Tag Archives: Stimulus

Why Blame Obama?

American Thinker

Let  me count the ways.

Before  inauguration.  Senator Obama voted for the budgets he would later  blame on Bush, and for the TARP bailout.  After just two months of TARP,  the Bush administration said it was done — crisis averted.

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Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone

Moonbattery

The entire private sector has been forced to adopt this de facto policy to some extent, but U.S. Cranes, LLC has made it official:

A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company’s trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:

“New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone.”

“Can’t afford it,” explained the employer, Bill Looman, Tuesday evening. “I’ve got people that I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C.”

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Obama Announces Public New Measures to Bypass Congress and Use Dictator-like Decrees

CFP

The Christian Science Monitor published a Staff Writer Linda Feldmann article titled “Obama looks to bypass Congress with help for homeowners, students” on October 24, 2011.  The article details the beginnings of a new pseudo dictator-like approach to getting action on bills that the United States Congress refuses, for the public good, not to act into law.  In other words, Obama is violating our laws by finding ways to bypass the United States Constitution the supreme law of our land.

 

Violating our Constitution in not new to this charlatan, who through slick con-man talk, convinces people that he is more knowledgeable about government affairs than he really is.  He also convinced 70 million voters that he was qualified under constitutional law to be eligible to run for the office of the President of the United States.  And to this day, three years later he has kept every official document that could prove his actual status as legitimate or a usurper in secret hiding places refusing to let even judges to view those documents.

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What We Got From Porkulus

Moonbattery

In honor of Comrade Obama, maybe we should rename this Looting and Mooching Day, since under his regime, ever fewer Americans labor — as these numbers make clear:

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This is Not Leadership

CFP

As the United States of America continues to drift, many Americans still seem perplexed that after two-and-a-half years, Barack Obama is a walking contradiction. He cannot seem to lead; he can only follow and dictate. He has no policies, only vague concepts and Marxist ideology. He starts wars and calls them something else. He simultaneously makes Congress responsible and yet irrelevant. He refuses to be held accountable for anything. It’s all still Bush’s fault, you know.

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Signs of a Failed Stimulus

Red State

Two years ago, signs promoting Barack Obama were everywhere: on buildings, billboards and bumper stickers.  Not much has changed, except now you are paying for this propaganda to promote the President and his floundering “stimulus” spending plan.  Reports indicate these signs can cost taxpayers as much as $10,000 each, with my home state of Illinois spending more than $650,000 on them.  Worse, the stimulus ads tout a program that has failed – as the signs promise – in “putting America back to work.”

It is our job as federal watchdogs to investigate why the White House has wasted potentially hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars advertising a spending splurge that hasn’t met any of the President’s own sales pitches: that the $862 billion would keep unemployment below 8% (today it’s 9.6%) and generate, by the end of this year, more than 4 million private sector jobs (we’ve lost 2.51 million).  No amount of propaganda, some of which promotes President Obama personally, could convince taxpayers the stimulus is working.

These cold, hard facts haven’t stopped the Obama Administration from trying.  Working with independent government watchdogs, our investigation has found that the White House strongly encourages, if not requires, stimulus grant recipients to post pro-stimulus signs as part of the funding package.  This unwelcome spending transparency has already shamed one agency into relaxing its propaganda requirements, but we need your help both tracking down these signs and holding the Administration accountable for its broken job creation promises.

If you see a sign, take a picture and send it to us with the location at stimulussigns@mail.house.gov.  We will add your pictures to an interactive, sharable map [link to map page here] showing that, even as the stimulus fails to create jobs, the Obama Administration continues to use your own money to try to convince you otherwise.

The American people have already taken a stand against this wasteful Washington spending that doesn’t create jobs.  Thousands of taxpayers voted through House Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s YouCut website to cut funding for any more stimulus signs, force the federal bureaucracy to report how much has been wasted on them and take that money back from agency budgets.  We listened to you and forced these cuts to a vote before the full House of Representatives.  Even though the Democrat majority defeated us, we will continue working to deliver you a federal government that allows the private sector to create jobs, doesn’t hide behind propaganda and saves more than it spends.

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The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Guilty

CHCH

These days, Barack Obama would rather talk about his birth certificate than use the word “stimulus.”  At the press conference that wouldn’t end last week, Obama was asked if his latest and greatest spending proposal amounted to a second stimulus.  He answered, “There is no doubt that everything we’ve been trying to do is designed to stimulate growth and additional jobs in the economy,” but adamantly avoided the dreaded s-word.

That’s understandable.  The roughly trillion-dollar stimulus enacted by Obama and his large Democratic majority in Congress has become nearly as big a national joke as Obama himself.

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The Stimulus: A Different Story Every Day

American Thinker

A vast majority of people surveyed recently believe that the economy, eighteen months after the Stimulus, is still in a very poor shape. Indeed, with an Unemployment Rate double than before Dems took control of Congress; the private sector economy – according to official BLS data – is losing a net three million jobs since the Stimulus; the Stock Market is in retreat; Home foreclosures expected to surpass the 2009 record, and federal deficits nine times larger than the last Republican deficit (less than $170 billion in FY 2007), few would think that the economy is doing anything but bad.

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Dems Shift Blame to American People

Red County

Ever notice how Pres. Obama and the liberals in Congress go to great lengths to place the onus of their own reckless spending on to the American people, or the prior administration?  It’s as if these shameless politicians are declaring that the people made them go on a spending spree.

Although spending was quite high during the George Bush years, two wars were being fought, and the spending was nowhere near  the astronomical borrowing and deficit spending currently underway with the Dems.  Democrats often claim that the American people want them to lead, and have a burning desire for change.  Really?

Since when did the American people request bailouts for Chrysler, GM, and several major financial institutions?  When did they cry out for a stimulus plan (ARRA), a bloated budget, or the raising of the debt ceiling?  Where are all these Americans who demanded that our federal government take over health care?  Did the people plead with the Feds to escalate deficit spending, and the national debt?

I bet we’d be hard pressed to find many Americans who endorse spending trillions of non-existent dollars on highly dubious Ponzi schemes.  Yet the Dems continue the same old mantra that they are only doing what the people want.  If that is the case, then why do the Dems exhort businesses and individuals to live within their means, while the current administration in D.C. does the opposite?  Indeed, if the Dems are acting in the interests of Americans, why has the gargantuan spending done little to spur the economy?

Crisscrossing America, Obama is selling Obamacare as a real bargain, as he trots out folks who have suffered due to a lack of insurance.  He knows full well that anyone who wants to be insured could be if interstate commerce laws allowed folks to shop for health insurance around the country, as they can with other types of insurance.  Moreover, medical care could be more affordable if there were fewer regulations on health care delivery by doctors and hospitals.  Granted, doctors and hospitals could police themselves better by curtailing unnecessary procedures and tests.

Whenever the Dems assert that they are working for the American people, be very wary indeed.  What they really mean is that they are laboring to enhance their own control and power over the American people, in order to perpetuate a state of  government dependency.  People don’t make the government spend, because in most cases the Dems ignore the will of most Americans.  Indeed, most folks want the government to get off their backs, and stick to the liberty enhancing core principles that the founders enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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Stimulus Wasted and Most Americans Know It

Big Government

by Greg Knapp

toilet money

A new poll by CNN, shows that almost 75% of Americans believe the “stimulus” wasted most of our money. There’s more:

  • 63% of public thinks projects in plan were included for purely political reasons.
  • 21% of people in poll say nearly all the money in the stimulus has been wasted.
  • Only 4% think that no stimulus dollars have been wasted.
  • 56% of the public opposes the stimulus

Joe Klein says if you think like this you’re just Too Dumb to Thrive. Klein believes we should be thanking The One for our big tax cut. Hey, I’m always in favor of letting people keep more of their own money, but if you’re looking to stimulate the economy we are doing the wrong kinds of tax cuts. Klein also ignores all the tax increases The Big O has planned.

Maybe people are a little ticked over how some of the “stimulus” money has been spent.

Some of your money has gone “to help fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night ‘pervert’ revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco.” (I guess that does “stimulate” certain Americans.)

$2.3 million has gone to help the hair stylists, nail technicians and massge “therapists” of tomorrow. (Americans won’t get their “happy ending” out of that one.)

Your hard earned money has been spent on toilets, rental cars, sediment removal and more!

Very little of the “stimulus” does much of anything to grow the economy and create jobs. Here’s a rundown of where the money has gone so far. This type of government spending never works. Government doesn’t create wealth. Every dollar they spend they have to take from you or borrow from our future.

We should cut income taxes across the board, cut corporate taxes so we go from the second highest in the world at 39.54% to the lowest in the industrialized world at 10%, and (for the next two years) cut capital gains taxes to ZERO. Watch capital and company headquarters flood America. Jobs will follow.

Less government. More freedom. Allow people to keep, spend and invest more of their own money. Let failing companies fail and stop trying to reinflate the housing bubble. It ain’t rocket science.

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