Originally posted by pieman
unlike a lot of the world, americans have some light at the end of the tunnel in the shape of the new pres. i imagine that america will wait to find
out if it's daylight or a train before they start to riot..
The President is doing the same thing that got us into this mess in the first place. They want to stimulate the economy? The Grand Obama talked about
redistributing the wealth, and so far aall I have seen him do is ask Americans to give what not a damn one of us owes them.
We don't have a gulfstream like pelosi or healthcare like anyone of them in the house and senate.
We are not getting 20 million dollar bonus's but we are asked to bail out a bunch of IDIOTS who don't want oversight on what we loan them, they
don't want to tell us what they spend it on, they tell us they want it interest free or , get this, "it's a deal breaker!" you get that ! A DEAL
AS IF THEY ARE DOING US A FAVOR!
Then this week they already blew 78-80 Billion of the recovery package.
GONE! a total waste!
If you can't fathom how much 80 Billion is, consider this, it would take you roughly 62 years to spend a Billion dollars if you spent a dollar about
every second. Why does Barney Frank think he can criticize anyone? Or Tom Dacshle. Three times now I have seen Mr Obama get on Television and say
the same thing, that "hey now guys this is important!" or "People are suffering" So he want's to take even more money from the suffering and
give it to people who Are planing tropic getaways and ordering Lear Jets before they even get the money!
THE UN-MITIGATED AuDACITY in the HOUSE AND SENATE IS VULGAR and disgusting!
I have ALWAYS said here that when the system is this broken, NO President and NO ONE in congress can fix it as this is something they actually
expected us to pat them on the back for getting rid of the pork!
Their should have been none in there in the first place but to EVEN THINK that ANY OF THEM would STILL pull this kind of royal fleecing is shamefull
and is ANY of these IDIOTS get re-elected then WE DESERVE to lose ALL our money, ALL our Jobs and we may as well kiss the America Story goodbye.
I think we need to purge the entire system clean and like any other toilet full of the human stench of greed, FLUSH IT AND THEM down into
unemployment likek so many of us!
Obama ! Don't just TALK about accountability! TELL THEM BY NAME ALL OF THOSE WHO TRIED hiding special interests groups and earmarks for crap that has
NOTHING to do with getting this economy going but more to do with asinine pet projects. Do they ever learn!
WILL WE EVER LEARN!
I can't stand Obama, but I would be willing to go along with him but the rest of the bums from the democrats who we voted in to take Bush out on
tough talk pelosi gave about not allowing more spending for Iraq but what have they done since 2006?
14% approval rating is what they have done.
I doubt anyone has the guts to do this but rather than think we can rise up in some futile insurrection, we can STILL send them our own brand of
change and THIS time it should be the KIND they can believe in !
FIRE EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE OF THEM!
This new constitution of a nation, no no,, One Government for the peons, at the peons doing TOO the peons is so out of touch with reality it isn't
funny. Hell it doesn't even make a good cruel sick joke.
Honeywell is now sending all the jobs in my area to mexicali and the lay offs are already starting there too. The CEO of Honeywell sent an email to
all the project managers and techs saying everyone should support the bailout. The vendors there are Grumman, Lockheed, Alenia Aermacchi Aeronautica.
I think why on earth would they do something like that?
Turns out HE is also the chair for chase bank.
My Girlfriend sends out a round robin letter antagonistic to the bail out as the dems first draft was just unacceptable.
She was layed off shortly after that for the second time in 16 years.
$2.4 billion carbon capture products...
$4.19 billion for ACORN and other bogus "community organizing" groups...
$650 million digital tv conversion...
$79 billion to bail out the state education system...
Hundreds of millions for family planning...
$400 million global warming research...
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts...
$200 million to refurbish the National Mall...
And the bill is not even a stimulus! Just 1% of the so-called stimulus is for tax cuts for small businesses. And according to the CongressionalBudget
Office, two thirds of the stimulus will not even be spent for nearly two years!
Recently I was reading my email and got one of those cutsey funny political satires only it wasn't that funny, in fact it was exactly what I'd
expect and was wondering what the punchline is but it reads as follows:
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C.; One from Illinois, one from Tennessee, and a third from Kentucky .
They all go with a White House official to examine the broken fence.
The Tennessee contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.
'Well', he says, 'I figure the job will run about $900
$400 for materials,
$400 for my crew,
and $100 profit for me.'
The Kentucky contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says,
'I can do this job for $700
$300 for materials,
$300 for my crew,
and $100 profit for me.'
The Illinois contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, '$2,700.'
The official, incredulous, whispers back, 'You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?'
The Illinois contractor whispers back, '$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire that guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.'
'Done!' replies the government official.
And that my friends, is how it all works in the state Illinois.
What is so ironic about this satire on Illinois politics is that it is not a joke but quite typically illustrates the axiom for "Business as usual"
and explains why I had guessed what the third Illinois contractors bid was going to be like before I even read it.
Obama, being the product of the Chicago Daley Political Machine, is someone who would identify with my sentiments but is represenative of it, in
actions and in deeds. I am certain the Obama public relations website or Factcheck.org would disagree but then again, show me one issue known to be
an item worthy of contention about this man, they haven't swept under the rug or claimed to disprove with some of the most tortureously construed
alibi's I have ever seen.
Everything I was told I shouldn't worry about or that Obama isn't like that or has changed his ways about but didn't, has happened already so I am
expecting Gun owners rights to be one of the trade off items is what the liberals call progressive!
Nominated a tax evader to run the IRS. (after hiring Fannie and Freddie deposed finance manager Franklin Raines for his campaign, what did you expect?
Signed everything handed to him by his staff, asking only a few embarrassing questions in front of the TV cameras ("were we going to sign another
executive order for that, or is that in one of these?")
Followed the advice of Fidel Castros attorney. (Hey C'mon! Its OBAMA! we can expect his advisors, to be shady with a radical past history)
laying the groundwork for our transition to communism because at this rate, we are ALL going to be dependant on the Government.
Put a pay freeze on members of Congress! Yeah baby!
( but not until AFTER they voted themselves a hefty $9000 raise), Oh well as long as the symbolism is there but the substance is not, the move was
absolutely pointless but like a lot of Obama's stylings, if it sounds cool, it's Obama!
Oh he DID shut down secret overseas CIA prisons which were for the most part, empty anyway but it sounded good. We all love the way Obama sounds
He signed an executive order to close Gitmo (no clue what he plans to do with the detainees), This many fear will be the biggest mistake he could have
made and the first time one of those released, attacks America again, we can all be proud of the change we can all believe in.
Another Obama bill is to start reviewing military war crimes trials and ban the harshest interrogation methods. He signed the order but left an
obvious loop hole for CIA to continue doing the very same thing anyway and since they were charged with the implementation of same, in spite of their
denials, it seems once again, the change we can all believe in is because we have seen this before and where I come from, it is called
"Business as usual"
Obama's liberal leftist regime in the congress and senate tried pulling a fast one again using his partner in federally funding the slush fund known
as ACORN .
Or did they?
Many protectors of the Grand Obama's reputation the image makers, public relations, damage control minions and history revisionists have been
blasting away at the "Right wing whacko's" demanding where the mention of acorn is located in the bill.
yet many fail to realize how these bills get written and the slick use of language used that many times goes under the radar.
“Housing Trust Funds” have consistently been utilized by the Dems in Congress and the Senate for “grants” to (primarily) ACORN and other
groups such as La Raza to “educate and assist” minorities regarding “home ownership”.
These groups repay this largesse via (often fraudulent) registration of Dem voters.
All I know is if this guy doesn't at LEAST start choosing CIA agents that have at least a secret squirrel decoder ring and showing us some heads
rolling when someone adds anything that would only exascerbate this situation to any bill.
As far as I am concerned, the United States Government better back off talking about how selfish we are if we don't want to pay more taxes when Biden
paid only what? $3000 The IRS better back off we are owed so many breaks from this Government.
How about a free pass on my next speeding ticket or when my property taxes are due?
Having this much money coerced out of us in what can only be seen as using fear to extort it out of us and for what ? for Who?
No Accountability, just talk
No end in sight, just Hope
No understanding, they just placate us with talk about Americans suffering as if we are supposed to look and say "Gee Thelmalou, that Obannana dude
Can you imagine what will become of us if we don't start cleaning this mess up ourselves and I am not talking about throwing more money at it.
I am talking about throwing the reasons why OUT of it.
They don't think we would do it apparently
The biggest voter turnout to elect someone that would electrify the world stage has one term to do this in and is he doesn't, I say all this
divisiveness between Obama supporters and the McCain clan, will now come together in what will surely show up this past elections statistics as
another record breaker.
The first time in history not one incumbant gets re-elected as we replace them all with every butcher, baker and candle stick maker. All rookies in a
new Washington that knows we have had ENOUGH BEE ESS in such a way that if one of them or their colleagues screw up adding pork barrel bloated bills
to the senate again, it means ALL of their Jobs, NOT just the unscrupulous one but EVERYONE OF EM. They would make damn sure they quit playing this
"Good ole boy brand of dealing themselves a nice cozy lifestyle with golden parachutes and realize once again for the first time in many years that
they WORK for US! and we let em KNOW IT!
and for the first time in history, when we say throw the bums out, they land on their good for nothing butt and that is a lot more than change we can
all believe in.
That my fellow Americans
[edit on 7-2-2009 by Aermacchi]