Well, it seems like a little common sense is prevailing on the hill today (here). Apparently, there are a few smart people who realize that the actual point of a stimulus bill, besides mortgaging our children’s futures, should be to actually stimulate something. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not for dolling out money on a massive scale like this, but I do know that our elected officials are most times (sometimes they sleep, though this doesn’t stop them all) like Imelda Marcos in a shoe store and they just have to spend some money. So, if we’re going to spend an amount of money that is really unfathomable to anyone other than Bill Gates, why don’t we actually put it to some sort of constructive use?
When only 12 cents out of every dollar is actually planned for something that may turn out to be useful, there is something wrong. What business, other than the government, could stay in business by wasting 88 cents out of every dollar? So, the story is that they are going to try and “fix” the stimulus package. Well, to be honest, and a little cynical, I think that the fix that will be created will be something that only wastes somewhere in the neighborhood of 85 cents out of every dollar, thus saving us 3 cents of debt to China out of every dollar! Won’t our grandchildren be pleased with our fiscal management!
You know, I’ve been called a conspiracy nut before (and I’m not sure that I’m not one), but I think this whole economic crisis was created by the liberals and Democrats so that they could turn our nation into a socialist haven. I think that the liberal media created panic and mayhem by constantly and incessantly harping on the negative during the year leading up to the election. Do I believe that there are some really bad things that have happened to the economy, ceteris paribus? Yes, but they don’t compare with the panic caused by the media.
The media created a general sense of panic to usher Americans into the welcoming arms of Democrats, and America bought the whole thing hook-line-and-sinker. The media told us that our economy was doomed and only O’ and his socialist agenda could undue the harm that was created by GW and his zany free-market capitalism (the same capitalism that caused America to become the greatest nation the world has ever seen). So now, because the liberal media controls America’s access to information, we are but pawns being used to carry out an agenda. What is the agenda? “Stimulus.”
In the name of “stimulus” we are going to socialize our nation. Before we know what is happening, a lot of laws are going to be passed and a lot of money is going to be spent to create a socialist infrastructure in our country, the likes of which we have never seen. And, by the time some of us realize what has happened, it may be too late to do anything about it.