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  • The Bold "New Deal."

    08/25/2010 11:33:30 AM PDT · by bronkburnett · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 25, 2010 | michael master
    The decrease of the percentage of people between the ages of 40 and 55 caused a decrease in demand for real products like houses, furniture, cars, boats, etc. ...extensive immigration causes more problems than it solves, especially if the immigrants have no jobs, no families, don't assimilate and aren't between 40 and 55. The federal government ...invested in the auto industry, gave money to home lenders, gave bailout money to teachers, etc. And none of it worked because none of it solves the problem of decreased demand for products. Since the number of people between 40 and 55 does not...
  • Obama had facts wrong about visit here

    08/20/2010 8:36:35 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 11 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 08/20/10 | Mark Niquette
    A local project that President Barack Obama cited during a visit Wednesday to Columbus as an example of how the federal stimulus package has worked isn't actually being funded with stimulus dollars. The president spoke at the North Side home of architect Joe Weithman, and both Obama's comments and information from the White House touted Weithman's work on a project that the president said was being at least partially funded by the $787 billion stimulus bill passed last year. "What we've been trying to do is to build infrastructure that puts people back to work but also improves the quality...
  • "Epic Fail of 2009": The Obama Stimulus Plan - Video 1/3/10

    01/04/2010 6:20:09 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 285+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 4, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a new Naked Emperor News video that documents what an "epic fail" the 2009 "Obama Stimulus Plan" has been, as measured by the standards set by the Democrats themselves. They pushed the Stimulus Plan under the guise it was "critical and necessary" to create "jobs, jobs, jobs." But it has failed miserably to do so. The truth is that the "Obama Stimulus Plan" was the gigantic boondoggle giveaway to Democrat constituencies the Democrats have wanted to do for 40 years. In 2009, they finally had the votes and the President to do so. They used the economic crisis...
  • Tax Dollars Flushed Away ( John Stossel )

    10/29/2009 12:27:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 891+ views
    fox business ^ | John Stossel | October 29, 2009
    When an initial report by a government oversight board claimed President Obama's $787 billion stimulus plan had already resulted in 30,000 jobs, the White House said that was evidence the stimulus was working. Now the Associated Press has reviewed the stimulus contracts and found, oops, the government exaggerated the job numbers. You always suspected your money was being flushed away. Now you have proof.
  • Oh No He Didn’t: Biden Touts Millions on Unemployment as Proof Stimulus is a Success

    09/07/2009 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 5 replies · 472+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 9-7-2009 | Duane Lester
    Really? That's your claim to success? The millions of people on unemployment is now something to brag about? I also like how he takes Harry Truman's words, made popular again by Ronald Reagan, and attributes them to his grandpa. How many of those people on unemployment would have jobs but for Democrat meddling in the free market? How many were put out of work because of your social programs that caused this recession?On this Labor day, let's not be fooled by the rhetoric of this administration. Let's look at the facts, which are that unemployment has risen to 9.7 percent...
  • 10 Reasons Why We All Should Support Obama

    03/09/2009 9:01:15 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 4 replies · 610+ views
    1. He wants closer relations with Cuba. Why not? We all need a nice, new place to vacation. Cuban rum and cigars...yes. Classic cars are cool too. Maybe we can see where Fidel is mummified like Lenin. 2. He wants to redistribute wealth. More jobs will be created at printing firms that print "Honk if I'm paying your mortgage" bumper stickers. 3. He wants closer relations with Iran. What's wrong with a few nukes tossed at Israel? Its too crowded anyway. We're giving $900 million to Hezbollah in Gaza to rebuild. Look at all the money Iran will save. 4....
  • Rush: Demand Dems to Denounce or Endorse “Obama’s Plan to Socialize the U.S. into Failure” (Vanity)

    03/08/2009 12:20:13 PM PDT · by NH Liberty · 31 replies · 1,791+ views
    NH Liberty | Sunday, March 8, 2009 | NH Liberty
    According to Rich Tucker’s Town Hall article of March 6, 2009, entitled Media Out on a Limbaugh (http://townhall.com/columnists/RichTucker/2009/03/06/media_out_on_a_limbaugh?page=full&comments=true), Paul Begala spewed: “Rush is the bloated face and drug-addled voice of the Republican Party,” and “Along with lots of others, I intend to continue to turn up the heat until every alleged Republican either endorses or renounces Rush’s statement that he hopes our president fails.” Really? Perfect, then. This provides the perfect opportunity for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and other conservatives in the media (and even other elected officials) to dichotomize this situation very clearly by “turning up the...
  • Public perception versus economic reality

    02/27/2009 6:44:02 AM PST · by John David Powell · 2 replies · 399+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | Feb. 26, 2009 | John David Powell
    A friendly conversation the other night about politics and the economy underscored the great gulf between perception and reality. The old saying is true that perception is reality, but, in reality, only if one doesn’t delve deeply into the subject in question. Here’s what happened. The after-dinner conversation turned to those Detroit CEOs who flew on corporate jets to tell a congressional committee they need taxpayer money to survive. Our guest was incensed at the audacity of these automotive swells, the personifications of corporate greed. I agreed their choice of transportation was boneheaded at best, and another reason why folks...
  • Stimulus plan being used by scammers

    02/23/2009 6:19:02 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 585+ views
    KSL Television ^ | February 23rd, 2009 | Marc Giauque
    Concerns about scams are growing as people try to take advantage of the government's latest stimulus package. Jane Driggs of Utah's Better Business Bureau says some Web sites that evoke the name of President Obama and the term "stimulus money" are nothing but scams. "People need to do their homework," Driggs said. One popular site offers a trial membership to put people in line for government grants, for $2.95 a month. But Driggs pointed out the fine print, which stated the customer "may" be charged a $69 per month fee on their debit cards if they sign up for the...
  • OBAMA/DEM’S STIMULUS PLAN SHAFTS SMALL BUSINESS & CONSUMERS PART 1

    02/16/2009 10:26:40 AM PST · by sportsone234 · 7 replies · 789+ views
    I am a small business owner. My company is one of the 24,000,000 small businesses that create 50% of the jobs in this country. Without us, the politicians chant and drone on & on, the American economy would not be able to expand. We keep America afloat! (Oh, say can you see? Sing it, everyone!) [...] This is big government as its worst, and getting bigger every day. As you reviewed this list, did you find anything it that helps the “back bone of the American economy”, small business? No? Me neither, because, it’s not there! BTW, if you are...
  • THE OBAMA STIMULUS PLAN & THE DEMS - DUMB & DUMBER

    02/16/2009 10:18:35 AM PST · by sportsone234 · 446+ views
    It’s official. The Obama “Stimulus” Bill, a stinking pile of garbage and pork barrel spending, disguised as relief for our economy, passed both houses on Friday. The way it was crafted, the manner in which the voting public and members of the Republican Party were excluded, was dumb, infantile, shockingly crude and heavy handed. [...] Want to see where your tax dollars are going? Go to Stimulus Watch (H/T Oil for Immigration) and check out your city and state. Thanks to World Net Daily for giving us the site info needed to review the bill: the joint explanatory statement of...
  • Ronald Reagan's Stimulus Plan

    02/12/2009 12:31:04 PM PST · by Reagan 2.0 · 6 replies · 1,663+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2-12-09 | Scott Martin
    Barack Obama keeps referring to the current economy as the worst since the Great Depression, a bold lie that he hopes will allow him to prevent most Americans from recalling what sort of policies actually got us out of the worst economy the country had since the Great Depression, those of Ronald Reagan. Even Jimmy Carter inherited a much worse recession from Gerald Ford than Obama currently faces, and his policies ballooned that recession into epic proportions during Ronald Reagan's first term. So what did Ronald Reagan do to put an end to America's downturn? Thankfully, we don't need to...
  • Stimulus Bill Raises Concerns Over Government Rationing of Health Care

    02/12/2009 2:08:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 731+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - Two provisions in President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan could give the federal government the authority to oversee the medical decisions made between doctors and patients, critics warn, which could result in the rationing of health care. The plan to make all health records electronic and establish an effectiveness board to review health care costs was part of the $838 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the Senate Tuesday." SNIPPET: "Further, the legislation also spends $1.1 billion to establish a Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, which would serve as an umbrella group for all federal...
  • May God help us all if Obama's extravagant SPENDING BILL fails its promise

    02/11/2009 7:05:19 PM PST · by Righting · 25 replies · 495+ views
    May God help us if Obama's extravagant SPENDING BILL fails its promise. 50 De-Stimulating Facts by Stephen Spruiell & Kevin Williamson on ...Feb 5, 2009 ... Speaking of spending money unwisely, the stimulus bill adds another $850 million for Amtrak, the railroad that can’t turn a profit.http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YjcyODIyZGM2MGU1ZDdkNDgxZDc3OTNjYjM4ZDY1ODI= McCain: 'It's Not a stimulus, a spending bill'... Feb 4, 2009http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/02/mccain_not_a_stimulus_a_spendi.html Senate passes Obama's economic recovery plan "This is a spending bill, not a stimulus bill," said Sen. Lamar Alexanderhttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090210/ap_on_go_co/congress_stimulus
  • Do Whats Right.org

    02/09/2009 9:54:27 PM PST · by Understand the stimulus · 321+ views
    Do Whats Right.org ^ | 02/08/09 | Understand the stimulus
    hillary's crimes and outrages
  • Stimulus Battle Update; Obama to Hold Press Conference Tonight - Video Report

    02/09/2009 8:24:30 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 363+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a good video report summarizing where the Stimulus Battle stands and what is going to happen today (Monday) and Tuesday. The report points out the votes that are coming, and also indicates President Obama will be lobbying for the plan in two cities today, and will hold his first prime-time White House Press Conference tonight. . . . (Watch Video)
  • Three Ways to Really Stimulate the Economy Without Looting the American Taxpayer

    02/09/2009 8:16:02 AM PST · by Bodhi1 · 4 replies · 478+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 2/9/09 | Duane Lester
    This isn’t a economic recover plan or a stimulus bill.  It is a Democrat wish list, a compilation of projects and schemes they have dreamed about but couldn’t get funded.  Under the advice of Obama’s Chief of Staff, they haven’t “let a crisis go to waste.”  They have even stuck a dagger in “very heart of the widely applauded Welfare Reform Act of 1996,” an Act that has proven positive results. With all the doom-speak, with all the speed and will all the spending, economist agree, this will not help the economy.  Even the Congressional Budget Office expects it to...
  • Media Ignore CBO Report Bashing Senate Stimulus Plan

    02/08/2009 2:16:34 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 614+ views
    NewsBusters. ^ | February 7, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    If the agency responsible for reporting economic data to Congress as well as commenting on budget proposals concluded the Senate's stimulus plan not only won't have much positive impact, but will actually hinder output in years to come, shouldn't the American people be informed about this? On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office issued a rather pessimistic view of the stimulus bill in front of the Senate, and virtually no major media outlets reported it. Not the New York Times. Not the Washington Post. Not USA Today. Not ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or MSNBC. What were they hiding from the public?...
  • Obama and family enjoy a night out

    02/07/2009 6:42:28 AM PST · by fiodora · 80 replies · 1,705+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 07, 2009 | CHRISTINE SIMMONS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — While senators worked into the night on an economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama could sit back and relax — if only for a couple of hours — to observe a popular dance theater group at the Kennedy Center. Though it was announced earlier in the day the president would attend, the Obamas picked the right moment to reward themselves with the show. They left around a flurry of news that lawmakers had reached a deal on a stimulus measure at the heart of the president's plan for reviving the economy. The Obamas were accompanied by Attorney...
  • McCain Says Current Obama Stimulus Plan Would "Harm" the U.S. Economy - Video 2/4/09

    02/05/2009 8:16:10 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 535+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Sen. John McCain told CBS News' Katie Couric in an interview last night that the current stimulus bill put forward by President Barack Obama is a "bad bill" and should not be passed. McCain went on to say that the current plan would "harm" the U.S. Economy, not help it. He called on Obama to sit down with Republicans and work seriously to craft a bill that cuts out unneeded spending and focuses of true job creation in the near term. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Obama Op-Ed Dials Up the Fear to Get His $1 Trillion Stimulus Plan Passed

    02/05/2009 7:38:23 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 29 replies · 635+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    President Barack Obama has written an Op-Ed Piece that appears in the Washington Post today, in which he rolls out the big gun of fear in order to pressure Congress to pass his nearly $1 Trillion Economic Stimulus Plan. Obama warns that unless the package is passed swiftly, America may plunge into an economic recession "we may not be able to reverse": By now, it's clear to everyone that we have inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the days of the Great Depression. Millions of jobs that Americans relied on just a year ago are...
  • Just How Much is $1 Trillion: "$1 Million A Day Since Jesus Was Born" - Video 2/4/09

    02/04/2009 8:04:52 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 751+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a CNN Report on just how big $1 Trillion is, the expected size of President Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan. It includes the quote from Republican Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell saying that if we started spending $1 Million the day Jesus Christ was born, and spent $1 Million every day since then, we still would have not spent $1 Trillion! Good Report. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Obama Encouraged Moderates to Fight Pelosi on Stimulus Plan

    02/04/2009 11:14:56 AM PST · by Scott Martin · 29 replies · 1,444+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | 2-4-09 | Scott Martin
    Democrat Rep. Jim Cooper, a House moderate who voted against their version of the stimulus bill, was asked whether he was concerned about going against President Obama. His answer almost certainly surprised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Well, I probably shouldn't tell you this, but I actually got some quiet encouragement from the Obama folks for what I'm doing," said Cooper, one of only 11 Democrats to vote against the economic stimulus plan that passed the House last week. "They know it's a messy bill and they wanted a clean bill," he said. "Now, I got in terrible trouble with our...
  • America on Democratic Stimulus Plan: We Know "Poo" When We See It

    02/04/2009 8:58:19 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 330+ views
    Rasmussen/ Yidwithlid ^ | 2/3/09 | Yidwithlid
    Washington better start listening. More and more Americans are saying that they are not fans of pork. In fact, 50% of Americans are certain that the collection of every liberal proposal from the last 40 years that stands before Congress today, will make the economy WORSE (vs. 39% who disagree). More Americans oppose the "stimulus" plan that support it (43% to 37%) . In fact, Americans would rather see a stimulus program that consists ONLY of Tax cuts (45% to 34%). The Democratic party is big on saying that America wants a stimulus plan and want it fast, now we...
  • Pelosi on Stimulus: Dumbest Statement Ever

    02/03/2009 1:20:56 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 76 replies · 3,584+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | 2-3-09 | YouTube video
    Video at the link. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wins, while setting the bar sky high for anyone trying to top it. 500 million Americans will lose their jobs if the stimulus plan doesn't pass? Imagine if George W. Bush had ever said anything this stupid. The MSM would've run it nonstop for years.
  • Democratic radio ads blast Cao's stimulus plan vote

    02/03/2009 6:17:42 AM PST · by BBell · 22 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 03, 2009 | Jonathan Tilove
    WASHINGTON -- Beginning drive time this morning, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will be running an ad on New Orleans radio stations criticizing Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao for voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus package. "Did you know Congressman Joseph Cao voted against economic recovery to immediately create and save over 32,000 Louisiana jobs? Times are tough, tell Joseph Cao to put families before politics, " reads the script for the ad, which will run for a week. Cao said Monday that he voted against the massive spending bill because it was rife with waste and failed to provide his...
  • A radical plan from the New York Times to save itself?

    02/02/2009 7:09:56 AM PST · by LBSTx · 15 replies · 799+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/2/9 | William Tate
    Just days after seeking all but usurious, loan-shark style financing from a Mexican mogul it once all but accused of being a thief, The New York Times has floated an even more desperate gambit to keep itself afloat. The proposal, outlined in an Op-Ed column written by outside financial analysts, could also represent one of the first serious efforts by the legacy media to grab a slice of the federal bailout pie. (More ....)
  • House Dems Pass Obama Stimulus Plan -- With NO Republican Votes - Video 1/28/09

    01/28/2009 4:58:04 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 603+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 28, 2009 | BrianinMO
    By a vote of 244-188, House Democrats passed the Obama Stimulus Plan today -- with NO Republican votes. Here is a panel discussion on MSNBC about the vote. You can already see how the Obama team will spin the vote - evil Republicans don't care about hurting people. But the Republicans did the right thing today in voting - all of them - against the plan. Democrats and Obama will be forced to own what is in this plan, and the consequences of it. At least, I should say, Republicans must try and make them own what is in it,...
  • Sen. Jim DeMint Says Obama Trying to Create "Crisis" and "Panic" - Video 1/27/09

    01/27/2009 7:49:24 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 507+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 27, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. Jim DeMint speaking to the Heritage Foundation today, saying that he is convinced President Obama's Administration is seeking to create widespread "crisis" and "panic" in order to force Congress to act quickly on Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan. DeMint is trying to get the word out to Americans about what is actually in the Stimulus Plan, which he says in no way resembles the stated goals of the plan. . . . . . . (watch video)
  • Follow Up->ACORN Getting $4.1 Billion Stimulus: CALL CONGRESS TODAY!!

    01/27/2009 6:40:22 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 1,031+ views
    Republican Leadership/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/27/09 | Yidwithlid
    Remember ACORN? They were the group that President Obama used to work with. During the presidential campaign their fraudulent voter registration drives were news almost every day. ACORN was famous for registering dead people, the same people in multiple counties, and even giving Mickey Mouse the right to vote. Two weeks ago I reported that ACORN may get some money out of the Democratic Party Stimulus Plan: The Democrats are rewarding ACORN for their fine Illegal work by throwing some cash their way in the Obama stimulus plan: Looks like the infamous ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)...
  • Pelosi Ponders Plan to Nationalize Banking Industry

    01/26/2009 8:51:26 AM PST · by Scott Martin · 20 replies · 1,058+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-26-09 | Scott Martin
    We've predicted that socialism would make further, irreversible inroads if a President Obama were joined with this current Democrat-controlled Congress. Sometimes it isn't much fun being right all the time. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pondered the idea of nationalization yesterday: The Obama administration is making only glancing references to those questions. In an interview Sunday on “This Week” on ABC, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, alluded to internal debate when she was asked whether nationalization, or partial nationalization, of the largest banks was a good idea. “Well, whatever you want to call it,” said Ms. Pelosi, Democrat of California. “If...
  • Sen. John McCain Says He Opposes Obama Stimulus Plan - Video 1/25/09

    01/26/2009 4:17:50 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 410+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 25, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. John McCain on Fox News Sunday today saying he would NOT vote for the Economic Stimulus Package currently being proposed by Democrats. . . . . . . (watch video)
  • Remember How it Wasn't About Race?: Obama's Chief Economic Goblin Says "Whitey Need Not Apply"

    01/22/2009 7:28:57 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 15 replies · 705+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | January 22, 2009 | Captain Thurston
    My apologies if posted before. Explosive Video Robert Reich, Obama's economic adviser doesn't want recovery jobs for "White Male Construction Workers". Charlie Rangel says Middle class wont fight back. Unbelievable. Fight the power!
  • Gov. Mitt Romney Assesses the Obama Economic Stimulus Plan - Video 1/16/09

    01/16/2009 7:37:48 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 46 replies · 1,092+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Gov. Mitt Romney on Morning Joe assessing the proposed Economic Stimulus Plan President-elect Barack Obama is planning to present to Congress. Romney believes more emphasis should be put on the power of tax cuts to help the economy. He also discusses reports that Paul Volcker is recommending to Obama the essential nationalization of the U.S. Banking system. . . . . (watch video)
  • Obama's Stimulus Spending Plan Released -- I'm Madder than Hell

    01/15/2009 8:44:04 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 44 replies · 1,215+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | January 15, 2008 | Captain Thurston
    I'm not making these numbers up. Here's what your government is going to spend your $825 billion on. Ask yourself. What on this list will benefit you, the taxpayer? And remember, you and your children will be paying for this until death. Email this to everyone you know. This will get their blood boiling. -$6 billion to weatherize "modest income homes." -$6 billion to provide internet in "underserved" areas -$6 billion for "higher education modernization." -$20 billion in health information technology to "prevent medial mistakes." -$20 billion to increase food stamp funding -$87 billion to provide a "temporary" increase in...
  • Is the Obama Honeymoon Ending Before the Marriage Started?

    01/14/2009 7:30:28 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 859+ views
    Townhall/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/14/09 | Yidwithlid
    There was a very unusual report yesterday, a President-elect a still a week away from being inaugurated was threatening HIS OWN PARTY with a veto: Tested before taking power, President-elect Barack Obama privately delivered a pre-inauguration veto threat to fellow Democrats on Tuesday, saying they would not deny him use of the remaining $350 billion in federal bailout funds. Source To be sure, this is not the kind of change Obama was talking about, but it seems that the large Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress are flexing their muscles to show the incoming President the extent of congressional...
  • Bill O'Reilly Says He Will Not "Second-Guess" Obama Stimulus Plan - Video 1/8/09

    01/12/2009 11:36:57 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 446+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is CNS News video of Bill O'Reilly saying he will not "second-guess" Barack Obama on his expected $1 Trillion Economic Stimulus Plan. O'Reilly said he believes has a "pretty good vision" of what has to happen to get the economy going again. When asked if more money is the answer to getting the economy moving, O'Reilly said "it has to help" if done wisely and with discipline. Question: If a plan to spend $1 Trillion is not the time to "second-guess" a President, when is it time? . . . (watch video)
  • The Stimulus Plan To Nowhere

    01/09/2009 9:14:26 AM PST · by Williams · 7 replies · 497+ views
    Vanity | 1/9/09
    Just saw a headline that a town of 174 people wants $275 million from the "stimulus package". And isn't a lot of it to go for "infrastructure" such as roads and bridges? Oh, and the porn industry wants a "stimulus" that's a good one. Every democrat city and state wants a chunk of this. How is this not the case of that one Alaskan bridge to nowhere, only on a much larger scale? I guess if we fund every liberal bridge to nowhere, every democrat financial rat hole, somehow this is different. Obama isn't even being smart about his own...
  • Obama Speech Outlines Economic Stimulus Plan - Complete Video 1/8/09

    01/08/2009 11:48:09 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 1,215+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Today, President-elect Barack Obama made what was billed as a major speech on what he plans to do to "stimulate" America's economy. He spoke at George Mason University in Virginia to lay out the plan he hopes to pass soon after taking office. Above you will find video of his address. In summary, I believe we are now seeing that Obama is going to try and use the current economic crisis to funnel money to some of the Democrats' favorite pet projects. Obama mentioned putting people back to work by investing in "green technologies," having workers build "solar panels," and...
  • Democrats' Stimulus Plan May Reach $700 Billion

    11/23/2008 10:42:40 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 133 replies · 4,107+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, November 24, 2008 | Lori Montgomery
    Facing an increasingly ominous economic outlook, President-elect Barack Obama and other Democrats are rapidly ratcheting up plans for a massive fiscal stimulus program that could total as much as $700 billion over the next two years. That amount, more than the nation has spent over the past six years in Iraq, would rival the sum Congress committed last month to rescuing the country's financial system. It would also be one of the biggest public spending programs aimed at jolting the economy since President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Hints of a hefty new spending program began emerging last week. New...
  • Show Me the Money

    02/07/2008 10:19:43 AM PST · by GoldwaterInstitute · 3 replies · 70+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | February 7, 2008 | Tom Patterson
    Show Me the Money : Repealing Sarbanes-Oxley would really stimulate economy By Tom Patterson, In the race to get credit for averting the recession, last month President Bush announced his economic stimulus plan to give $100 billion in cash rebates to individuals, plus a temporary cut for business investment taxes. The "rebates" aren't really rebates, since many taxpayers aren't getting one while non-taxpayers are. And economists broadly agree that the stimulus plan isn't going to be much of a stimulus. The truth is that economic growth doesn't result from money being moved around, it comes from enhanced productivity and wealth...
  • The torch has been passed

    02/17/2003 4:09:27 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 177+ views
    From The Economist print edition ^ | Feb 6th 2003 | From The Economist print edition
    | WASHINGTON, DC George Bush's radical new budget would make Ronald Reagan smile Get article background FOR the past two decades, Ronald Reagan's budgets have set the standard for radicalism in American fiscal policy. Conservatives eulogise the Gipper's tax cuts; Democrats decry the deficits that exploded on his watch. If the budget that George Bush unveiled on February 3rd is enacted in anything like its current form, it will match Mr Reagan's efforts for boldness. With little fanfare (since it was overshadowed by both Columbia and Colin Powell), Mr Bush's third budget proposes a radical reform of America's tax code...