Friday, February 6, 2009

Obama's Stimulus Offensive

Providing further evidence that "postpartisan," much like "bipartisan," means "agreeing with me," President Obama tried to rally his Democratic allies by deriding their GOP colleagues.

He apparently thinks that any and all spending qualifies as stimulus. Tax cuts, not so much.

Saying, “If you’re headed for a cliff, you’ve got to change direction,” he expressed his belief that the Bush tax cuts are the source of all their budgetary woes as opposed to unbridled spending.

Meanwhile the nonpartisan (as Democrats frequently assert) Congressional Budget Office says, "the Senate legislation would reduce output slightly in the long run, ... as would other similar proposals."

At the same time, this bill is losing the support of the American people. Folks just don't want to spend that kind of money on the stuff they're proposing.

We should tell our Senators that if they'll cut $500 billion of pork out of this bill, they can have it. That would leave them with ~$200 billion of stimulus and ~$200 billion of pork for their friends -- that should be more than enough.

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