Reid: One GOP Vote Makes Health Care ‘Bipartisan’ (or None)
‘Bipartisan’ has different meanings to different people. For example, the stimulus bill got just 3 2 Republican votes. Was that a bipartisan effort? According to Reid, one vote is enough to make a bill bipartisan. And based on his comments here at least, a bill can be bipartisan even when only Democrats vote for it: Remember, “bipartisan,” as we learned with the effort on the | Read More »
Obama Stimulus Tracking Site Up and Running By… October
I have not yet blogged about Recovery.org, the indispensable site set up by Onvia to keep track of how the Obama administration is spending your ‘stimulus’ money. Recovery.org offers a number of ways to search – by state, county and program. They provide updates on how much stimulus funding is spent over time, and how may jobs the administration contends have been created (or saved). | Read More »
GDP fall nearly matches record. Oh, what could have been.
GDP falls much harder than expected: NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The U.S. economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.1% in the first quarter — almost as much as it did in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to a government report Wednesday. The drop was much worse than expected. According to economists surveyed by Briefing.com, expectations were for a drop of 4.7% in gross | Read More »
Obama Funds Pork-Barrel Projects Dropped from Stimulus
Do you remember that $200 million earmarked by Congressional Democrats for re-sodding the national mall? Do you recall how Democrats and the White House were so embarrassed about the project that they at last deleted it from the legislation – and then complained loudly any time Republicans failed to note that they had eliminated it? Well, it turns out they’re spending it anyway: More than | Read More »
Rasmussen: Majority of country worries government will do too much.
I would quibble with the results here: it implies that the notion that we’ve already done too much already to fix the economy isn’t a legitimate answer. Still, this report will not be welcome news for the administration: 52% Worry Government Will Do Too Much to Fix Economy [snip] The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of the nation’s Likely Voters now | Read More »
Can we get an Open Thread on T.E.A. Parties for Tommorow?
I thought it would be nice to get some conversation going for what Redstaters can do at T.E.A. parties scheduled for tomorrow. My thoughts below:
Chris Dodd’s Comeback Slogan: ‘Banking on Change’
Chris Dodd Chairs the Senate Banking Committee – a position that made him important enough to become a Friend of Angelo, and allowed him to influence the porkulus conference committee to allow AIG to award bonuses to senior employees. It led AIG executives to strong arm employees into donating to Dodd. It also gave Dodd disproportionate influence in killing efforts to clean up Fannie Mae | Read More »
Dems just now getting around to asking those pesky questions they should have asked months ago
(from a post at St. Lawrence Co. Republitarian) New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Cortland, New York Tuesday, speaking with local business leaders about how to best stimulate local economy. Basically, the idea was to seek grant proposals for money that is already earmarked for the State. The gist: we have x amount of dollars, now let’s decide how to spend it. Now, let’s forget, for the | Read More »
Child’s Pay 2
MoveOn once asked (link via Save the GOP) who would pay for the President’s deficit spending. Let’s ask again: Try this if the embed fails.
Wisconsin’s Shovel-Ready Project Ready to Go…in 2011
The state of Wisconsin is all set to use the money it received from Porkulus for a “shovel-ready” project: The largest transportation project in state history will expand Interstate 94 to eight lanes between the Mitchell interchange and Kenosha County. The project is expected to last seven years. The $1.9 billion project — even bigger than the just-completed Marquette Interchange — will rebuild the entire | Read More »
Barney Frank and the Democrats’ Own Amnesia
Over at Huffpo, Dishonorable Congressturd Barney Frank penned a long-winded screed to slam Republicans for their “amnesia” about how they, and not Democrats, are the only ones culpable for the current financial crisis. As anyone with a brain will notice (which cancels out those from Frank’s district who keep voting for him), it is nothing more than an attempt to deflect from his own malfeasance | Read More »
The Left Covering For the Obama/Geithner/Dodd/Democrat AIG Scandal
Dan Riehl: Greenwald tries to shift the blame for those AIG bonuses from Dodd back to Treasury. He’s relying on this FDL post but that’s mostly half-truth, as well. Treasury didn’t simply “demand” Dodd loosen any restrictions so these bonuses could be paid. He informed Dodd his legislation was flawed and would only lead to more trouble, including expensive law suits. AIG is a Democratic | Read More »
Obama’s Caterpillar comes back to bite him
Remember this promise back on February 11? Obama said that the porkulus bill would enable Caterpillar to re-hire workers. Instead, despite the biggest government spending spree in world history, this happens. Another lesson in Obamanomics 101. The stimulus package was touted as the only way to stop these types of things from happening. I hope and pray my fellow Americans are paying attention and wake | Read More »
President Hope N. Change to Reform Government Spending by Cutting…Defense Spending…During a War?
How many remember this: (Source) Since Carter, every Democratic President and Democratic Presidential candidate has targeted the Department of Defense for major cuts in spending in order to make a claim at being fiscally responsible, even though they also want to be seen as serious about the nation’s security. Usually, like the hapless Michael Dukakis, they show themselves to be pure hypocrites and are rejected | Read More »
Is there an Obama-Al-anon group yet?
Inspired from the diaries by my good friend Don Luis…
Read More »