Thursday, January 29, 2009

No Cover

With no Republican support, the House approved an $819 billion stimulus plan that will serve as the cornerstone of President Obama's efforts to resuscitate the economy…

The measure passed 244 to 188, with 11 Democrats and 177 Republicans voting against it.
-- Paul Kane and Michael Shear, Washington Post

No Republican cover! With not a moment to spareand playing on Omerica’s fears unconstitutional usurper Opresident Barack Obama and House Democrats offered up their answers to the global economic and credit crisis which was caused by Democrat economic policies but this time they did it without the benefit of hiding behind President Bush and Republicans.

This is now officially Barack Obama’s economy and it will be no longer acceptable to blame Bush or the Republicans. To which I say, it is about time Democrats took responsibility for something that they created through Liberal legislation. (see story)

Could this be the change that Obama has promised? Let’s take a look. There are 647 text pages in the Democrat crafted stimulus bill and nobody Democrat or otherwise has studied it or the impact that this bill will have on our economy. Yet the Democrats have hastily pushed this bill through and passed it on a straight partisan line vote.
With regard to some of the sections in the bill the base print in the energy title has a provision that if our efforts to conserve energy bear fruit and we actually use less electricity we give the governor of the state the authority to approve the right of the utilities providing the electricity to raise their rates to off set the revenue lost because of the conservation gains.

In other words the bill before us has a Federal guarantee of revenue to the generating companies that are providing electricity of America.
– U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (see video start at 2:13mins)

"He [Bush] betrayed this country! He played on our fears. He took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure dangerous to our troops, an adventure preordained and planned before 9/11 ever took place."—Al Gore

“Obama and Democrats betrayed this country! They played on our economic fears. They’re taking America on an ill-conceived domestic adventure ($819 billion dollar stimulus bill) that is dangerous to the tax paying American, an adventure preordained and ill-planned after the international banking and credit crisis that Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd, Nancy Pelosi and a Democrat controlled Congress created.” –Alaphiah
Democrat unconstitutional usurper Opresident Barack Obama again used the fear of crisis to prod his fellow Democrats into doing something even if that something is the wrong something.
"Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before."-- White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
This $819 Billion dollar Democrat appropriations like bill is the equivalent of the decision to invade Iraq in the damage that it will do to our economy. The bill is likely to reach $900 billion that is larger than the combined total cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And that is because of the inappropriate and unnecessary spending hidden in this bill. Calling this situation an economic crisis Obama hopes to turn the America people against anyone who opposes him.
This is supposed to be a new era of bipartisanship, but this bill was written based on the wish list of every living -- or dead -- Democratic interest group. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, "We won the election. We wrote the bill."—WSJ
And wrote this bill they did! This bill is supposed to create jobs but according to the Wall Street Journal the following is the pork that Democrats packed into this bill.

$1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that hasn't turned a profit in 40 years; $2 billion for child-care subsidies; $50 million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment for the Arts; $400 million for global-warming research and another $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects. There's even $650 million on top of the billions already doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons.

Some $30 billion, or less than 5% of the spending in the bill, is for fixing bridges or other highway projects. There's another $40 billion for broadband and electric grid development, airports and clean water projects that are arguably worthwhile priorities.

Add the roughly $20 billion for business tax cuts, and by our estimate 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.

Most of the rest of this project spending will go to such things as renewable energy funding ($8 billion) or mass transit ($6 billion) that have a low or negative return on investment.

Congress wants to spend $600 million more for the federal government to buy new cars. Uncle Sam already spends $3 billion a year on its fleet of 600,000 vehicles. Congress also wants to spend $7 billion for modernizing federal buildings and facilities. The Smithsonian is targeted to receive $150 million; we love the Smithsonian, too, but this is a job creator?

$252 billion is for income-transfer payments -- that is, not investments that arguably help everyone, but cash or benefits to individuals for doing nothing at all. There's $81 billion for Medicaid, $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits, $20 billion for food stamps, and $83 billion for the earned income credit for people who don't pay income tax.

As for the promise of accountability, some $54 billion will go to federal programs that the Office of Management and Budget or the Government Accountability Office have already criticized as "ineffective" or unable to pass basic financial audits. These include the Economic Development Administration, the Small Business Administration, the 10 federal job training programs, education, which would get $66 billion more. That's more than the entire Education Department spent a mere 10 years ago and is on top of the doubling under President Bush. Some $6 billion of this will subsidize university building projects.

If you think the intention here is to help kids learn, the House declares on page 257 that "No recipient . . . shall use such funds to provide financial assistance to students to attend private elementary or secondary schools."

There is no doubt that the media and Democrats will attempt to paint Republicans as wrong for standing up for the American people in the face of Democrat wasteful spending such as funding Democrat wish list projects hidden in a bill that is supposed to stimulate the economy by saving and creating jobs.

But Americans are tired of Democrat finger pointing. Democrats control the government and Democrats are in charge of the economy and they have passed a historic spending bill that will cost Americans more than the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined the results will be very little job creation. This bill is an absolute failure!

No one to blame in this fiasco but a Democrat!


  1. Obama says his “recovery plan will include UNPRECEDENTED measures that will allow the American people to hold [his] administration ACCOUNTABLE” yet Obama refuses to be held ACCOUNTABLE to the same American people for his UNPRECEDENTED refusal to show his actual birth certificate.

  2. OK, OK, OK, enough already, I can’t take any more hoaxes: First we have Al Gore’s global warming, next comes Obama being a constitutionally qualified President, followed by Obama’s stimulus plan, but now we have Robert Reich telling us why we need stronger unions. Are we heading for Saturday Night Live 24/7?


  4. Anonymous11:12 PM

    First of all, there is no REAL and VERITABLE evidence that Obama is not a constitutionally qualified president. His refusal can not immediately be attributed to being a non-US citizen.
    Second, even if you don't agree with his manner of trying to help the economy (stimulus plan), you have to admit just his image as a new leader with new ideas is a hope for Americans that there will be a better economical future. Throwing darts at this hope is not the way to go.
    Furthermore, if Al Gore's global warming is a hoax, what do you propose is causing the intense increase in heat? And what do you suppose will happen as ozone holes start popping up in every country, the polar bears go extinct, and the chunks of ice melt to totally disrupt our earth's system?

  5. So you admit that Obama refuses to show verification that he is in fact a natural born citizen of the USofA

    Good that's a start now reason, why would anyone do that? When the same question was posed to McCain he immediately showed his birth certificate. Humm you would think that Obama would at least do the same.

    I'm sure you agree that we are at a very polarized time in our politics. If Obama truly wanted to bring Americans together he would stop the growing speculation by showing proof that he is in compliance with the Constitution rather than be dogged by the thought that half of America believes that he is not constitutionally qualified to be president for his whole four years in office.

    Believe me this issue is not going away and Obama will not be re-elected with this question still pending.

    The truth will out and if it is discovered that he and the Democrat Party conspired to commit fraud against the American people the whole Democrat Party will suffer.

    I'm sorry I'm not so easily taken in by illusion and imagery. We need a real president in this crucial time not a Hollywood image of one.

    BTW: It has been proven in Court that Obama is not a natural born citizen when neither he or the Democrat Party failed to answer a law suit in Pennsylvania District Court you'll find that with a query on this blog too!

    The American's people refusal to accept the truth is the only thing that is keeping Obama in office right now.

    Hope based on lies equals devastating disappointment when the truth finally prevails.

    Query global warming on this blog you will discover that the Earth has not heated since 1998 and scientist now believe that global warming is on hiatus and will not be a factor until 2012 or so if at all.

    There is no Global warming as Obama is not a constitutionally qualified president.

    Obama's presidency and Global warming are both lies,both fantasy that the thinking American ought not want to be deceived by.

    With Regards,

  6. Anonymous4:50 AM

    You make some good points, but I think you are allowing the Republican propoganda and defeat of the election to cloud your thinking.

    For the verification, I actually don't even know if its true that he hasn't shown his birth certificate. Even if he hasn't, I don't think you can compare his situation with McCains'. As for the court win...take a look at all the innocent people who are convicted guilty, etc. Our court system is not perfect. But thats another topic altogether. People are just upset with his win and are digging around to find faults of the election.

    Your right though, about the illusion and imagery. We do need a strong president, not a "mirage" of hope. You don't actually know, though, whether he is competent. I don't think you should base your impression of him merely upon his political party and his one stimulus plan.

    As for your global warming beliefs... I believe you have contradicted yourself by saying the earth has not heated, but it is a possible future factor. How can it be a factor, unless some temperature rise has been going on? Your beliefs are fine-- just explain the melting ice, please. And the ozone layer hole.

    Sorry for disagreeing with you so much. Its fun to debate [argue] over this stuff XD

  7. XD you'll find that disagreement is always welcome here as long as it is respectful, factual and honest.

    You said, For the verification, I actually don't even know if its true that he hasn't shown his birth certificate.

    Here you allow your ignorance to speak for you.(please I mean no ill will) But by defination ignorance is not knowing. You expressed that you were too enamored by Obama to check out the facts for yourself that's not good debate technique.

    In fact all of your arguments are based on Democrat propaganda while you accuse me of being a Republican propagandist.

    Is a stated respectful, factual and honest debate are welcome here.

    Go get some facts and I'll be more than happy to enlighten you.

    First start with a internet query of Obama's birth certificate and you've come to truth apologies are always welcomed here!


  8. Anonymous6:07 AM

    Your right. -hastily beings research-

    Ignorance is the downfall of democracy.

    Really enjoyed reading your blog even though we have opposing views, although your disgust at Obama's presidency is... disturbing for me. But I guess its the same for my 'disappointment' in Bush for you? XD

  9. XD,

    If you look at the bottom of the birth certificate that you directed me to it is clearly written, "Any Alterations invalidate this certificate"

    Now if you look up at the right just behind Certificate no. there is a long black mark out.

    Intellicually honest people would call that an alteration.

    Therefore your proof is invalidate by it's own standard.

    Further it is believed that the invalidate BC is actually BHO's sister's BC photo shopped forgery for Him

    and here

    Take a look and let me know what you think.

  10. Anonymous6:27 AM

    While you direct me to articles that make good points, is it veritable evidence? Those sites are from blogs XD Word press? Type pad? Its just another blogger's opinion.

    I'm pretty sure the President doesn't want everyone seeing his birth certificate no. for security reasons... the alterations the comment is referring to is directed at the certificate itself (phsically), not a black mark someone added to make sure people don't have Obama's private info.

    I have a feeling we're never going to come to an agreement about this :P Well, its better that way. If we only had people supporting one political party, that would lead to the end of democracy.

  11. XD typical Liberal response! Had you bothered to read the sources you would have found that they asked experts in the field of document forensics to examine the Obama birth certificate and they found it a forgery.

    But in classic liberal methodoloy you dismiss the source without even considering the validity of the information.

    But wait that's not even the hypocricy of it all, the sources that you originally referenced to me where liberal sources themselves.

    All that this exchange highlights is that even though you give a pretense to openmindness you are not at all openminded.

    Remember I suggested that you to do your own internet search and then you presented me with the results of all of your liberal sources.

    Thats why I give you those other sites. It was becuase I knew you would never come to them on your own.

    And true to form your response proves me right!