You say you want 466 billion? Dollars?Really ? Please!! We will give you 1.99 and a bucket of chicken..Take it or leave it..Boy
I'm going to admit being HOPEFUL when I first heard the President's address to Congress, but in the cold light of day I realize it's just more of doing the same old thing over and over again HOPING for a different result.
"I am sending this Congress a plan that you should pass right away. It's called the American Jobs Act. There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation. Everything in here is the kind of proposal that's been supported by both Democrats and Republicans – including many who sit here tonight. And everything in this bill will be paid for. Everything."
"This isn't political grandstanding. This isn't class warfare. This is simple math. These are real choices that we have to make."Okay, this all sounds great, but here is the reality: we are just a few months away from a national election, and the folks who are trying to get the White House back are going to do nothing to help you turn the economy around. They want you to fail, Mr. President. Which part of that don't you understand? It's not in their best interest to turn this economy around.
There are some who say the President's Job Bill is better than nothing, but I disagree. Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.
"But how will we pay for all of this without further raising the deficit Mr. President?" Close tax loopholes, restructuring certain entitlement programs like Medicare, and raising personal income taxes for those who can afford it in our country. (Memo to O, next time put someone else in the box next to the wonderful first lady besides the CEO of the main culprit for sending A-merry-can money and jobs oversees.)
In the cold light of day The speech was a weak and desperate call for Congress to get behind a mishmash of failed Republican policies.
O.K., about the Obama plan: It calls for about $200 billion in new spending — much of it on things we need in any case, like school repair, transportation networks, and avoiding teacher layoffs — and $240 billion in tax cuts. That may sound like a lot, but it actually isn’t. The lingering effects of the housing bust and the overhang of household debt from the bubble years are creating a roughly $1 trillion per year hole in the U.S. economy, and this plan — which wouldn’t deliver all its benefits in the first year — would fill only part of that hole. And it’s unclear, in particular, how effective the tax cuts would be at boosting spending.
So maybe it's just as well the obstructionist, do nothing, republican controlled Congress tells the American people they can go straight to hell. Maybe that will motivate voters to go to the polls and take the Son's of Bitches out in 2012. That is if we are allowed to vote in 2012.
Last week, right-wing pundit Matthew Vadum created a stir when he argued that -- as his piece at American Thinker is titled -- "Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American." Here's how the piece starts:
Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?
Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery.
Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote.
Glynn Wilson at the Locust Fork News Journal ask the one question the polling pollsters won't, debunks the Republicans’ New Extreme ‘Voodoo Economics’ Exposes Religious Bigotry and Hypocrisy
It appears to me that is the real political divide we have in this country. It is not just liberal versus conservative, Republican versus Democrat. It is also the religious faithful against those who look to science instead of myth as the basis for knowledge and the source of solutions.
During the Bush Years, this came to be known as the “reality-based” community versus the “faith-based” community.
Since religion is easier to understand for those with an average IQ of 100, myth still tends to trump science in this country much of the time.
That’s how Rush Limbaugh on talk radio and Fox News made fortunes pandering to the lowest common denominator crowd, and why smarter and more progressive publications have been less financially successful historically. The mass audience can’t read or comprehend complicated arguments, or they won’t take the time to try to understand them. They tend to go for simple, black and white ideas that appeal to their preconceived notions and prejudices
Lord help us.