All common sense and caution has been thrown to the wind in the latest multi-generational act of theft by congress labeled benignly as a “stimulus” bill. Read the entire article; here’s the opening and closing:
“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”
So said White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in November, and Democrats in Congress are certainly taking his advice to heart. The 647-page, $825 billion House legislation is being sold as an economic “stimulus,” but now that Democrats have finally released the details we understand Rahm’s point much better. This is a political wonder that manages to spend money on just about every pent-up Democratic proposal of the last 40 years.
This is supposed to be a new era of bipartisanship, but this bill was written based on the wish list of every living — or dead — Democratic interest group. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, “We won the election. We wrote the bill.” So they did. Republicans should let them take all of the credit.
Dammit, people, get mad! This will affect your grandchildren for God’s sake! All this SH*T will become a PERMANENT PART of the FEDERAL BUDGET, INCREASING EVERY YEAR!
Let’s not forget President Obama’s own words from his inaugural address:
And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account — to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day — because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.
Bad habits? Back to ’em.
Business by daylight? Bill written behind closed doors.
Please call your representatives… tear up those phone lines!
UPDATED (3:58 PM PST) – Congratulations, House Democrats… you own it.