Like kids in a Candy Store

Published on January 28 2009

"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." So said White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in November, and Democrats in Congress are certainly taking his advice to heart. The 647-page, $825 billion House legislation is being sold as an economic "stimulus," but now that Democrats have finally released the details we understand Rahm's point much better. This is a political wonder that manages to spend money on just about every pent-up Democratic proposal of the last 40 years.
via A 40-Year Wish List - WSJ.com. candy Pass the Hersheys. It may be a long four years. And a lot longer repaying this "stimulus" --I'm looking at you, my great-grandchildren.

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L
No, you're not the only one. It's just amazing to me that people in this country think so little of their children, their grandchildren, their great-grandchildren. What a legacy to leave them... a debt beyond belief--instead of leaving an inheritance, we're leaving them with an IOU. Nice of us, eh?

This is so far beyond pork barrel politics that I cannot cannot CANNOT understand why people aren't screaming in the streets. And Obama calls Wall Street "irresponsible". Jesus. (sorry)
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K
Is it just me or am I the only one who is in awe of the fact that the American public actually voted and elected these people into office to represent their interests? I do blame congress for the stupid decisions they make, but on the other hand these same people get re-elected every two years and six years, term after term. How can even the most liberal voter look at the pork in this so called stimulus budget and be happy with the decisions that congress is making? This is like watching our country fall down a set of stairs. We can see it happening, we can see what the outcome will be, but there is little we can do to stop the impending crash when we hit bottom. OK, I'm done.....
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K
Be very afraid when government says "we need to move very quickly" when they are talking about spending our grand children and great grand childrens future. But on the other hand, the American people have spoken and they have elected this president and this congress. We get what we ask for..... $825,000,000,000.00
You know were in trouble when your calculator can't fit the budget on one screen!
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