Thursday, January 29, 2009

House Democrats Pass $819 Billion "Porkulus" Bill

In one of the most amazingly corrupt feats of political gamesmanship ever, the Democratic House majority rammed through an $819 billion economic recovery plan yesterday without a single Republican vote, COMBINED with the defection of 11 Democratic representatives. A bipartisan opposition! Now that's what I'm talking about!

Ramirez Stimulus

Robert Stacy McCain quips:

Man, if all it took to get Republicans to vote conservative was to elect a Democratic president, this is a change I can believe in.
And don't miss Rush Limbaugh at the Wall Street Journal:

There's a serious debate in this country as to how best to end the recession. The average recession will last five to 11 months; the average recovery will last six years. Recessions will end on their own if they're left alone. What can make the recession worse is the wrong kind of government intervention.

I believe the wrong kind is precisely what President Barack Obama has proposed. I don't believe his is a "stimulus plan" at all - I don't think it stimulates anything but the Democratic Party. This "porkulus" bill is designed to repair the Democratic Party's power losses from the 1990s forward, and to cement the party's majority power for decades.

7 comments:

shoprat said...

There are intelligent Democrats out there. Sadly they are not in charge.

cracker said...

Hang on....lets be prudent here...its round 1 and already alot of posturing.

Its off to the Senate, lets see if it gets modified

then lets see who gets on board....and who jumps ship

Jason said...

All part of the post partisanship in Washington.

The good news is that the Democrats own this bill. Secondly, this is Obama's baby now. If it fails, which many economist are saying it will, this will be the end of our little experimentation with Hope and Change.

I have a sickening about this bill, how it was passed, the way it was passed, and the apparent trade off for political power over America's security.

Sonam said...

This is what Republican Congressmen were looking for in the Stimulus Bill:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8pHHJTejwY

Anonymous said...

Everyone please do the country a favor and stop dividing your comments into us vs. them. Democrat or Republican, we all want to see an end to the recession. I find it hard to take peoples comments seriously when they are designed to attack the "other" side. Just stop it!!

Jason said...

"Everyone please do the country a favor and stop dividing your comments into us vs. them. Democrat or Republican, we all want to see an end to the recession. I find it hard to take peoples comments seriously when they are designed to attack the "other" side. Just stop it!!"

What exactly do you propose we do? Accept the fact that this stimulus package is nothing more than a designed spending spree engineered for political gain by Democrats? It has been crammed through congress and dumped in the lap of the American people by one of the worst showing of partisan politics in our nation's history. You expect people to just give in and accept this thuggery because we want to "end the recession?"

This is a stealth project for welfare, tax hikes, and government control by Democrats. It's best if we hold them accountable to these actions. Your argument is a principled one, but fails to meet what took place yesterday.

Average American said...

Good for the republicans for sticking to their principles here. Fix the damned thing and then maybe we could support it. Cut a couple hundred billion of pork out! The dimwits can pass this without the republicans, but then the public will know EXACTLY who to blame when it KILLS the economy, which is only wounded so far.