January 28, 2009


The Multi-Generational Financial Rape Act—a 1.1-trillion dollar pork-laden monstrosity of self-serving governmental bloat—will come up for a vote tomorrow, and at least the Republican leadership and some Blue Dog Democrats have the good sense to recognize that this Obama/Pelosi wish list is going to crush the economy, not help it.

Michelle Malkin notes that the "stimulus" being pitched is going to cost each American family ten thousand dollars.

$10,000. Do you have that to hand over? Do you mind if Obama and Pelosi steal that money from your kids?

Call your Congressional offices and order them to kill this nightmare. They work for you.

And it's past time you reminded them of that.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 28, 2009 12:37 AM

I've been hearing for 8 long years that Clinton took the country from recession to a balanced budget. So let's repeat history. The best that could be done with this stimulus is to repeat the fate of the Clinton 1993 stimulus (it never passed).

Posted by: Neo at January 28, 2009 11:17 AM

Politicians work for you?
Have you been living on the moon for the last 3000 years?

Politicians do assume, and always have assumed, that they are the masters and everyone else their slaves.
And for all of history they have been correct (the infrequent slave revolts just put another set of masters in charge).

This thing will sail through congress without any real opposition.
In fact most likely it will start to get bigger if anything as more senators and congressmen add pork to shore up their own regions and especially lobbyists paying them handsomely (what's a few millions in "contributions" if you get a few hundred million in pork in return).

And without any chance of a presidential veto for even the worst excesses, there's no stopping them.

Posted by: J.T. Wenting at January 28, 2009 11:41 AM

I knew Bush should have focused on getting the line item veto passed. It's one of the better defenses against pork-loving legislators. But no ... he was busy defending the citizens against another terrorist attack on American soil. And look at the thanks he got for that!

Oh well ... the line item veto would never be used by Obama anyway. He wants to spend more, a lot more, rather than less.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at January 28, 2009 04:39 PM

My Congressman is Etheridge. I'm badly outnumbered here. I'll give him my 2 cents worth, but that's about all that will happen I'm afraid.

Posted by: Larry at January 28, 2009 04:58 PM

Maybe this is that tingling Chris Matthews noticed? FYI, the Line Item Veto Act was passed in 1996 and Clinton V. New York resulted in the SCOTUS declaring the act unconstitutional because Congress cannot give the President power to unilaterally change parts of statutes passed by Congress. He can veto the whole but not the parts. It will take a constitutional amendment to give the Executive that power and with the Democrats controlling both chambers doubtful.

Posted by: Pat Patterson at January 28, 2009 10:47 PM

I knew Bush should have focused on getting the line item veto passed.

BTDT. Clinton had it for about 9 months before it was declared unconstitutional. Now it will take a constitutional amendment to get one.

Posted by: PA at January 31, 2009 04:14 AM