(photo from Rushlimbaugh.com)
Moveon.org (the radical left wing group) is pushing hard for the phony pork stimulus bill to be passed. If you haven't heard seen the new ad from moveon.org here it is...
DCCC also has a petition to support Obama's Massive Government Spending plan which will do nothing to stimulate the economy (see earlier post here)
Why do these far lefties want so much for this Government Spending plan to pass?
Mark Levin & Rush Limbaugh talk about the ads which are designed to attack El Rushbo and put pressure on Senate Republicans to cave into the phony Obamist "stimulus" plan.
(From the Mark Levin Show, 29 January 2008)
Listen to Rush's new radio ad: Ad Runs in 50 States on 600 Stations
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How will printing all this new "Green" effect us? Learn more about the Inconvenient Debt from this video clip. Thomas Jefferson said doing this to our children is immoral. This is real trouble - real soon, unfortunately.
(from Glenn Beck, Jan 29, 2009)
"Two nights after the CBS Evening News commiserated with President Obama over his unrewarded efforts to win Republican House votes for the "stimulus" plan as Chip Reid chafed over how "Republicans relentlessly attacked the bill despite the President's extraordinary efforts to get bipartisan support," Friday's newscast provided the first broadcast network rundown of the ineffective spending provisions to which GOP Congressmen objected. Fill-in anchor Harry Smith noted: "The Republicans' biggest complaint about the stimulus bill is it just gives Democrats an excuse to make government bigger. Wyatt Andrews says the examples are not hard to find."from: MRC
Reporter Wyatt Andrews began: "If you are one of those taxpayers who does not want to spend $25 million to repair ATV trails, or $150 million for agricultural losses like damaged beehives, then you'll understand why no Republican supported the stimulus in the House and why most Republicans are trashing it in the Senate." Andrews related how "Congressman Eric Cantor says around one-fourth of the stimulus spending will never go away," such as "$15 billion for Pell grants." Andrews pointed out "anything that Congress couldn't afford before -- $50 million to support the arts, or $70 million to help people stop smoking -- has found its way into the stimulus now."
Meanwhile on Friday night, NBC continued to pass along Obama talking points as Brian Williams teased, "The President's message today was to the American middle class: Help is on the way."
"He (Obama) inherited a $3 trillion budget with a deficit of around $704 to $700 billion. This stimulus package is going to add another trillion on top of what Obama inherited. There was no trillion-dollar deficit inherited, unless you want to count up some of the TARP money and all that. I guess it's theoretically possible. But that's no excuse for what Obama is doing. If anything, that ought to cause some belt tightening. Obama ought to be looking at it and saying, "Okay, I'm inheriting a trillion-dollar deficit. We don't have any money to spend." He's doing just the opposite. "We need to spend even more!" This is not good." - radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh
"For the amount spent, we could have given every unemployed person in the United States roughly $75,000. We could give every person who had lost a job and is now passing through long-term unemployment of six months or longer roughly $300,000. There has been pork-barrel politics since there has been politics, but the scale of this pork is beyond what had ever been imagined before -- and no one can be sure it will actually do much stimulation. ... This is more than pork-barrel -- this is a coup for the constituencies of the party in power and against the idea of a responsible government itself. A bleak day. Unfortunately, it is only the latest in a long series of such days stretching across decades of rule by both parties, to the point where truly responsible government is only a distant echo of our forgotten ancestors." --writer, actor, economist and lawyer Ben Stein
"GOP proposals make a lot more sense [than the Democrats'] because they are not calling for a mountain of spending to further enlarge government. They want deeper income tax cuts to immediately strengthen family budgets and businesses that produce most jobs. ... This is the message Republicans are selling: Cut taxes to unleash the power of free enterprise and American productivity to create jobs, and cut federal spending to slow the growth of government, which has weakened the economy. All this is good as far as it goes, but supply-side conservatives over at the House Republican Study Committee, now chaired by hard-charging Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, think their plan can do even better. Mr. Price's hardy band of tax-cutters want a permanent 5 percent across-the-board income tax cut. ... They are calling for the repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax on Individuals (AMT), and making all withdrawals from individual retirement accounts tax-and-penalty-free in 2009 to allow hard-pressed taxpayers during the recession free access to their savings. Plus ... cut the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent... This is the kind of tax cut-driven, capital-growth economic recovery plan that is needed to get this $14 trillion economy back on track and lift the global economy along with it. It's time the network news shows gave the GOP's tax cuts the attention they and the American people deserve. Barack Obama and his economic advisers might even learn a thing or two about economics if they did." --columnist Donald Lambro
"Congress is currently haggling over how to spend $900 billion generated by American taxpayers in the private sector. (It's important to remember that it's the people's money, not Washington's.) In a Jan. 23 meeting between President Obama and Republican leaders, Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.) proposed a moderate tax cut plan. President Obama responded, 'I won. I'm going to trump you on that.' Yes, elections have consequences. But where's the bipartisanship, Mr. Obama? This does not have to be a divisive issue. My proposal is a genuine compromise. ... Let's say the vote was 54% to 46% [for Obama]. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009: 54% of the $900 billion -- $486 billion -- will be spent on infrastructure and pork as defined by Mr. Obama and the Democrats; 46% -- $414 billion -- will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me. Then we compare. We see which stimulus actually works. This is bipartisanship! It would satisfy the American people's wishes, as polls currently note; and it would also serve as a measurable test as to which approach best stimulates job growth. I say, cut the U.S. corporate tax rate -- at 35%, among the highest of all industrialized nations -- in half. Suspend the capital gains tax for a year to incentivize new investment, after which it would be reimposed at 10%. Then get out of the way! Once Wall Street starts ticking up 500 points a day, the rest of the private sector will follow. There's no reason to tell the American people their future is bleak. There's no reason, as the administration is doing, to depress their hopes. There's no reason to insist that recovery can't happen quickly, because it can." --radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh