Deja Vu All Over Again: The White House Talking Points for the Speech
The White House has begun sending out talking points on Stimulus II to left wing groups. I’ve obtained a copy. I think we need Bill Murray to speak tonight, because I feel like I’m living in Ground Hog’s Day. The American Jobs Act is: based on bi-partisan ideas; it is fully paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay | Read More »
Will the Opposite of “Saved or Created” be “Killed or Wounded”?
Barack Obama wants everyone talking about the jobs he has saved or created, but it is time to put some attention on those jobs killed or wounded by Barack Obama. A case in point would be the oil industry. According to a report by CNS News, Barack Obama has killed or wounded 19,000 jobs due to his ban on drilling for oil. Of the 19,000 | Read More »
Paying Off the Dead
This is nuts. The Social Security Administration sent about 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each to dead and incarcerated people — but almost half of them were returned, a new inspector-general’s report has found. The kicker is that the stimulus legislation did not include a provision for the Social Security Administration to automatically pull back the money so, in some cases, the money is sitting | Read More »
Barack Obama Admits That “By Design” You Remain Unemployed
“Barack Obama refused to help get unemployment down in 2009 by design so he could get credit in the 2010 election year instead.” Many of us have been saying it for a while. The White House intended that the stimulus money, which the White House intended to use to save or create jobs, would not really be spent in 2009 as unemployment soared to over | Read More »
Great op-ed by Rep. Lamar Smith in the Politico. If President Barack Obama could snap his fingers and create 8 million new jobs, would you want him to do it? I would. And certainly the 15 million unemployed Americans would, as well. The good news is that the president can do just that — implement a policy that opens up 8 million jobs. The bad news | Read More »
Wrong From the Start: Top Ten Outrageous Claims About the Stimulus
The House GOP Conference sent this along to me. The White House will convene a “jobs summit” tomorrow against a backdrop of rising unemployment, soaring debt, and declining public confidence in the Obama Administration’s economic program. Washington Democrats staked their credibility on a nearly trillion-dollar ‘stimulus’ that was supposed to be about putting people back to work, but has instead produced countless examples of wasteful | Read More »
Barack Obama Called. He Wants Your Tax Credit Back.
Remember those $400.00 and $800.00 tax credits Barack Obama gave you in his stimulus plan? And remember that $250.00 gift he gave social security recipients? Well, Obama decided he wants them back. Yep. According to the IRS, Obama has never asked for an adjustment of the tax tables, so millions of Americans are going to get taxed for having received the tax credits back in | Read More »
Saved or Created Jobs Or Unemployment?
Wow. Obama has been touring the nation making sure we know how many jobs he has saved or created. It is looking more and more like he is saving or creating the jobless. Unemployment this morning topped 10.2%, even though the number seeking employment has declined. Many have just given up. Likewise, and more troublesome, the average hours worked in a week is at its | Read More »
Photos of the Day: Tenth Amendment meets a stimulus project
God bless Georgia activists. Someone “defaced” one of those “Paid for by the American Stimulus B.S.” signs that the feds are requiring be put up, two a piece, at each stimulus funded road project. How was it defaced? By plastering a copy of the 10th Amendment to it. Check it out.
RedState Readers Stimulate the Economy
Congratulations RedState readers. We have supported a small business, made a statement, and attracted the attention of the Wall Street Journal. Since last Wednesday morning, Ron’s Home & Hardware has received roughly 240 orders for five-pound bags of rock salt. While buyers were scattered around the country, each requested the same delivery address in Portland, Maine – one of six state offices for U.S. Republican | Read More »
Shobhana Chandra is in danger of re-education
Why? For writing this. Employers in the U.S. cut 467,000 jobs in June, the unemployment rate rose and hourly earnings stagnated, offering little evidence the Obama administration’s stimulus package is shoring up the labor market. The payroll decline was more than forecast and followed a 322,000 drop in May, according to Labor Department figures released today in Washington. The jobless rate jumped to 9.5 percent, | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Stimulus Is Not Stimulating
Moe has already pointed this out. It is worth reiterating and paying attention to. Below is a chart prepared by the Obama administration — at least the blue lines were prepared by the Obama Administration. The light blue line shows what unemployment would be like if Barack Obama’s stimulus plan had not been passed. The dark blue line shows what unemployment would be like with | Read More »
Obama’s “Saved Or Created Jobs” Does Not Match Reality
The House Republicans have put together some data your local mainstream media outlet probably will shy away from discussing. Today, Barack Obama told the public, “In these last few months, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has saved or created nearly 100 — 150,000 jobs”? But that’s just not true. 16,000 jobs have been lost every single day since Barry’s stimulus plan was passed. At | Read More »
Charlie Crist Raises Taxes & Now Says He’d Vote for Stimulus — Just Like Specter
Bumped for the Hot Seat Poll. Charlie Crist, Florida’s Governor and the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s chosen candidate for the Senate, has decided to endorse last week signed the Americans for Tax Reform’s “no tax” pledge. This week, Crist will approve the Florida legislature’s new budget, balanced by raising taxes. If that weren’t bad enough, speaking in South Florida, Charlie Crist said he would have | Read More »
Barack Obama Succeeded In Getting HIs Stimulus Plan Through Congress. Now America Fails.
On January 10, 2009, Barack Obama delivered his Weekly Address to the Nation as the then President-Elect. He said We start this new year in the midst of an economic crisis unlike any we have seen in our lifetime. We learned yesterday that in the past month alone, we lost more than half a million jobs – a total of nearly 2.6 million in the | Read More »
The Blue Span of Death: Microsoft’s Gov’t Funded Bridge to Microsoft
Instead of the blue screen of death, let’s call it the blue span of death. Like the bridge to nowhere, Microsoft has somehow gotten its hands on $11 million of the stimulus dollars to build a bridge that will connect Microsoft to . . . well . . . Microsoft. This is another example of Obama deciding he knows what’s best and us winding up | Read More »
Remember, the GOP got savaged for voting against the bailout
With all the news about about the AIG bonuses, there are a couple of things worth remembering. First, the GOP voted against the stimulus. Why? Because it won’t stimulate anything and the Democrats decided to rush it through without letting anyone read it. This is what happens when you write legislation in secret then rush it through. Second, will federal prosecutors indict Chris Dodd? Dodd | Read More »
Washington Becomes Rome
Chuck Schumer wants the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to tell states they have no choice in the use of porkulus funds. Below the fold is the entire letter. It’s is amazing in its reach. In effect, states will have zero discretion in how they spend the money and which parts they take. This stems from Gov. Bobby Jindal and others saying they | Read More »
Democrats to Railroad Through Another Super Secret Massive Spending Bill
As President Obama hosts a summit Monday on “fiscal responsibility,” Democratic leaders in Congress this week are preparing to ram through the House a massive spending bill that includes thousands of unscrutinized pork-barrel earmarks and the largest increase in discretionary spending since Jimmy Carter – a bill written in secret, which to date, no one in America other than the Democratic congressional leadership has read. | Read More »
The Stimulus Will Fail. The GOP Will Rub It In.
Excellent work guys. House Republicans are setting up “a stimulus-watch program” that will allow watchdog groups and private citizens to report findings as contractors and agencies start spending billions of dollars on roads, schools, renewable energy projects and other initiatives, said House GOP Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia. Here’s the thing: the stimulus will fail. Even the Congressional Budget Office says the stimulus, as passed, | Read More »