This economic stimulus is a joke and little more than a grab bag of goodies that will not come close to what is being pitched from the Oval Office.
Eight hours of debate in the HR to pass a bill spending $820 billion, or roughly $102 billion per hour of debate. Only ten per cent of the "stimulus" to be spent on 2009. Close to half goes to entities that sponsor or employ or both members of the Service
Employees International Union, federal, state, and municipal employee unions, or other Democrat-controlled unions. This bill is sent to Congress after Obama has been in office for seven days. It is 680 pages long.
For the amount spent we could have given every unemployed person in the United States roughly $75,000.
02 February 2009
The Jive that is Stimulus
President Barack Obama's proposed $820 billion stimulus package stinks all the way from here.