Democrat Money Laundering (Re-Distribution)… Pet Projects, Political Pay-Back, Earmarks, TARP II, Porkulus II, etc…
It is all the same old Liberal Spending attempting to be couched in new terms and that is all! Whether it be a Governor, a City Mayor, or John Q. Public putting forth the “suggested” need for Government Spending doesn’t matter. Couching it as “Shovel Ready” also doesn’t change the Fact that it has been someones Pet Project, for potentially years prior to this point | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Harry Reid
, Nancy Pelosi
, Political Payback
, ReDistributive Justice
, spreading the wealth
, tax and spend
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 would not | Read More »
Porkulus was the GOP’s Alamo – and the Democrat’s Asculum
There is a kind of victory called a Pyrrhic Victory. It is a victory in battle that is so costly for the victor that it leads to his undoing in the larger war. It’s not a perfect analogy (Obama-Reid-Pelosi are witless buffoons in comparison with King Pyrrhus, for starters), but history is instructive. So let me introduce you, if you’re unacquainted, to King Pyrrhus.
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 »
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
(Cartoon) Atlas Mugged
TobyToons I am going to be posting my editorial cartoons (you can view more at the website address above). Hope you enjoy them.
A New Twist to the Burris Saga; Porkulus to be Signed Today
President Obama is scheduled to sign (or already has signed) Porkulus. Three Senate liberal Republicans, Collins, Snowe, and Specter, let it happen. But so did another key vote, Democrat Roland Burris, Obama’s tainted replacement to be the U.S. Senator from Illinois. As I had mentioned here, Burris voted for both versions that passed the Senate last week. You may ask, so what? A new twist | Read More »
And so it begins: the Right to take a swig of Protest Culture.
“How come,” I asked Andy, “whenever someone upsets the Left, you see immediate marches and parades and rallies with signs already printed and rhyming slogans already composed, whereas whenever someone upsets the Right, you see two members of the Young Americans for Freedom waving a six-inch American Flag?” “We have jobs.” said Andy. -P. J. O’Rourke Which tells you two things: It’s in the Left’s | Read More »
Porkulus Fraudulently Passed
A new twist has been added to the Roland Burris saga as our “illustrious” junior Illinois U.S. Senator conveeeeniently forgot to mention that he was hit up by Blago’s brother for a $10,000 campaign donation. Of course, Burris wouldn’t be a U.S. Senator if Democrats in Illinois, the U.S. Senate, and the White House hadn’t of caved on getting Burris installed by the corrupt and | Read More »
Congratulations to Eric Cantor and John Boehner
If there ever were a time that we needed effective Republican leadership, it would be in this Porkulus bill effort. Even the “pared down” seven hundred billion dollars ($700,000,000,000) is a ridiculous amount of money, and will pave the way for a try at a tax hike, so it’s been essential that we Republicans step back and force the Democrats alone to own that bill. | Read More »
Somebody kick the Blue Dog?
Pelosi threaten to take them to dinner? What? Prior to the House voting on the massive Porkulus bill this Friday, there were many in the Democrat Blue Dog Coalition who expressed reservations about being asked to vote for the monster without having sufficient time to read it. One of whom was Charles Melancon (D-La.), the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications; Democratic leaders went ahead and | Read More »
I hope Ohio conservatives are happy now
I understand the frustration conservatives have with Mike DeWine. Really, I do. But it drives me crazy when conservatives refuse to see the reality of the playing field. Conservatives grumbled and attacked Mike DeWine with venom every chance they got. And I am confident a number of them refused to vote for him. Well, now Sherrod Brown is going to provide the vote that allows | Read More »