I love this. The new kind of politics of hope. 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. According to my calculations, not one member of Congress read the entire bill before this vote. Obviously, it would have been impossible, given his schedule, for President Obama to have read the entire bill.
For the amount spent we could have given every unemployed person in the United States roughly $75,000.
And remember, we HAVE to do it NOW! Translation: "We need to shove this through before the
And remember "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,"?
Somebody, please, calculate the increased size of the White House carbon footprint caused by this preference for being surrounded by warm air instead of warm clothing. You're setting the thermostat, in winter, to — what? — 75°? 78°?
And isn't it amazing how some clown fired during the campaign for being a problem can just show up again?
And now the US has a oh-so-progressive bunch of academics who want a 'academic and cultural boycott' of Israel for being such bastards as to do something about Hamas shooting rocket all over the place and murdering people.
Yeah, the last isn't directly connected to Pres. The Obama that I know of, but it just had to be mentioned.