Waiting For Bad News

I found the White House Press briefing just a little disturbing today. Reporters continued to note throughout the presser that public opinion is turning against the Porkapalooza … as we have noted here. But when it came to the question of changing the bill substantially (perhaps cutting tax rates for people and business or at the very least cutting the size of the stimulus package) Gibbs sounded like a man holding his ground on the Porkapalooza. Why? I think the following bite may explain it all. More than once he told reporters … just wait. The American people will be whistling a different tune on Friday. The key phrase is toward the end.


Here’s what I think they are betting on, a worsening of the economy, which seems to be a pretty safe bet. Congress in the meantime will make token attempts to pare down the bill and some kind of Porkapalooza will pass.

And on a different note. In order to get their policies passed, whether it be the war or the economy, why do Democrats always root for failure?

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. Dimsdale on February 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    "The stimulus and recovery plan DOES match the size and the scope of the challenges that this economy faces…."

    Oh it matches it alright, especially in size and scope, but they still don't tell us what some of these boondoggle projects will do to address the challenges.  All this excessive spending is going to do is deepen, lengthen and otherwise prolong the agony of this economic debacle.

    When did "short term stimuli" turn into "long term investments?"  I think we all know what "long term" means to Democrats: forever.  The half life of taxes is similar to that of uranium.  As is the life expectancy of the entitlements it proposes to create.

  2. emgee on February 5, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Hope you're all sitting down.  This morning on "Morning Joe" they interviewed a Porkapaloosa supporting Senator (didn't catch his name) who blamed the current economic crisis on the "Bush tax cuts".  This interview was followed immediately by one with Jack Welsch, who clearly laid out what needs to be do to solve the current crisis.  It's scary that our economic wellbeing is currently in the hands of the former and not the latter. Like, which one knows business and economics?  Dah!

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