Stimulus Package: Bad News for Conservatives, Great News for Americans
The $838 billion stimulus bill squeaked through the Senate today, 61 to 37.
I actually liked one of the Republicans’ earlier proposals (defeated by Democrats) that would have offered government-backed mortgages with a maximum interest rate of 4.5%. It seemed like a total mindfuck that Republicans actually wanted such a socialistic incentive-sapping program, and Democrats were against it. Maybe the two parties are playing Gaslight with us.
It’s true that Obama is overdoing the “Urgent! Act Now!” rhetoric that was a trademark of the Dumbya years. This should be a bipartisan bill, but Republicans (aside from their idea mentioned above) have offered nothing but their tried-and-failed policies of the last 28 years.
More tax cuts — Riiight. Been there done that. It’s like that “alternate” version of Humpty Dumpty: “More Horses! More Men!”
And some of the Republican rhetoric is straight out of Reagan’s campaign speeches from 1980. The private sector versus those bumbling government bureaucrats. We don’t need a Nanny State; everything will be corrected by the invisible hand of the marketplace.
WTF??? Aw heck, just come out and say it — “It’s Morning In America.”
RNC Chairman Michael Steele gave a hilarious speech the other day. You'd swear he must have taken a nap in 1980 and woken up just a few weeks ago. You can find a video of his speech at this Google News Search site. I couldn't figure out how to link the blog to the video (Duh!).
Twenty-eight years of “getting the government off our backs” has given us a shattered economy and the biggest budget deficit in history. And the most rightwing president ever — as a parting shot — nationalized the banking industry before leaving office. Commie!
It’s time for Republicans to lose their useless outdated slogans and start working on this economic train wreck — which happened on their watch.