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Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? - William O. Douglas
Posted by: thelonggoodbye February 6, 2009 The 10 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt Party is Suddenly Concerned About SpendingAssRocket at Time Magazine’s once Blog of the Year, Powerline, manages the incredible feat of being genuinely proud of one’s ignorance while simultaneously impugning someone’s character that hasn’t done anything in the dead of night,
WHAT’S THE RUSH? — As Paul notes below, neither Barack Obama nor any other Democrat has even tried to explain why the Dems’ pork-fest, which appropriates hundreds of billions of dollars years in the future, needs to be rushed through the Senate in the dead of night as an “emergency.”
The economic stimulus package - esta 800 billion- required to rescue the economy that Republicans ruined while they created an almost 11 trillion dollar debt is a pork-fest. This is what Republicans like AssRocket, Malkin, Boehner, McConnel and Limbaugh tells themselves, because having fully embraced their inner four year brat they ain’t tak’n no responsibility for nut’n, ever. “Dead of night’, does Assrocket mean doing stuff like this, Republican agenda passed in the dead of night
At 2:54 a.m. on a Friday in March, the House cut veterans benefits by three votes.
At 2:39 a.m. on a Friday in April, the House slashed education and health care by five votes.
At 1:56 a.m. on a Friday in May, the House passed the Leave No Millionaire Behind tax-cut bill by a handful of votes.
At 2:33 a.m. on a Friday in June, the House passed the Medicare privatization and prescription drug bill by one vote.
At 12:57 a.m. on a Friday in July, the House eviscerated Head Start by one vote.
Just a tiny example of Republican midnight shenanigans the last eight years. This might explain, thought its obviously far from the cognitive abilities of Republicans to understand, part of the reason normal human citizens f the United States feel some urgency in acting on an economic stimulus package, Economy Sheds 598,000 Jobs in January
As in previous months, employers in January slashed their payrolls in almost every industry except health care Manufacturers eliminated 207,000 jobs, more than in any year since 1982. The construction industry eliminated 111,000 jobs. And retailers, who were wrapping up their worst holiday shopping season in years, eliminated 45,000 jobs.
Employers slashed 598,000 more jobs in January as unemployment rate climbed to 7.6%.
As bad as the unemployment rate was, it only tells part of the story for people struggling to find jobs. Friday’s report also showed that 2.6 million people have now been out of work for more than six months, the most long-term unemployed since 1983.
None of these matters to the Republicans pundits because, one they all belong to the Republican welfare network. Two, Republicans have been out of touch with the trials of average working Americans for over half a century so there is no reason to believe they’d have a sudden infusion of knowledge about how a healthy economy works. if you’re hearing the term “pork-fest” to try and describe the attempt to keep America from falling into even more dire shape, its because its the Right’s latest bumper sticker phrase meant to be repeated ad nauseum, regardless of its lacking in the truth department, Lie down with dogs, get fleas . When Republicans were running up their 10 trillion dollar plus federal deficit, deficits didn’t matter.
President Obama having bent over backwards to incorporate perks for Republicans in the stimulus seems to be getting around to calling them out for bargaining in bad faith,
But his brilliance tonight was his embrace of the partisan. He attacked the Republicans for the “gift” of the ten trillion dollar debt that doubled on their watch. And he warned of the same old “false theories of the past.”
The American people are watching. They did not send us here to get bogged down with the same old delay and distractions. They did not vote for the false theories of the past. They did not vote for the status quo - they sent us here to bring change, and we owe it to them to act.
The President warned his opponents pointblank not to “come to table with the same tired arguments and worn ideas that helped create this crisis.” But he also implored members of Congress “not make the perfect the enemy of the absolutely necessary,” asking them to “set aside the gameship” in order to get something done.
The Republicans do have an alternative plan. One which they seemed to have bought in the same alley where they bought the economic plan the country has been running on for years. Small problem, it cost more then President Obama’s plan and will not create jobs.