NewsRantsAndReviews says:”Obama has one word for those who didn’t get in over their heads during the recent housing boom and have paid their mortgages on time: Suckers!”
Hundreds of taxpayers took time out of their busy day to protest President Obama’s “stimulus” bill-signing in Denver today.
Jim Pfaff of Colorado Americans for Prosperity, Jon Caldara and the Independence Institute, former Rep. Tom Tancredo, and several GOP officials and state legislators spearheaded the event. Count us all among the “chattering classes” appalled at the massive pork and the short-circuited process that paved the way for the trillion-dollar Generational Theft Act.
And from Seattle yesterday:
Way. To. Go. Let it spread all across the country.
2-17-09 Jim Pfaff, Jon Caldara, Michelle Malkin, and Tom Tancredo lead a rally against Barack Obama’s stimulus bill on the west steps of the state capitol in Denver
What more is there to say. We can hold THESE THREE REPUBLICAN SENATORS responsible:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Arlen “I was not drinking wine, little lady” Specter (R-PA)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
3.5 million estimated jobs at a cost of $800 Billion
This piece of $%$# bill will cost over $220,000 PER JOB
HOUSE REPUBLICANS STOOD FIRM
NOT ONE VOTE
Uppity Woman sizes it up with a list of some of the items that are in this bill – the bill that is being sold to the people as measures to stimulate the economy. I feel sick…..
Maybe it’s that large screw going through my body.
…..only $90 billion out of $825 billion, or about 12 cents of every $1, is for something that can plausibly be considered a growth stimulus. And even many of these projects aren’t likely to help the economy immediately.
Read this from the Wall Street Journal for an overview of this almost trillion dollar spending plan they are trying to shove down our throats.
A few examples of what’s in this bill:
150 million to Acorn
4.8 million polar bear exhibit at the Providence, RI Zoo
$1.5 million water ride in Miami, FL.
$20 million minor league baseball museum in Durham, North Carolina;
$6.1 million for corporate jet hangars at the Fayetteville, Arkansas
$20 million for renovations at the Philadelphia Zoo;
$1.5 million program to reduce prostitution in Dayton, Ohio.
hundreds of millions for the ‘arts’
$500 million for global warming research
I am watching CSPAN debates on this bill in the U.S. House and I just heard someone say that this bill will cost OVER $200,000 TO CREATE ONE JOB.
UPDATED: WASHINGTON – In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration’s plan to revive a badly ailing economy.
The vote was 244-188, with Republicans unanimous in opposition despite Obama’s pleas for bipartisan support. Eleven Democrats voted against the measure, while no Republicans supported it.
Borrowed money, all, with interest!! Thank you, House Republicans for voting against this. The democrats own this one lock, stock, and barrel.
Of the Democrats, 11 voted against the measure. Among them: Allen Boyd, D-Fla., Bobby Bright, D-Ala., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., Parker Griffith, D-Ala., Paul Kanjorski, D-Penn., Frank M. Kratovil, D-Md., Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, John E. Peterson, D-Penn., Heath Shuler, D-N.C., and Gene Taylor, D-Miss.