Guys – Porky has been fed and nothing will happen until the “pork barreled” bill has served all the special interests that barely elected the “Gifted one”. Cannot wait to see what the hundreds of millions of neighborhood rehabilitation activities are going to translate into – it also seems like ACORN and the other will get some of it! Go for it: YES YOU CAN!….but only for now.
Also note below the $2700 per every man and child in my district and remember that not all of them pay taxes. Who should I write a check to? Can I opt for an IOU? After all California is going to send me one instead of the extra money they owe me for over paying my taxes! (I Owe You: IOU (debt), an acknowledgment of debt)
Dear Friend, Yesterday I cast a “no” vote for the Democrat proposed $819 billion stimulus bill which passed 244-188. The 647 page bill was a virtual laundry list of government programs, most of which will do nothing to stimulate the economy. The cost estimate for residents of the Third Congressional District comes to $2,700 for every man, woman, and child.
Yesterday, we had an opportunity to take action that would have an immediate effect on our ailing economy. However, when you look at the frivolous spending in this bill, along with what it will cost you, there is no way I could vote for it. A lot of these programs have nothing to do with creating new jobs or bringing relief to families and small business. I believe if we had focused on things like tax cuts“ which have been shown to have an immediate effect on our economy and accelerate the appeals processes for local “shovel ready” projects, these areas would show immediate effect. When our economy is sinking in a sea of red ink, the only job Congress has is to concentrate on economic recovery. We face difficult circumstances and let’s not allow the current economic situation to be an excuse to engage in a reckless spending spree which will add to a growing mountain of debt. I would like to draw your attention to Martin Feldstein’s Op-Ed in today’s Washington Post, “An $800 Billion Mistake”.