Trivia Question of the Day, U.S. Senate Version (Open Thread)
Only twelve Senators voted against TARP, the Big 3 auto bailout, and the Porkulus boondoggle. Who were they? (Answer below the fold) Speaking of which, does anybody else out there have some good trivia? Let’s make this an open thread, with a slight emphasis on brain-expanding question-and-answer in the comments. My personal favorite subject is ancient history
More about that “Caterpillar CEO” who allegedly (and conveniently) promised BHO he would rehire “some” workers if “stimulus” passes
He’s a member of the President’s economic advisory team (h/t mjm1 in the comments of my earlier post on the subject). According to the Peoria Journal-Star: Caterpillar Inc. Chairman Jim Owens…on Friday was named to a team of economic advisers who will advise President Barack Obama on ways to boost the economy and help the country out of the recession. Owens was one of 16 | Read More »
Would $850,000,000.00 per job rescued make the “stimulus” worth it?
Given his penchant for “misremembering” conversations (and for apparently misreading people entirely despite years of close contact — see Exhibit A, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, for an example), we can’t be sure that President Obama is even accurately recounting what Caterpillar CEO James Owens said to him in their conversation. However, here‘s what he seems to think went on: President Barack Obama says Caterpillar’s chief executive | Read More »
The House GOP Made the Democrats Own the Stimulus
Update: Drudge agrees: *** They chose…wisely. The final vote was 244-188, with 177 Republicans and 11 Democrats voting against (1 GOP member had to leave early). The Democrats passed the bill, but couldn’t keep their caucus together — and the GOP managed to keep every single member in line. Well done, Reps. Boehner, Cantor, and the rest of the House Republican caucus.
Corrupt Senate “Stimulus” Bill is, well, Corrupted
It should come as no surprise that the Senate’s version of the “stimulus” bill is being kept under lock and key by the Appropriations Committee, lest the opposition — let alone America’s great unwashed as a whole — get a chance to pick away at the litany of new, unstimulative spending programs. After all, the government can’t go about its business of doing what it | Read More »