President Obama; Don't Just Say It, DO It!!

@rodney850 (2145)
United States
February 6, 2009 4:37pm CST
President Obama today had harsh words tsay to congress or, rather, republicans about the delays in HIS "stimulis" porkage. In his own words: "These numbers demand action. It is inexcusable and irresponsible for any of us to get bogged down in distraction, delay or politics as usual while millions of Americans are being put out of work," Obama said bluntly. "Now is the time for Congress to act." The bill before the senate as it stands right now is a prime example of politics as usualand the president knows this! Do we need something to stimulate the economy? YES! Is congress and the president going about it the right way? He11 NO! If the president wants a BIPARTISAN bill he is going to have to realize that bipartisan works BOTH ways! Here is the article I quoted above: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_economy Anyone believe this "stimulis" porkage is anywhere near bipartisan?
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
6 Feb 09
He makes me think about a tee shirt on a young girl some time ago that said "I'm not spoiled but i want what I want and I want it right now." Yes we do need a stimulus package but we don't need to get our selves in debt needlessly. I for one am glad that the republicans and some demarcates are taking the time to go over the bill and making sure it is right and not full of garbage that has nothing to do with the economy. Even if the bill he wan't is passed it will still take time to get the economy going. This didn't happen over night and it can't be fixed over night if it can be fixed at all.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Deebomb, You know, I wouldn't have a problem with spending this kind of money if it had a chance of creating jobs, real jobs. The bottom line is that it won't! Less than 10% of it is devoted to the precious, job creating infrastructure that Obama mentions so often. 10%??? That's an insult to the intelligence of every American!
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
7 Feb 09
The way he is starting out really scare me. Spending all this money with out any idea of what the results will be except more debt.
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• United States
7 Feb 09
There is not much in the stimulus bill that is going to help create jobs. It's basically a run-down of every liberal organization he wants to finance. And a trillion dollars?? Isn't it better to wait it out a little and consider that this might not be the right thing to do instead of barging right into it?
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Turandotty, You are so right! I can't understand why the news is not reporting massive traffic jams on the phone lines of Washington DC due to people calling to protest that this bill is nothing but pork riddled pay-back for unions, Acorn and Hollywood!
@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I supported Obama's election into the Presidency but even I am aghast at the plan here. I also have some doubts about what we are being told in the media about his plan but overall, nailing out banks and big businesses is not going to help the American public at all. The money that gets spent only stays in the big wigs pockets and never "trickles" down into our pockets. What needs to be realized is the consumers are the backbone of this economy. It is our expenditure and tax dollars that keep the economy moving. When we are suffering financially, the economy will suffer accordingly. If we have money, we spend money. We buy cars, we invest money into banks and we purchase the goods and services that keep the ball rolling with our economy. Why shouldn't this stimulus plan focus 100% on the American taxpayers and really let the economy build itself back. When we spend money the economy will be strengthened, bottom line! These politicians and corporate big wigs are so concerned with keeping this money in their pockets they are failing to realize or just ignoring the root of the problem. We'd all make money when the economy is strengthened and the only way to do that is to provide the major consumers of goods and services (us) with some type of tangible stimulus. The trickle down theory is a sound theory but the problem is the money doesn't trickle down from big business to us. The money trickles down from our pockets into the banks and businesses and we all have the misinformed idea that it is the other way around. Our governments policy of bailing out the big businesses who have failed us is only going to drag this crisis on for longer than it has to.
• United States
7 Feb 09
I find the spendulous package to be abhorrent and an absolute insult to every hungry American who is struggling to survive lately. There is little if anything at all this abortion of sanity will do to help regular Americans who are hurting so badly now. Why would there be a 257 million dollar pork perk for Hollywood? Hollywood HAS money and lots of it! Could it be because Hollywood helped get him elected? I heard on TV last night that from he American Revolution to the Carter Administration 200 years later, the TOTAL amount of money America borrowed is LESS than the amount of this most UNstimulating package! The only thing it is going to stimulate is more trouble laid on the backs of the American taxpayer.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
7 Feb 09
AngryKittyMSV, Very true, my friend and the real bill won't come due until our grandchildren become taxpayers and see as much as 50% of their earnings go for taxes. This whole preposterous boodoggle is a far bigger lie perpatrated on the America people than ANY percieved lie the Bush administration supposedly told!
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