[Enter group here] asks President-Elect Obama for cut of stimulus package

We’re all seeing the trend, and to say “I told you so” won’t do any good. The upcoming Obama administration is making a big deal about the proposed stimulus package – government spending – estimated to be between $650 billion and $850 billion designed get the economy moving again while taking more cash and freedoms away from the American people.

This spending is not guaranteed loans that may or may not be paid back, this spending represents dollars being stolen out of our pockets and redistributed by political graft. Spending money like this at the federal level is wrong, unconstitutional and immoral.

Fill in the blank with your favorite state, municipality, retail organization, bank, homebuilder, aircraft manufacture, airline or any other group and you’ve got enough stories to fill column inch after column inch for months.

There are plenty more.

But there is no need to worry, the O’Biden administration is going to ensure there is no waste.

Vice President-elect Joe Biden said recently that the new administration hopes to create or retain 3 million jobs over two years, more than the 2.5 million originally proposed. He also said the White House will work to keep the stimulus free of waste.

“Every dollar will be watched to be sure it’s used in an effective manner,” Biden said before he attended a briefing from economic advisers this month. “We’ll spend what we need to turn this economy around and no more.”

18 replies
  1. Erik
    Erik says:

    well I sure hope they get this stimulus package out to us soon, tax time is right around the corner and I need some money to pay my taxes.


  2. Erik
    Erik says:

    Ensure that there is no waste!! LOL…. Like when FEMA hands out those credit card to whomever shows up at a hurricane site. No waste at all.. I have had ENOUGH!!!

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    This isn't a bailout, it's a feeding frenzy! It's not money, it is chum!

    I just wonder if their eyes roll back in their head when their hands go out?

  4. Gary the socialist
    Gary the socialist says:

    Your fighting the wrong person here. The man you should be bashing and trashing is not This "O’Biden" person but the one you should be tearing down is long dead and had his policys discribed by one of the best presidents we have ever had as Vodoo ecnomics that will in time destroy the middle class take away from those getting by with the hopes that over time money will trickel down from on high and will destroy this nations middle class and cause our tax base to disappar and lead to our companies for profit sending our highest paying skilled jobs overseas and leave us a low wage service sector econmy that willl soon go bankruprt.Both President Bush and Ross Perot all tried to warn you about his policys and Bill Clinton stood up and tried to help G. H. Bush end the madness and became the greastest of friends to this day and can hold there heads up high as doing all that they could to give us the working people of America a chance at a good life.They tried to raise all of us up together and not devide and pit us at each other in a divide and keep us down kind of way, So not "O’Biden " but Ronald Reagen… We are only stong together.

  5. Gary the socialist
    Gary the socialist says:

    If you think about it it is kind of sad that a generation ago President Clinton talked about how most of us are one pay check or health issue away from finiciall ruin and it turns out that not only were woking people but every company, every state, and most ever country in the world.Welcome to the bottom but at least in the end those with the money you all fight so hard for will still be living fine and most of you here bashing ever sector of America and it's workers will soon and are now joining those soup lines and emptying the stocks of food at food pantryies and are begging the goverement to stop the fall Of America. I remember a man, a radio guy doing a Christmas fund raiser and at one point asking why are not the donations coming in and where is all the money?Because so many are now and have become the poor and hungry and the huddled masses are now us because in our time of need, so few spoke so loud and looked like so many that the rest brought the lines that our goverement is the problem and it turns out our Goverement was the solution but it was to late for ill ness in the form of a ten year ression like were in now had done it's Harm and America almost flat lined and the people spoke out and said we need a second opion and fired the doctors of old way and policys and are new doc is now trying to save the country while all of you seem to try and put the final nail in the coffin. So stop the Madness and do what you can to save America and stop tearing each other down.

  6. Wayne SW
    Wayne SW says:

    Camp Wayne SW should be on the list.

    Why not? Am I not pithy enough?

    I am worthy, aren't I?

    I'll promise to pay it back, if I can.

    What I don't use now, I'll invest with May-Day-Off. Good as Gold, ya know.

  7. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Gary, you make me laugh, then cry for the future of America when I realize how historically shortchanged you are. I blame the media and the educational system, both run (or infiltrated) primarily by the liberals.

    I ask one question regarding your criticism of Reagan: were you alive (or at least old enough to know what is going on) in the late seventies, in particular the first and only term of Jimmy Carter?

    As one who was there, I suggest you find some objective and authoritative source, and find out what a cesspool your socialist Democrat philosophy was turning the country into. Reagan saved us from that.

    Then I suggest you review history once again, more recent history, and see what your vaunted Clinton did with the Community Reinvestment Act (started by Carter, by the way), and how it destroyed the mortgage market and led to the economic atrocities we see going on today. Then take a close look at Democrats Dodd and Frank, and see their role in preventing the Bush administration from reining in the Democrat abuses occurring there which specifically led to the current economic mess. Also look at who was in control of Freddie and Fannie, and how they turned proven, commonsense and effective mortgage guidelines upside down, skewering the housing market.

    Then tell us all about big, bad Reagan. Trickle down works when the government isn't holding a pan, excuse me, BUCKET, under the flow, draining off the money that should flow to people as taxes.

  8. Gary the socialist
    Gary the socialist says:

    Dimsdale- Your welcome. You also make me laugh in a nice way also–I blame the media , I blame the educational system,I blame the liberals,I blame Jimmy Carter,I blame your socialist Democrat philosophy ,,I blame the Community Reinvestment Act, ,,I blame Clinton,I blame Dodd and Frank,I blame Democrats, I blame Freddie and Fannie,… Wow so much blame and finger pointing and everyone giving themselves personel kudo's for seeing all this but yet the big and evil goverment and it's programs are still giving me safe streets and schools and protections against scam artist and safe food and water and air and safe cars and trucks to drive and I get my mail on time every day and am able to pick up my phone and make calls or plug in my new Kurige coffee maker and not worry about it starting a fire because it was goveremnt tested and the proper power voltages are there through rules and regulations allowing it to work perfectlly. My goverment and my leaders yes I think I will keep them. I know when I go to sleep tonight my tax dollars are keeping criminals in the jails and the police are on protol and those who do not have beds or a dinner are able to turn to a goveremnt program and get help and if I should be traveling and get into an accident that the doctors that treat me meet certain goverment training and standerds. Yes my goverement I will keep it. I know that when I travel to Iceland for a quick meeting that the passagers sitting next to me were screewed and reviewed by trained professional under goverment standards. Yes my Goverment is there for me and that our armed forces are off in far away lands protecting me and my home land and family and I will fight as hard as I can to make sure the land that they gave their lives for is still the safe and prospers land with opperatuits and that there familys were protected by the goverment they gave there lives for is here when they come home. Yes God save America and protect us from ourselves. Give me the streaght to stand up to those who make a blood sport of bashing her for political means and to destroy her for personel profit as so many seem to do in this day and age.Together we stand and divided we are falling and falling and falling.

  9. Gary the socialist
    Gary the socialist says:

    PS my lack of an education is solely my fault and not my teachers or the educational system. They worked as hard as they could to save me from my own self destructive ways are our teachers do a wonderful job teaching the masses as they can and we should be as proud of them as we can be because despite the whining we are on par the largest eductated people in the histroy of the world.

  10. Wyndeward
    Wyndeward says:

    For those interested in the reality of US education, vis-a-vis the rest of the world…

    "WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) — The United States is no longer the world leader in secondary education, according to the rankings of an international organization.

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development places the United States 18th among the 36 nations examined, USA Today reported Wednesday.

    Headed to the top of the heap is South Korea where 93 percent of high school students graduate on time compared with the United States where 75 percent receive their diplomas.

    The seemingly downward trend of U.S. education worries economists."

  11. Wyndeward
    Wyndeward says:

    Going for bad to worse, apparently there is a healthy dose of pork in the bail-out, these pan-handling entities aside. The crucially necessary earmarks include the following:

    Here are some of the programs state and local officials have targeted for funding in the Obama stimulus plan that are being criticized by some congressional Republicans:

    — $4.8 million for a polar bear exhibit in Rhode Island.

    — $100 million to redevelop land for a casino in Philadelphia.

    — $13 million in improvements in Las Vegas, much of it for a pedestrian bridge at the Tropicana hotel-casino.

    — A yet-to-be-determined amount for a proposed $50 million museum in Las Vegas devoted to organized crime.

    — $6 million for snow-making and maintenance facilities at Spirit Mountain, Minn.

    That last is a little bit like subsidizing coal-shipments to Pennsylvania…

    (H/T Jim Geraghty)

  12. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    So I guess the government should remain blameless in your eyes, Gary? I agree with the end of your statement, but the beginning left me reeling. Do you really want to bring up the issue of the government "protecting" you against scams in these Madoff times? Or these farcical, Democrat conceived mortgage regulations that spawned the current economic collapse? As for your safety, who are the first people your political representatives lay off in tough budget times? Police and firemen. Maybe teachers, but that is done with a wink.

    As for your phone and your Keurig coffee maker, they are made by private concerns, not government. UL is an independent entity, made up, I believe by insurance companies. I will grant you the post office, although private companies tend to do the job faster and cheaper with respect to packages. The government doesn't usually train or certify doctors, but they will license them (read that: tax them for the privilege of practicing their craft).

    Keep your government, to be sure. Just don't be satisfied with it. Eternal vigilance and self education will make you an informed voter.

    Game plan for 2009 and beyond: restore a balanced government.

    As for teachers: see what Wyndeward said. Washington DC spends the most per student (about $16,000) and gets the worst results of any city in the U.S.

  13. Rick - WH
    Rick - WH says:

    We could use at the stimulus package here at the blog. We could put in multiple cameras, faster servers, an assistant for Jim and for Brian, a remote unit, and a few dozen other things.

    A rough estimate- $ 500 million should do it.

  14. Gary the socialist
    Gary the socialist says:

    So we as a nation on a world wide percentage with the most peacefull collections of races and groups be it Muslim ,Jew Catholic ,Black and white, yellow, baige, Gay, straight, handicap with a histroy of slavery and extecition of a group of peoples and now a histroy of nearly what 125 years of mass imagration and skills and languges and a time of conflic like eugall rights and cival rights are able to come together and put all our kids together be they rich or poor or inbetween and educated 75% to a high school leval while a fair amount of the rest left school to support famils and raise famils I would say that is fantastic and hope that it will only get better in time. I don't hold any one responably and accuse them of not doing there jobs because there is no place in the world with such a mutt histroy and a peacefull land and I say phoney to you Korea for being one pople in a country 5000 years old or more and I say what is wrong with you folks your one people and have beenm a country or a people for thousands of years and the best you can do is live in a war zone divided in half and only able to educte 93 percent of your kids . Sad sad get on the ball over there because were coming together and are kicking your butt in arts and sciences and culure and have been to the stars and back in less then 300 years. God Bless us the mutts of the world.. Happy New Year

  15. Wyndeward
    Wyndeward says:

    Banging your shoe again, Gary?

    Inchoate ramblings in the face of questions you have no answers to is rapidly becoming your hallmark.

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