they need an additional 24 million smokers to fund it. And then Obama added that the people voted for it because they voted for him.
This is arrogance, and I’m already tired of it. Yes, Obama is my President, but I didn’t vote for that. Nor did the vast majority of Americans request a move to Marxism. Obama promised change, and Americans were tired of Congress lying. Every year they promise to hold back spending and then they spend it like drunken sailors. Obama is doing the exact same thing and there is absolutely no change. Same old same old.
I reject the arrogance. If you want to be bipartisan, Mr. President, show that you have an inkling of understanding for the conservative view point instead of shoving an “I won” down our throats.
May the so-called “Stimulus Package” go down in flames. Defeat is necessary in order to save our country.
Congress is sapping any possibility of US productivity for generations to come. Only a fraction of this so-called “stimulus” bill actually stimulates the economy. The vast majority of it is increased government oversight and additional government programs. By taking such a whopping amount from the American people, the US government is stifling productivity of the American people and small business where any chance of economic recovery must begin. By printing such a whopping amount of money to cover the spending that cannot be sold overseas as IOUs, the government will cause massive inflation for years and years to come.
The best and simple economic “stimulus” plan I’ve seen is to simly refund all individual taxes collected in 2008. It costs about the same and gives all the people’s money back to the people who would happily spend such a windfall.
Please, Congress, stop helping us now. Just put the checkbook down and back away.
I’m going to keep saying this so that I remember; “Obama is my President.” It’s important to remember we are called to be good citizens.
But that doesn’t mean we check our beliefs and feelings at the door and blindly follow our new Dear Leader. In one week –
He reestablished federal funding for overseas abortions. Why in the heck are we paying for that, anyway? Are we trying to control the population of future enemies? Is our top priority in economic uncertainty to abort unborn children of foreigners?
He reestablished embryonic stem cell research. Might as well start planning ahead for harvesting fetuses if we need unborn children for medical purposes.
He stopped military tribunals in Guantanamo and ordered the facility closed in a year. Nobody knows what to do with the 250+ terrorists held there. Send them to other countries? They end up back on the battlefield. Bring them to US soil? A writ of “habeas corpus” will have them released as they have not been charged with violating US criminal law.
He’s urging nearly a trillion dollars of spending to stimulate the economy. Who gets this money? Some of it goes to taxpayers. Where did they get this money? Er, taxpayers. And there are some hideous things in the bill, like spending on contraceptives, polishing tombstones, educating Americans about the benefits of government-sponsored healthcare. How in the heck will that stimulate the economy?
Obama’s bipartisan approach so far seems to consist of, “I won.”
Go help us all.
Because they gave away billions… no wait, over a trillion dollars of taxpayer’s money…
… because in order to approve %750 billion of it, they had to add $150 billion in pork…
… because they pressured banks to lend money to people to buy houses they couldn’t afford…
… because the same people like Barney Frank who helped cause this mess are now charged with trying to fix it so that they can cover up their mistakes…
… because all this inflated the dollar against other countries…
… because all this ruptured the economy to that our 401(k)s are now worth only 101(k)…
… because our national debt has so many digits now, the numbers no longer fit on the national debt clock…
… because a single individual can perpetrate a %50 billion ponzi scheme under the nose of the SEC…
… because they have a 9% approval rating because they focused instead on congressional hearings about steroid use in baseball …
… Congress decided to give themselves a raise. Job well done, guys. You totally defined “hubris” in a grand way.