Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Fundamental Reworking of Our Priorities

This morning's Wall Street Journal cuts right to the chase in their editorial, "1,073 Pages":

Democrats rushed the bill to the floor before Members could even read it, much less have time to broadcast the details so the public could offer its verdict.

So much for Democratic promises of a new era of transparency.

That's exactly what Democrats do not want, transparency. What they do want is a wholesale transformation of American life. In response to the notion that the bill was smaller than Democrats had hoped, Charles Lemos at MyDD comes clean on the truth of what's up on the socialist left:

The awful truth is that the economy will continue to shed jobs and 2009 will be marked by a painful contraction of the global economy. The problem is a systemic one and it cannot be cured by fiscal stimulus or even shock therapy. A fundamental reworking of our economic priorities is in order. We need to rethink globalization and unregulated free markets. We have to tackle the world that securitization built, a financial system run amok.


removed said...

Looks like we are both at it kind of early this morning. I hit up on the same article and did a little something with it too.

Prof., Have you ever seen anything like this before? In all your studies, can you point to a Congress and a time similar to this one?

Norm said...

This whole thing is stunning. The House passed on Tuesday a resolution that it would post the bill for the public's review 48 hours before voting. On Friday, they violated their own resolution. The Democrats are drunk on their own power and an orgy of greed has come to pass. They claim that Wall Streeters are greedy....Democrats should look in the mirror.

removed said...

"They claim that Wall Streeters are greedy....Democrats should look in the mirror."


Well put. But at this point, the Democrats have no equals.

AmPowerBlog said...

Jason: I think this is unprecedented. There was really no deliberation on the final bill. As everyone's now saying, no one even read it before voting. It's just absolutely shocking in a democracy that the legislative and executive branches can assume basically authoritarian politics.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Over a thousand pages and no one even had time to read it. That's change we can believe in.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks for visiting, LOT!

Ted said...

Obama’s stealing the census from Congress has suddenly awakened and enraged the Republicans. Maybe this will arouse them as well to challenge Obama for stealing the Presidency itself. They surely know he is not an Article 2 “natural born citizen” (which is more than merely being a 14th Amendment “citizen”) by virtue of either Obama’s birth to a dad of Kenyan/British citizenship or birth in Kenya itself — as manifested by his unwillingness to supply his long form birth certificate now under seal.

AmPowerBlog said...

It's a disaster all around, Ted. I think the GOP outrage and opposition during the election is being vindicated by every step this administration takes.

Average American said...

We started an on-the-job training program especially for the halfrican to learn how to be a President, but alas, he doesn't seem to be getting the drift of it. I'm afraid we may have to let him go and try a new applicant.

Oh God, if only it could be that easy!