Stimulus More Dangerous After We Recover

Pat Toomey, with the Club For Growth, had some sobering words for Neil Cavuto last night. Not only does he believe that the current Prokapalooza can’t pull the economy from recession, but he believes as the nation recovers, as it always does, there will be those who believe that massive spending was in the fact the very thing that pulled us out … dooming us to a generation of spenders. Gee I wonder what gives him that idea?


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  1. davis on February 19, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Great! So we simply focus on some vague expectation/guess/divination of the future and do what in the mean time: repeal what has already been legislated? You know what? I might get run over by a truck and die, or by some act of God, or by a crazed dog, or whatever, so I think I'll become a recluse and not move out of the house for the rest of my life.

  2. Dimsdale on February 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I'm sorry, but what is the current "stimulus" package other than "some vague expectation/guess/divination of the future," slathered with Democrat pork?  The same style of stimulus was used with Bush and didn't work, so throwing even more good money after bad will do something?  Or is it just a case of bad when a Republican does it, good when a Democrat does it?  You could be right: the absence of the Democrat mantra of market criticism and "Bush did it" might help, but we don't need to lather the economy with pork to do it.

    Perpetuating the housing bubble and preventing market corrections IS the equivalent of living as a recluse.

    • davis on February 20, 2009 at 1:33 am

      As I have already said more than once: "The bill has been passed and signed". You'll have to live with it like it or not (as I did w/ the Bush policies). I'll try to make the best of it and I do  not intend  to keep on harping on the past successes or failures. Only the present is real, the future is an educated guess and the past can't be changed. That simple for me.

  3. Dimsdale on February 20, 2009 at 6:13 am

    So you gave up.  The bill can be modified by further legislation, and a second boondoggle can be forestalled if the deficiencies of the first are pounded home.

    That's the future.   I intend to make it as good as possible, not lie there and take it.

    • davis on February 20, 2009 at 9:17 am

      I gave up nothing. I work with what I have. You can keep fighting windmills and bet on the "come" (like who is going to change it, when and how?). I have better things to do with my life.

    • Dimsdale on February 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

      Just exactly how is either preventing another boondoggle "stimulus" bill or at least having it be read by the "responsible" parties "chasing windmills?"

      Sure, work with what you have, but like Obama says, "if you are driving off a cliff, you have to change direction."  If you want to ignore the "bridge out" signs, then by all means do so.

  4. Dimsdale on February 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    What is a "come?"

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