Skip to comments.Biden Begs: No Swimming Pools!
Posted on 03/19/2009 11:21:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Biden Begs: No Swimming Pools! Posted by Mark Knoller | Comments
Looking to strike fear and compliance in the hearts of local officials, Vice President Joe Biden warns that if they use money from the economic stimulus fund to build what he regards as the wrong kind of projects, Ill show up in your city and say this was a stupid idea.
No swimming pools! he implored. No tennis courts! he begged. No golf courses! he pleaded. No Frisbee parks! he exhorted.
This cant be government as usual, he told an assemblage of local officials invited to the White House from around the country.
Even if they can promise him that building their projects will create jobs and generate revenue, Biden wants none of it.
The answer is no, no, no! He said its got to pass the smell test.
He urged the officials to think about how their constituents would react if the projects they launched were plastered on the front page of their biggest local newspaper.
If it doesnt automatically make sense, dont do it!
Once the officials get funding for infrastructure, Biden said, they can do what they like with it. But he served notice that if they launch the kind of projects he deems inappropriate, he wont be shy about saying what he thinks.
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Statues of Caesar obama are fine in EVERY city though!
IE, don't hire any contractors, concrete workers, lawn care companies, etc. If you work for any of these types of businesses, SOL.
Yeah I feel so much better knowing that Slo Joe is overseeing the monies!
“His badge wasnt showing, but Sheriff Biden intended to sound tough as Clint Eastwood.”
Mark Knoller is gay.
Slow Joe needs to stay out of the deep end of the Think Tank.
But dog parks and rat habitats in California are ok, right?
From a google search - on some NPR site:
“Singers, actors and dancers can stimulate audiences, but can they stimulate the economy? The authors of the current stimulus package seem to think so they have included $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and $150 million for infrastructure repairs at the Smithsonian.
Arts groups large and small are hurting, just like every other industry: The Sacramento Ballet has canceled performances; the administrative staff of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra took a 20 percent pay cut; the Austin Museum of Art is postponing plans for a new museum downtown.....
Well this article is proof that the Obama Admin, Pelosi, Reid, and all of the Democrats had no clue what they were intending to stimulate. Just get that money out there!
We are soooooooooooo screwed.
Ill show up in your city . . . . .
Opps - I see other places that say the arts was not included in the stimulus package. Who knows!?
Well - I think the money for abortions is still in there. Other than that though I’m sure all of the money will be well spent on things crucial to our society. /s
If anything, this government is making me feel more capable all the time.
I saw a new swimming pool, a big one at that, being put in at a local club last year. All the guys building the pool were Mexican and I have a feeling that there weren't any green cards around. I think if Biden saw that, he would make a swimming pool 'exception' for one of his favorite voting blocks.
That is great - care if I use it for a tag line?
You’re taking our bread Joe. At least let us keep the circus...
I think that the only way to put the brakes on these idiots is for everyone, and I mean everyone, to sign up for food stamps, welfare, and every other government freebie possible. Jam everything up with paperwork. Sign up for every give-away program even if you are rich and the system will confuse itself and implode. Do to the socialists what Acorn did to the election process. Got a dead uncle? Sign him up for free government grave maintenence. Sell you car and apply for free government transportation vouchers.
Hey, the mexicans are doing the road work here in Houston - yard work, housing construction - I don’t know where white guys work anymore!
We get a...
Drum roll please...
Yes, yet another useless and stupid road widening. Thats all the stimulus for the entire North of Clark County. Worth about 10 jobs.
What a joke.
He's jockeying for a UN post.
White guys sit behind desks and get chubby.
So I guess that means that dirt lot at the end of my block that was supposed to be made into a park 5 years ago will remain a dirt lot.
What’s wrong with swimming pools? OK, arguably tennis courts, golf courses and frisbee parks are of interest to only a limited segment of the population. Swimming pools, on the other hand, are typically used by everyone in the community, especially children. Swimming is a healthy activity, and swimming is an important skill for children to learn in order to help drown-proof them.
Swimming pools are bad, but it’s cool Mass. is spending one fifth of their money honoring the Kennedy legacy? WTF?
That’s me! :)
“;....to build what he regards as the wrong kind of projects, Ill show up in your city and say this was a stupid idea.”
Wat to go, Joe, AFTER the money is gone you will point out that it’s use was a bad idea. AFTER. Ok.
Pools are much better than libraries. People actually use pools.
I feel like it’s all gonna be good now.
Uh... We’re getting a bike path up and down the mountains of the Poconos. This isn’t something for commuters that would save energy. Hey, Joe!
There goes the pool worker’s union vote....
“This cant be government as usual, he told an assemblage of local officials invited to the White House from around the country.”
A rare moment of candor. Even Joe recognizes that government usually will squander taxpayer funds. His delusion is in thinking that somehow—with Sheriff Joe on the watch—the stimulus funds will be spent any more sensibly.
It was “government as usual” that created porkulus in the first place. It will be “government as usual” that won’t quit until every last dollar is squandered in “feel good” projects whose selection will be designed to maximize the political prospects of the incumbents charged with spending someone else’s money.
I’m sure City Administrators everywhere are just QUAKING in their boots.
I’m from MA.
Thanks for the happy news.
“Ill show up in your city and say this was a stupid idea.”
Does Biden really believe that people care what he thinks? Is his ego that large?
I know a local city arts group I do freelance work for went to a meeting for teaching them how to tap into the stimulus money for the NEA so the NEA did get money.
Not to mention that it is going to make a lot of rich lonely women very unhappy.
In fact, I see a future where citizens everywhere will be forced to give up 5 foot strips of their property so that no road in America will face the indignity of not having a bike path along it.
Ill show up in your city and say this was a stupid idea.
Yeah, that will teach them a lession!
No swimming pools, which might actually be something that benefits my community and its children, better it all go to ACORN so they can rig the next hundred years of elections.
You and The One pushed the bill with the money in it for this, now go pry it out of Nancy's plastic hand.
LOL maybe he will show up in a blue helmet.
Their plan is working beautifully. An old man once told me, “When someone gives you money, they tell you how to spend it.” They are buying America with our money and we’re allowing them to do it.