Obama has said that, "Only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession".
"Yes Only Government Can". What ever happened to your campaign slogan of "Yes we can"?
This is not a "stimulus bill", this is a wasteful big government spending bill. $650 million set aside for digital TV coupons? Are you kidding me? Are there any earmarks to pay for a conversion to "wireless" for The Flying Wallendas?
It would make as much sense.
Obama hailed his recovery plan, saying it would "save or create more than three million new jobs over the next few years." I have no doubt that the increase in windshield squeegiers at intersections will skyrocket. Problem is, intersections in the future may not be as "busy" if Obama is successful in completely shutting down commerce in this country. $819 billion in "squeegy-ready" projects indeed.
The economy is on the brink of total collapse, brought on mainly by overspending. Democrats say the legislation to spend almost a trillion dollars more is desperately needed to save the economy from the prior overspending. Obama says he wants to create an environment in which business can prosper. It carries the same logic as the teen boy in the back seat of his parents car "desperately" attempting to convince his date that "it's good for her complexion".
The Republican house saw through the charade and said "no way, take me home," and they were roundly dropped off on the curb. The self-gratified house democrats now drive on to the senate, where it is said the Republican dates "are easy". Is it too much to hope for that every Republican senator tells Obama's stimulus bill "NO, I have a headache tonight" or "No, I have to wash my hair"?
I have no doubt the messiah-in-chief will get what he wants in the end. Unfortunately the American taxpayer will just "get it in the end".