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Radicals Wrote Failed Stimulus
IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 09/21/2009 6:53:12 PM PDT by Kaslin

Policymaking: If the stimulus isn't working, perhaps it's because it was largely written by a collection of leftist interest groups called the Apollo Alliance that counts among its directors a co-founder of the Weather Underground.


The Labor Department reported Friday that 42 states lost more jobs than they gained in August, and that 14 plus Washington, D.C., reported unemployment rates of 10% or more.

Michigan's rate rose to 15.2%, highest in the nation. Nevada, represented by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is second with 13.2%. California, home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is tied for fourth with Oregon at 12.2%.

Clearly, the stimulus bill that no congressman read is not working. As it turns out, no congressman may have written it either. It's largely the creation of a coalition of leftist organizations called the Apollo Alliance, whose primary interests are saving the Earth, environmental justice and redistributing wealth. They are not friends of job-creating capitalism.

On Apollo's Web site, Sen. Reid, whose state also leads in foreclosures, is quoted praising the group of which former green czar Van Jones was a board member.

"We've talked about moving forward on these ideas for decades," Reid is quoted as saying. "The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in motivating the public to support them."

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1 posted on 09/21/2009 6:53:12 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; Faux_Pas; fortunecookie; ...

2 posted on 09/21/2009 6:53:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
The Leftwingtards make a career of pushing discredited social distributive methods thought up in the mid 1800s.

We are more than a century down the line and none of those ideas have been successful anywhere they've been tried.

Seriously, I'm pretty sure all the Leftwingtards are mentally ill.

3 posted on 09/21/2009 6:57:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin

I’m writing my leftist Senators about this right now....

How is it that radical COMMIES wrote this bill and you POS never read?

They all should be recalled from office. This is BEYOND DISGUSTING!!


4 posted on 09/21/2009 6:58:04 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: muawiyah

It’s not without saying that Liberalism is a mental disease


5 posted on 09/21/2009 6:59:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I could not believe my ears when harry reid bragged that apallo wrote stimulus ....he must be brain dead


6 posted on 09/21/2009 7:03:41 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Kaslin
This should be hung around the neck of every congress person who voted for this scam.
7 posted on 09/21/2009 7:05:13 PM PDT by DB
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To: Electric Graffiti

In addition to Van Jones, I believe that Jeff Jones - formerly of Weather Underground fame (and convicted criminal) - is also on the board of directors. Jeff Jones and Bill Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground.

Glen Beck has been talking about this for weeks. There may be a chart (Beck’s blackboard) on his site.. but I haven’t looked lately.


8 posted on 09/21/2009 7:07:00 PM PDT by DDLL
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To: Kaslin
Welcome to government of the activist, by the activist and for the activist.

1960s Marxist-Alinsky hippie street rabble and their ideological issue (children) wrote the "stimulus" package?!

Arguably, the Marxist revolutionary left is now "the Establishment."

9 posted on 09/21/2009 7:08:06 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin

JOBS are CAUSE NUMERO UNO in 2010.

This information will be very helpful in dumping the destroyers out of office.

It will take EVERYTHING we have to retake Congress - but we must. It’s the battle of the century - again.


10 posted on 09/21/2009 7:09:41 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Kaslin
If the stimulus isn't working, perhaps it's because it was largely written by a collection of leftist interest groups...

With a little further digging, I'd wager we could find the authors of the House health care bill in the same circle.

11 posted on 09/21/2009 7:17:26 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: DDLL
There may be a chart (Beck’s blackboard) on his site.. but I haven’t looked lately.

I just did a quick look and couldn't find it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I'd like to see it if it does.
12 posted on 09/21/2009 7:35:01 PM PDT by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Kaslin

It was designed to fail in the first place.


13 posted on 09/21/2009 7:37:07 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Kaslin
Hmm, how did America fall so far so fast?

There's something missing in our understanding of the forces at work in American society. Perhaps it was the dumbing down of students for the sake of diversity. Perhaps it was the emasculization of men. Perhaps it was takeover of the media and the power of electronic media. Histrionics has taken hold. Guilt has been raised to a necessary virtue.

I think we are at a nexis in history here where Leftist plans and designs have come together from decades past to erode and replace the foundations of America itself.

We're so far from the ownership society and so far from real hope, hope that the individual can shape one's future through one's own work and imagination, that self-sufficiency has become almost a curiosity.

14 posted on 09/21/2009 7:46:55 PM PDT by TheThinker
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To: Kaslin

FIRE EVERY ONE OF EM THAT VOTED FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY ARE BLOODY THIEVES!!!


15 posted on 09/21/2009 7:48:04 PM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


16 posted on 09/21/2009 7:50:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: TheThinker
Hmm, how did America fall so far so fast?

Fast? This has been a century in the works. It was accelerated when limpwrists ceded academia to radical communists as an apology for McCarthy.
17 posted on 09/21/2009 7:52:54 PM PDT by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Electric Graffiti

How is it that radical COMMIES wrote this bill and you POS never read?

They all should be recalled from office. This is BEYOND DISGUSTING!!
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I’m so appalled and disgusted, I have no words!


18 posted on 09/21/2009 7:54:02 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Kaslin; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...
The list, ping

(Thanks Jet Jaguar)

19 posted on 09/21/2009 8:09:18 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Kaslin

This guy definitely needs to be brought down NEXT!!!

“Jones was a fugitive from justice for 11 years. His own account at his Web site says: “As a leader of the Weather Underground, Jeff evaded an intense FBI manhunt for more than a decade. In 1981, they finally got him. Twenty special agents battered down the door of the Bronx apartment where he was living with his wife and four-year-old son.”

With Mark Rudd and Bill Ayers, Jones in 1969 co-founded the radical Weatherman, which orchestrated the violent “Days of Rage” riots in Chicago, and later undertook an anti-government bombing campaign. Three of its members died when a bomb they were constructing to attack Fort Dix accidentally detonated in Greenwich Village.

And Jones is still proud of his terrorist activities — saying as recently as 2004: “To this day, we still, lots of us, including me, still think it was the right thing to try to do.”

Now, Jones is back to revolutionary organizing — but with taxpayers footing the bill. He’s the director of the Apollo Alliance’s New York affiliate and a consultant to the national group.”


20 posted on 09/21/2009 8:33:54 PM PDT by Kimberly GG (Sarah Palin - Supports a "path to citizenship" for illegal aliens. "path to citizenship" IS AMNESTY)
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To: Kaslin

The founding board members of the Apollo Alliance are:

* Senator Maria Cantwell, US Congress (D-WA).
* Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers.
* Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., US Congress (D-IL).
* Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club.

National Steering Committee

* Ruben Aronin, Global Green USA
* Andrew Beebe, Energy Innovations
* Robert L. Borosage, Institute for America’s Future
* Dan Carol, CTSG, Young Apollo
* Maggie Fox, Sierra Club
* Bracken Hendricks, Apollo Alliance
* Van Jones, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
* Mindy Lubber, CERES
* Mark Ritchie, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
* Joel Rogers, Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS)
* Marco Trbovich, United Steelworkers of America (USWA)


21 posted on 09/21/2009 8:37:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Kaslin

The Trillion Dollar Stimulus is the EPIC American Liberal FAIL - OF ALL TIME!

Its like the US Government funded a boondoggle to land men on the sun.

Pure waste at its worst with NOTHING to show for it.

So bad it makes the construction of the Maginot Line look like a good Return On Investment.


22 posted on 09/21/2009 8:51:38 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Kaslin

You know, this is far, far bigger news than ACORN. I wonder how many of the Obama Kool-Aid drinkers in Congress knew this when they voted for this bill. Not very many, I bet. They probably didn’t even know they were drinking Kool-Aid, since they failed to read the ingredients on the little paper cup, uh, I mean the bill.


23 posted on 09/21/2009 8:55:16 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: 444Flyer

In case you didn’t see this one


24 posted on 09/21/2009 9:53:24 PM PDT by Saoirise (Right the wrong and free SGT. Hutchins, NOW!)
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To: Kaslin

The Alinski strategy to usurp capitalism and establish socialism is to overburden the financial system with entitlements and fiscal crisis so that private enterprise collapses, leaving the “people” no choice but to come crawling for a crust of bread from the government.


25 posted on 09/21/2009 10:02:31 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
"Arguably, the Marxist revolutionary left is now "the Establishment."

YUP. They have infilterated and now run most government branches and departments.

Folks, we've had a bloodless COUP!!!

The Commies ar now running the country and Obama is cutting our National Defenses as quickly as he can...God help us.

26 posted on 09/21/2009 10:35:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: Kaslin

....um, yeah - it was never about creating jobs. WE TOLD YOU THAT.

It’s about entrenching libs in power for decades to come...


27 posted on 09/21/2009 11:10:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Kaslin

Hmmm. Ask a bunch of communists how to fix a broken capitalist economy and they do the same central planning stuff some other communists did that broke it in the first place, and it doesn’t fix the problem. Go figure. Who could have predicted that one?


28 posted on 09/22/2009 1:19:27 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Terpfen
It was accelerated when limpwrists ceded academia to radical communists as an apology for McCarthy.

McCarthy needed apologizing for? What'd he do?

29 posted on 09/22/2009 1:22:04 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder who wrote Cap and Trade? These lazy bum legislators can’t even write their own bills? Who the hell needs them?


30 posted on 09/22/2009 5:01:54 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Kaslin

Here in my little town in NC we have a National Cemetary. There is a project funded by the stimulus going on right now to replace the perfectly good grass with sod. While I don’t know this for a fact, the workers all appear to be illegals. Once the new grass is planted these jobs will go away.....no jobs will be created from this project. None of the local news media has reported on the project (go figure) but everyone who has noticed it that I have spoken with is outraged by the obvious waste of taxpayer(and Chinese) money.


31 posted on 09/22/2009 5:39:53 AM PDT by lwd
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To: R0CK3T
to land men on the sun.

LOL

See my #31

32 posted on 09/22/2009 5:52:36 AM PDT by lwd
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To: Kaslin
The writers of the stimulus bill, health care porker and the green economic terror bill known as Cap and Trade were working on these bills for a long time.

I was wondering where these bills came from, and it became very apparent that no rats in Congress wrote the health care porker nor had they read it.

Six months into the Obama administration, it should now be clear to all Americans: Hope and Change came to the White House wrapped in brass knuckles.*

*Michelle Malkin: Bully Boys: A Brief History of White House Thuggery townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Michelle Malkin

33 posted on 09/22/2009 7:20:10 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: catnipman

I wonder how many of the Obama Kool-Aid drinkers in Congress knew this when they voted for this bill. Not very many, I bet.

^^^^^

At least 80 members of the House of Reps are members of the democrat-socialist caucus. (I forget their actual name.) They all approve of this close connection with the Apollo Alliance. No one is fooled or duped in the democrat House!!!! they have been living for the day when they could “take over” our country.

The fact that the cities they have “taken over” for decades are crippled cesspools does not mean a thing to them. There is no cause and effect connection in their brains. There is only “belief” in their ideology/religion.

I wish conservatives would use the religion analogy more often, since ‘separation of church and state’ is such a dominant theme in American dialogue.

If any word, color, symbol, or hint relating to Judeo-Christianity causes government school faculties to faint, we need to equate the keywords of leftist indoctrination to the same kind of forbidden status!


34 posted on 09/22/2009 7:23:27 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: catnipman
Congressional Progressive Caucus Member List

72 members plus Senators Bernie Sanders and Tom Udall

They have changed the name of their caucus, but not the membership rolls.

35 posted on 09/22/2009 7:34:24 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: Still Thinking

That’s what I’d like to know, but the McCarthy Myth is strong.


36 posted on 09/22/2009 8:42:22 AM PDT by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Kaslin

Feds warn of terror threat to U.S. hotels, stadiums

By EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writers | Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:40 am | (2)

WASHINGTON | Counterterrorism officials have issued security bulletins to police around the nation about terrorist interest in attacking stadiums, entertainment complexes and hotels — the latest in a flurry of such internal warnings as investigators chase a possible bomb plot in Denver and New York.

In the two bulletins — sent to police departments Monday and obtained by The Associated Press — officials said they know of no specific plots against such sites, but urged law enforcement and private companies to be vigilant. These two bulletins followed on the heels of a similar warning about the vulnerabilities of mass transit systems.


37 posted on 09/22/2009 8:46:12 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The Labor Department reported Friday that 42 states lost more jobs than they gained in August, and that 14 plus Washington, D.C., reported unemployment rates of 10% or more.
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38 posted on 09/22/2009 7:26:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“Arguably, the Marxist revolutionary left is now “the Establishment.””

Let the new counterculture roll!


39 posted on 09/22/2009 7:48:55 PM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: equaviator
RE: Let the new counterculture roll!

Yes!

It was fun reading the counterculture types in the underground press like Berkeley Barb and East Village Other.

Now I are one.

40 posted on 09/22/2009 8:22:55 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin

bump


41 posted on 09/22/2009 8:29:06 PM PDT by VOA
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