Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Santinelli Rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which spawned the infamous Tea Party (Taxed Enough Already?). Even if you heard it then, it’s definitely worthwhile listening to once more:
The first Tea Party protests subsequently followed on February 27th to protest the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama on February 17th, 2009.
There is certainly debate about whether or not the Tea Party still holds the influence it did during the 2010 Congressional elections as well as whether or not ARRA helped our economy recovery.
“Five years later, the U.S. economy is undoubtedly in a stronger position, thanks to the grit and determination of our nation’s workers and businesses. The economy has now grown for 11 straight quarters, and businesses have added 8.5 million jobs since early 2010. While far more work remains to ensure that the economy provides opportunity for every American, there can be no question that President Obama’s actions to date have laid the groundwork for stronger, more sustainable economic growth in the years ahead.”
At the same time, Obama has more than doubled the public debt. CNS News reported that “the marketable debt of the U.S. government has more than doubled–climbing by 106 percent–while President Barack Obama has been in office, increasing from $5,749,916,000,000 at the end of January 2009 to $11,825,322,000,000 at the end of January 2014″
Are we better or worse? Has the Tea Party helped or hurt? Post your thoughts below!
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Congratulations, I suppose, are in order. Congratulations to the Broncos. There, I choked it out. Today’s Super Bowl was not just a worldwide sensation on television and radio but also a veritable bonanza of awful on Twitter. But for all the funny, lame, smart, stupid, awesome or terrible Tweets, nothing beat the gnashing of teeth we are about to | Read More »
I’m aware that what I’m about to say will come across as trite to the cynical, but it is truly not: Have you no sense of *decency*, Ms. Albright, Ms. Steinem? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES lright, well, this is the part of the day where we acknowledge the fact that the whole world is going to be taking a break from politics (and everything else) to watch the Super Bowl. If you’re tuning in to RedState, feel free to chime in to the comments! Open thread! Denver to Host 2016 RedState Gathering…click here for | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES In the Obama years of the Department of Homeland Security, a lot of questionable things have gone on. For example, as we’ve noted before, the DHS shut down an investigation into the terrorists who would eventually launch a deadly terror-related shooting in San Bernardino, California. We know this and more thanks to Philip Haney, a whistleblower that has made | Read More »