Saturday, February 07, 2009

Can't believe it

President Obama rejected arguments that the spending in the $819 billion (now 937 billion; now ...) stimulus bill should be replaced by tax cuts.

"What do you think a stimulus is?" Obama asked incredulously. "It’s spending — that's the whole point! Seriously.”

How much for ACORN, Mr. President, a group under investigation for election fraud? How much for the digital television converter box coupon program? How much to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees? How much for "smoking cessation activities"? How much for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film? How much for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters? Tell us, Mr. President. Stimulus? Seriously?

Speaking of stimulus and spending...
Remember the Congress blasting corporate executives who came to Washington on corporate jets asking for money? And the complaints about how some companies are spending their bailout money?

Well, I think they were right to complain, but...

...this weekend Democrat House members are meeting at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, VA. Quess who's paying?

"Democrats spend taxpayer money on their retreat but do not permit lobbyists to accompany them. The public pays for a charter train from Washington to Williamsburg for many of the 200 members who attend, as well as conference rooms, security and catering."

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