Sunday, February 1, 2009

Stimulus, anyone?

Okay, all you Republicans, tell me why you oppose President Obama's stimulus plan. He's already compromised more than I think he should, given the fact that he won the election (had it gone the other way, the Republicans would have called that a mandate) and the Democrats have a majority in both the house and the senate. You say you want more tax cuts. Who will benefit from your tax cuts? Certainly not the unemployed. What is wrong with spending on programs that will not only create jobs, but will also result in services that benefit the country? I just don't understand what the problem is. Spending on infrastructure will have the dual benefit of creating jobs, which will then result in taxable income, and providing the country with much needed services. Tax cuts will not help the unemployed. The nation needs increased spending on infrastructure, which will create jobs and provide needed services, and all you Republicans are voting against it because the plan doesn't include enough tax cuts. Are you people morons, or what?

President Obama has said that we all need to work hard and sacrifice to get through this crisis. I say that the middle class and the working class have been sacrificing for decades, and the people who have benefitted from their sacrifice have been the wealthy. It's time for the wealthy to sacrifice a little. Or maybe a lot. Or maybe a whole lot. I'm so sick of the way it has been working. "Bail me out and screw the middle and working classes!" It's the American Way. I, for one, would find it very refreshing if President Obama told the Republicans to go to hell, that he is going to do what is right for the people, not what will benefit the wealthy. I'm not holding my breath, but it would be nice.


Lisa said...

We are so silly, Ed! How have we missed all the fabulous trickledown effects from the tax cuts of the last 8 years? More jobs have been created, more roads and bridges repaired, more people getting an education, more people with health care......oh, um, huh.

Interesting. That's all backward. And still they expect us to believe that tax cuts and trickle down economics will serve this nation well?

Screw them. Like they've screwed us for so many years.

Suzy said...

Good post, my dear.

gomonkeygo said...

I'm still awash in the effluvium of the Reagan's era. That crisp 80s trickledown backwash! Mmmm-mmm, good! The current vintage is more like New Coke by comparison. Just not as good.

All through high school I wore a small orange button everyday that said only: Eat the Rich. I meant it then and I mean it now.

Matty Boy said...

When you give money to poor people, they just spend it on lottery tickets and cheap booze.

Rich people spend it more wisely, which is why God gave them more of it to begin with.

I'm surprised I have to explain this.


Dick said...

The trickledown theory never worked. Agreed. But all government spending isn't equal. I'd like to see more spending on infrastructure, including a massive improvement of our national passenger train links. This would boost the fortunes of Caterpillar and other U.S. manufacturers without resorting to stupid (and frankly, possibly catastrophic) buy American schemes that the president's people seem to back. (Yes, I voted for him.) Have they not read the basic history of the Great Depression?