We are hosting a "We Surround Them" party for the Herndon, VA area.
Our government is totally out of control. Because of its insistence that some (connected) companies are just too big to fail, the government is now literally and undeniably throwing money at the problem. The latest and perhaps most blatant example of this is AIG - yes, once again!
Struggling insurer American International Group Inc. will receive up to $30 billion in additional federal assistance in the fourth government rescue of the company
I offer an additional sample letter for you to send to your Senators. Even if you do not agree with the text, I request that you contact your Senator with your own message. This is now the biggest spending bill in the history of the world - it deserves your attention (and your children's attention since they will pay the price as well - one way or another)
They've done it again! They've added more pork to the so-called stimulus bill - this time it was the Republicans (although with plenty of help from the Democrats). So in the last few days, the Senate has:
Obama admitted a mistake in the Daschle nomination.
"I consider this a mistake on my part, one that I intend to fix and correct and make sure that we're not screwing up again," Obama said.
Unfortunately, he appears to believe that his mistake was in how he handled the situation, rather than understanding that the mistake was nominating a tax-cheat - as demonstrated by failing to ask Daschle to step aside.
Is there anyone on the Obama team that does not have ethical or conflict of interest questions surrounding them? A short list includes:
Okay, this is the sort of statistic that should be given further study
By a 44 percent to 35 percent margin Americans disapprove of the Senate confirming Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary, including 29 percent of Democrats who say they disapprove as well as 46 percent of independents and 66 percent of Republicans.
Another prime example of doublespeak:
No longer call the $819 billion spending bill in the Congress the “economic stimulus” package.
Henceforth, it shall be known as the “economic recovery” bill.
That’s the command from the White House to all federal agencies.
The Federal Highway Administration notified state transportation departments of the change in terminology this week.
... But Doug Hecox, a spokesman for the highway administration, said there is a practical reason for the change.
This is the type of article that really scares me. In light of what is already estimated to be a $1.2 trillion deficit, before another $825 billion "stimulus," the mainstream media suggests:
Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that the package before Congress goes beyond the need for immediate stimulus to "lay the groundwork for long-term investments and long-term economic growth."
Yes, the air has been full of talk of bipartisanship. Describing how Obama has spent so much time reaching across the aisle to appease the Republicans. They even modified the "stimulus" bill to remove funding for contraceptives (exactly what were they trying to stimulate with that provision anyway!) This has resulted in Obama's first major legislative victory, but without any Republican support.