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  • Where's The Stimulus Funding For Infrastructure?

    06/07/2016 12:19:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 7, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    While traveling across the country with your kids this summer, be sure to buckle-up and do your best to overlook all the potholes and crumbling bridges out there. Even if funding was available, things will probably remain in disrepair until your kids are grown, thanks to big government regulations and red tape. Former Obama administration's U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood told CNN's Rene Marsh during a recent four-part investigative report that America is "like a Third World country" when it comes to infrastructure and said, "The reason we have 57,000 deficient bridges is because we have not made the...
  • Obama in Florida will tout benefits of economic stimulus

    02/26/2016 7:50:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2016 10:35 AM EST | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama is heading to Florida to tout the benefits of the massive economic stimulus bill he signed shortly after taking office seven years ago. Obama pumped more than $760 billion into a then-slumping economy beginning in early 2009 in a frantic effort to halt the worst economic downturn in generations. It was an unsettling period for many Americans as hundreds of thousands of jobs disappeared, unemployment climbed into double digits and home values plummeted. Obama will argue during a stop in Jacksonville on Friday that the country is on a more solid footing because of this and other...
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2017

    02/13/2016 10:14:22 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    1-20-2017 | You
    Open thread to write the 2017 stimulus act. Republican and Democrat versions welcome.
  • Navy Biofuel Deal is 'Cost Prohibitive,' 'Another Solyndra,’ Critics Say

    12/23/2011 10:22:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 23, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Navy jet takes off from U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. (U.S. Navy photo) ( – The Obama administration’s deal to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuel for Navy jets comes at a cost of up to nine times higher than regular fuel, a spokesman for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said, coming at a time when the U.S. military is already facing deep budget cuts. Inhofe, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has supported biofuel projects in the past, but has problems with a program the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Down the Drain - How the federal government flushed away the $833 billion stimulus

    04/15/2013 4:23:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | May 2013 | Peter Suderman
    If you want to see where a little bit of your $833 billion stimulus went, head south from St. Louis on Interstate 44 until you reach the Mark Twain National Forest. On March 13, 2009, less than a month after President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law, the federal government awarded $462,912.30 to a Spokane, Washington, construction firm called CXT Incorporated to build and install 22 “precast concrete toilets” in the park. These bunker-style commodes did not add to the number of bathrooms in the forest; they replaced existing toilets that didn’t meet Forest Service...
  • Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal (Obama donor gets no bid contract)

    Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
  • Bankrupt Solar Company Stimulus Money Missing From Federal Records

    08/17/2011 7:03:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/17/2011 | Tom Gantert
    When Evergreen Solar announced it was filing bankruptcy this week, the news sparked a flurry of stories pointing out how the “green” solar panel company had received money from the federal stimulus. The Massachusetts-based company was held up as another example of wasted taxpayers’ dollars under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). But Evergreen Solar may be a better example of just how complicated and difficult it can be to track the massive $821 billion federal stimulus. Because despite the White House and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick both citing Evergreen Solar as receiving stimulus money, the government’s website that...
  • Obama: Job Losses Prove Stimulus Worked

    07/11/2011 1:42:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/11/11 | Fred Lucas
    Three days after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the national unemployment rate had ticked up from 9.1 percent in May to 9.2 percent in June, President Barack Obama said that the loss of jobs in the public sector is “evidence” that his $830-billion economic stimulus legislation worked. “Now, without relitigating the past, I’m absolutely convinced, and the vast majority of economists are convinced, that the steps we took in the Recovery Act saved millions of people their jobs or created a whole bunch of jobs,” Obama said at his Monday press conference. “And part of the evidence of...
  • Operation Gunrunner was funded by the 2009 Stimulus Package

    07/07/2011 10:06:47 AM PDT · by Domandred · 192 replies
    7/7/2011 | Domandred
    Something about Project Gunrunner (gunwalker, fast and furious) has been bugging me but I just couldn't put my finger on it. This morning when I woke up I remember seeing Project Gunrunner in a bill that was discussed here. The original thread about it was a rumor thread that HR45 had been rolled into the stimulus package. In that thread I scanned the text of H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for gun, firearm, etc and came up with a hit. I posted in the thread: "Only time “gun” or “firearm” appears is in the part that give...
  • Feds gave California $120.7 billion in aid last year

    03/30/2011 4:53:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Sac Bee - Capitol Alert ^ | 3/30/11 | Dan Walters
    The federal government gave California's state government $120.7 billion in the 2009-10 fiscal year to underwrite education, health services, welfare grants and dozens of other programs, a very detailed new report from the state auditor's office reveals. More than a sixth of the money - $23 billion - may have been a one-time injection of funds, however, because it came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as "stimulus." Those funds eased the state's budget crisis, especially in education finance, and their disappearance has exacerbated the current budget deficit. Education was the largest single category of...
  • Ever Wonder where the hell all the stimulus money went?

    10/15/2010 3:06:10 PM PDT · by gartrell bibberts · 11 replies
    U.S. Government ^ | 10/15/2010 | Self
    I recently visited Saipan (largest island in the "Northern Mariannas Confederation). Saipan was a Japanese "protectorate" from 1918 until 1944. Saipan is a Japanese resort area. Their Main St. looks like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. There are literally thousands of Japanese (and some Taiwanese, Mainland Chinese and South Koreans) swarming the streets. The aiport for Saipan was named "Aslito Field" when the Japanese held the island. When we captured the Island, the airport was renamed "Isley Field" for a Naval Aviator killed during the battle for Saipan. The airport has been renamed "Aslito Airport". The US government has spent...
  • Obama's Next Economic Plan: Don't Use the S Word! (Ok! We'll use the "F" word, "FAIL"!)

    09/06/2010 7:20:31 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/6/2010 | By Michael Grunwald
    With the economic recovery sputtering and the midterm elections approaching, President Obama is considering additional tax credits and tax breaks, additional spending on clean energy and infrastructure — in other words, additional stimulus. But don't call it stimulus! In a recent Politico story about Obama's plans for "emergency fixes to stimulate the economy," the White House press office refused to comment on the scope "other than to say it won't be a 'second stimulus.'" It's a strange situation. The White House believes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 helped avoid a depression and end a recession, saving or...
  • Big incentive for school attendance: Cash (St. Louis, MO)

    09/04/2010 9:31:01 PM PDT · by DBeers · 16 replies ^ | August 30, 2010 | Elisa Crouch
    ST. LOUIS • Stacey Wright had more than a dozen choices when it came to enrolling three of her children in an elementary school, from charters to magnets to traditional public schools in every corner of the city. She chose Jefferson Elementary School, the brick St. Louis public school across the street. And for that, she may get $900. For the first time, a local organization is offering parents a cash incentive to enroll their children at Jefferson. ~ SNIP ~ Proponents say the cash rewards are no different from offering college scholarships to top achievers at a high school,...
  • NSF Award in Computer & Information Science & Engineering (Onion test)

    08/22/2010 10:01:11 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 2 replies
    Project: Computational Creativity: Building Model of Machine—Generated Humor • Start Date: June 1, 2009 • Total Award Amount: $712,883 NSF Award in Computer & Information Science & Engineering How the results of this project will benefit society: Computational creativity has been a goal of artificial intelligence since nearly its inception. But while many interesting models have been developed, and some of these have produced interesting creative works, most have been built on foundations that either don’t scale, or don’t easily scope across different domains, or both. This project will create intelligent comedic performance agents and deploy them both on- and...

    07/14/2010 8:43:30 PM PDT · by kcvl · 30 replies
    On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign – a single sign – announcing that the project is "Funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and is "Putting America Back to Work." The money for...
  • UPDATE:Metra Director Pagano Throws Himself Front Of Train Sources Say[Feds Durbin Probe Rail Boss]

    05/07/2010 9:40:00 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 125 replies · 3,146+ views
    SunTimes ^ | May 7, 2010 | MICHAEL SNEED
    Embattled Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano, under investigation by his own agency for financial issues, threw himself in front of a Metra train this morning and was killed, sources said. It happened in an unincorporated area near Crystal Lake just after 8 a.m.
  • Feds, Durbin Join Probe into Metra's Pagano [The Rail Boss]

    05/06/2010 4:41:42 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 361+ views
    Chicago Business ^ | 5/5/2010 2:28 PM CDT | GregHinz.
    In an ominous sign of a still-spreading political scandal, federal officials are probing potential misuse of U.S. funds by exiled Metra chief Phil Pagano. In a series of developments, U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., who has helped Metra obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants in recent years, called on the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation to "investigate whether any federal funds were misused or spent in any unauthorized way." Mr. Durbin's action came after the Federal Transit Administration — the USDOT unit that actually makes grants to transit operators — put Metra on restricted...
  • It's All Your Money - Economic Stimulus

    04/13/2010 7:27:20 AM PDT · by OneHun · 127+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Committee for a Reasonable Federal Budget
    Topic: Economic StimulusTotal Allocated Cost: $862,000,000,000 *   In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In early 2009, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the Recovery Act's combined spending and tax provisions would cost $787 billion. In early 2010, CBO updated its estimate of the cost of the Recovery Act. It now estimates that the Recovery Act will cost $75 billion more than originally estimated - CBO now anticipates that the 2009 Stimulus will increase deficits by $862 billion over ten years. *Source: Committee for a Reasonable Federal Budget  
  • IRS Launches New Global Program to Target ‘High Wealth Individuals'

    04/06/2010 2:37:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 39 replies · 1,292+ views
    CNS ^ | April 6, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Note Video included at article link. SNIPPET: "( - The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new global program to target what it calls “high wealth individuals,” IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said Monday. “Through our new global high wealth operating unit we are taking a unified look at the entire web of business and economic entities controlled by high wealth individuals so we can better assess the risk such arrangements pose to tax compliance,” Shulman said at the National Press Club on Monday. Shulman said the IRS is using “our robust and evolving enforcement program that ensures that everyone pays...
  • ...High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati

    01/27/2010 6:41:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 48 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | January 27, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text (minus the graph) is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 27, 2010 Fact Sheet: High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland - Columbus - Dayton - Cincinnati Awardees: Ohio Department of Transportation Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $400,000,000 Benefiting State: Ohio Miles of Track: New - 250 miles This new corridor connects four major metropolitan areas in Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. This significant route, named the “3C Corridor,” has a length of 250 miles and will serve...
  • Cardin, Mikulski announce green jobs stimulus funding for SEIU partnership

    01/06/2010 8:43:22 PM PST · by jeffq73 · 20 replies · 989+ views
    Inside Charm City ^ | Stan Moore
    Press Release of Senator CardinCARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE ARRA FUNDING FOR GREEN JOBS TRAINING IN MARYLAND Contact: Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Click here for a PDF Document WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes funding for job training in renewable and energy efficient industries in Maryland through the Department of Labor (DOL). This $4.6 million ARRA grant has been awarded H-CAP, Inc to provide enhanced skills training to job seekers and entry-level environmental service workers for new and emerging green jobs in...
  • DCCC Fuel For the Turkey Day Food Fight

    As you head out over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house for a fine Thanksgiving turkey, consider yourself forewarned that cousin Cathy and Aunt Alice, the family flaming libs, have been armed with Democrat talking points to stoke the fire in the annual Thanksgiving political brawl.   Control issues much?  The downloadable cheat sheet gives a list of potential myths the family conservatives might trot out and supplies the family liberals with "facts" for effective "myth-busting." First off, the term myths, as used by liberals, requires an Inigo Montoya retort: " You keep using that word. I do...
  • Errors riddle accounts of stimulus spending

    11/23/2009 7:34:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 483+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/23/9 | Gianna Albaum, California News Service
    Nine months after President Obama promised that his $789 billion stimulus package would be the most transparent spending bill in history, much of the information available to the public for the Bay Area and the rest of the nation is incomplete or inaccurate. The White House's Recovery Act Web site - - shows that $660 million has been awarded to Bay Area transportation projects to create 997 jobs, which amounts to a staggering $661,986 per job. Last week, the site showed that California Congressional Districts 00 and 99 received millions of dollars in stimulus funding even though neither district...
  • Goldman On Why A Second Stimulus Is Merely Months Away

    11/13/2009 6:21:37 AM PST · by FromLori · 25 replies · 1,090+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/13/09
    Earlier today, Goldman came out with a harbinger piece on why a second stimulus announcement is essentially a formality. The administration has already promptly forgotten the lessons from the recent elections which were a failure for the Democrats, and a resounding vote against incremental deficit spending. The people spoke, and they will have no more of it. Alas, Obama is now stuck: any action he does to create jobs and to rope consumers back into the clearance sale stores, will be met with increased political disapproval and risk of a major failure at both the mid-term and next presidential elections....
  • NTIA, RUS To Delay Announcement Of Broadband Bid Winners

    The naming of winning bidders in the broadband stimulus grant/loan program will be delayed by a month or so, according to the heads of the relevant government agencies. The self-imposed deadline had been early November, but NTIA head Larry Strickling said Tuesday: "We're going to take a few more weeks here to get this right...I will not fund a bad application." That came in a Senate Commerce Committee's Communications Subcommittee oversight hearing on the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) and Rural Utilities Services' (RUS) broadband stimulus grant and loan programs under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. The committee heard...
  • Radicals Wrote Failed Stimulus

    09/21/2009 6:53:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 3,240+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    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,...
  • US government releases smart grid framework

    09/29/2009 2:59:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1,518+ views
    SMART ^ | Saturday, 26 September 2009 16:27 | n/a
    A 90-page document released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released on September 24 proposes 77 standards for smart grid development. The report also detailed 14 areas that the government agency will prioritize in order to facilitate development. Utilities, regulators, and vendors have been waiting for this release from the NIST. The report details specific standards that utilities and developers will be expected to meet in their smart grid deployment. The institute will continue working on cybersecurity standards which should be released by the end of the year. The NIST began working on a set of standards...
  • Apollo Alliance's 2008 draft Stimulus - AERA - Apollo Economic Recovery Act

    09/06/2009 12:12:41 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 517+ views
    Direct ^ | December 6th | Apollo Alliance
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 — The Apollo Alliance, a national coalition of business, labor, environmental and community leaders, today proposed a comprehensive quick start, clean energy economic recovery strategy to immediately create or retain 650,000 direct green-collar jobs and an additional 1.3 million indirect jobs in communities across the country. The Alliance’s proposed Apollo Economic Recovery Act responds directly to President-elect Barack Obama’s call last week for a “big stimulus package” in January to “jolt” the economy and “lay the groundwork for long- term, sustained economic growth.” “With a new president and Congress taking office in January, we have a tremendous...
  • HHS Announces $13.4 Million in Financial Assistance to Support Nurses

    08/14/2009 2:55:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 546+ views - News - Press Release ^ | August 12, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 12, 2009 HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr today announced the release of $13.4 million for loan repayments to nurses who agree to practice in facilities with critical shortages and for schools of nursing to provide loans to students who will become nurse faculty. The funds were made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed Feb. 17, 2009, by President Obama. “The need for more nurses is great. Over the next decade, nurse retirements and an aging U.S. population, among other factors, will create...
  • Secretary Sebelius Makes Recovery Act Funding Available to Expand Health Professions Training

    07/28/2009 10:54:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 406+ views
    HHS.GOV - News - Press Release ^ | July 28, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Secretary Sebelius Makes Recovery Act Funding Available to Expand Health Professions Training HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of $200 million to support grants, loans, loan repayment, and scholarships to expand the training of health care professionals. The funds are expected to train approximately 8,000 students and credentialed health professionals by the end of fiscal year 2010. Today’s funds are part of the $500 million allotted to HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to address workforce shortages under the American Recovery...
  • American Medical Association Commits Malpractice

    07/27/2009 9:12:11 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 24 July 2009 | Bob Barr
    Georgia’s many doctors, through their professional organization, the Medical Association of Georgia, have gone on record opposing the horrendous health care “reform” legislation now before the House of Representatives, which is being pushed heavily by President Obama. The MAG is opposing this legislation because it would, if implemented, destroy medicine as we know it in America. Georgia’s doctors understand that, with all its flaws, our health care is of the highest quality and is the most technologically advanced of any country in the world; which is why far more people come to the United States for medical care than leave...
  • CBO Pushes Back on ObamaCare

    07/27/2009 2:36:21 PM PDT · by Scott Martin · 2 replies · 406+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 7-27-09 | Scott Martin
    In case you missed it, the Obama administration challenged the Congressional Budget Office's ObamaCare cost predictions on Saturday. White House budget director Peter Orszag criticized the CBO after it issued a cost estimate that halted momentum for an independent Medicare panel that Obama wants. Orszag accused the CBO of exaggerating the future costs of the current proposal, which the CBO estimates at nearly $240 biilion over the next ten years. Yeah, because we all know that government programs regularly cost less money than expected, right? Not exactly. Turns out, CBO estimates are kinda like the first quote your mechanic gives...
  • Obama Administration Starts $4.35 Billion....Pledges a Total of $10 Billion for Reforms [EDUCATION]

    07/26/2009 6:27:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 201+ views ^ | July 24, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM Office of Communications & Outreach 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20202 _______________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 24, 2009 PRESIDENT OBAMA, U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION DUNCAN ANNOUNCE NATIONAL COMPETITION TO ADVANCE SCHOOL REFORM Obama Administration Starts $4.35 Billion "Race to the Top" Competition, Pledges a Total of $10 Billion for Reforms President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that states leading the way on school reform will be eligible to compete for $4.35 billion in Race to the Top competitive grants to support education reform...
  • House healthcare talks break down in anger

    07/24/2009 1:09:57 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 211 replies · 10,603+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/2009 | Jared Allen
    House healthcare negotiations dissolved in acrimony on Friday, with Blue Dog Democrats saying they were “lied” to by their Democratic leaders. The seven Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stormed out of a Friday meeting with their committee chairman, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), saying Waxman had been negotiating in bad faith over a number of provisions Blue Dogs demanded be changed in the stalled healthcare bill. “I’ve been lied to,” Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chairman Charlie Melancon (D-La.) said on Friday. “We have not had legitimate negotiations. “Mr. Waxman has decided to sever discussions with the Blue Dogs who are...
  • Patrick Henry's Words Still Ring True Today

    07/25/2009 7:16:31 AM PDT · by HalfFull · 16 replies · 552+ views
    History.Org Website ^ | March 20, 1775 | Patrick Henry
    "This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery;" "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. " " is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes...
  • This Health-Care Reform Might Tax Us to Death

    07/23/2009 7:25:31 AM PDT · by Woodstock · 13 replies · 477+ views
    SmartMoney ^ | uly 17, 2009 | Donald Luskin
    Just how bad IS the new proposed legislation on so-called health-care reform for investors? Well, how much time do you have? Let's start with the price. This thing is going to cost trillions of dollars. And how do you think it's going to get paid for? Investors are going to get taxed. You are going to get taxed. It's that simple. The people without health insurance -- the very people whom this is supposed to help -- are going to get taxed too. And millions of them will be left without insurance (even though they have to pay higher taxes).
  • Big Government Medicine

    07/23/2009 6:49:24 AM PDT · by skimbell · 4 replies · 271+ views
    Tribune Media Servics ^ | July 23, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Big new taxes. Big new spending. Big new government. This seems to be the proposed cure for the Wall Street-inspired recession. The government now runs major banks and companies, and plans to take control of the American health-care system. And it aims to tax how energy in the United States is used to monitor carbon use. But wait! Recent financial rescue and stimulus plans, together with other new government initiatives, have already led to the largest dollar deficits in American history, projected to be near $2 trillion at fiscal year's end. Before some of these new proposals are even enacted,...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama State Of The Sham Wow Press Conference 8 p.m. 7/22/09

    07/22/2009 3:24:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,481 replies · 61,884+ views
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Kristinn
    We know the drill: Read the teleprompter for a few minutes, take questions from a few plants in audience, total of twelve or thirteen questions in an hour, filibuster, end to rave reviews from the state run media. White House propaganda e-mail sent to
  • Where is the Georgia ARRA Money Going?

    05/28/2009 6:17:02 PM PDT · by luckybogey · 2 replies · 317+ views
    I cannot believe MY tax money is paying the White House to maintain, compile, and publish these types of communications to voters in each state. There is something about this is that is not right? Sending out Press Releases to voters on my dime is wrong and should be illegal! This is nothing more than a marketing stunt and a continuation of the Democrat Presidential campaign. To: Interested Parties Fr: White House Communications Da: April 22, 2009 Re: The Obama-Biden economic plan: creating jobs, strengthening the economy for Georgia families... Facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, President...
  • Obama unveils new Symbol

    03/03/2009 1:38:57 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 164 replies · 8,299+ views ^ | 3-3-09 | Phoenix Conservative
    Barack Obama sure likes his symbolism. Who can ever forget the hopeful rising sun coming up over a horizon of stripes, suggesting a new day of change coming? Or the Obama for President seal, complete with a spread-eagled eagle, heart filled with the hope of Obama's first seal? And certainly not the self-adulatory hubris of the Office of the President Elect. Today President Obama unleashed the latest creation of his egomaniacal mind, a stamp that will forever glorify (and transform, I'm sure) all the wasteful projects stemming from his porkulus spending bill, ARRA. President Obama announced today that his administration...

    02/23/2009 8:13:25 PM PST · by bigbob · 12 replies · 585+ views
    The White House ^ | 2/17/09 | The White House
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a nationwide effort to create jobs, jumpstart growth and transform our economy to compete in the 21st century. The compromise package of $789 billion will create or save 3.5 million jobs over the next two years. Jobs created will be in a range of industries from clean energy to health care, with over 90% in the private sector. 1 The table below outlines the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act compromise package on employment by congressional district.
  • The American Reinvestment and Recovery Plan – By the Numbers

    02/21/2009 9:59:37 AM PST · by bigbob · 11 replies · 662+ views
    The Obama White House ^ | Unknown | The White House
    The American economy is in the midst of a crisis unlike any we have seen in our lifetime. (snip) Etc, etc, blah blah blah, ad infinitum or ad nauseum (whichever comes first)...
  • Arkansas Republican Assembly Endorses Fred Thompson

    11/07/2007 9:37:02 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 27 replies · 545+ views
    ARRA News Service ^ | November 07, 2007 | Bill Smith, ARRA Editor
    Delegates from across Arkansas participated in a special Arkansas Republican Assembly (ARRA) Endorsement Convention. They considered 9 Republican presidential candidates. Unlike the Republican Party of Arkansas (RPA), who may not endorse a candidate before the primary, the ARRA may endorse candidates. While all the members of the ARRA are Republicans, the ARRA is an independent caucus made up of social, moral, and fiscal Conservative Arkansans who believe in God, family, and country and who work together in County Republican Assemblies in Arkansas to strengthen and to uphold moral and traditional family values and Republican principles and ideals. An endorsement convention...