Posts Tagged ‘pork’

Too Late Now.

February 14, 2009

Well, the pork pack passed the senate last night.

Obama will sign the bill in two days.

It is important to point a few things out:

Not one bit of it will permanently help the economy. Parts will not take effect for years. Most of it directs federal money to construction, which of course dumps money into the construction industry, creating  jobs. But these jobs are only temporary. And afterward, we have a bankrupt nation and a bunch of beautiful empty buildings.

When we divide the 789,000,000,000 dollar pork pack between the 15,000,000+ doctors, lawyers, and businessmen that compose the top 5% income group in our country,we notice something: This pork alone costs 1 out of 20 people $52,600 dollars. And this is only the first step. We need to remember that this $52,600 is coming from people that make as little as $250,000 a year. Many of these people are already having trouble paying their mortgage and keeping their business alive.

So, comrades, even though this isn’t directly hurting you and you can now enjoy an extra $8-13 a week, remember: more jobs are going to be cut. Inflation will skyrocket.

But don’t worry. Change is coming.

Delay is preferable to error.

February 6, 2009

Do we still believe in wisdom?

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Delay is preferable to error.”

A growing number of economists don’t believe that Obama’s great stimulus plan will not help the economy. In fact, it will probably only add to the current inflation.

Throwing money at a wall doesn’t move it.

Wise up, congressmen. Vote this bill down. Rid it of pork and cut the total expenses down to below $100 billion.

We can’t sit around and buy into things like this, for Jefferson also said, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”