Friday, February 6, 2009

Is That A Threat Harry?

"As I have explained to people in that group, they cannot hold the President of the United States hostage. If they think they're going to rewrite this bill and Barack Obama is going to walk away from what he is trying to do for the American people, they've got another thought coming." Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev

No, Harry, you have another thought coming if you think the American people are going to stand still why you and your cohorts, Pelosi, et al, cram this “pork chop” down our throats. You, Pelosi, and the President may think you can get away with stuffing this “sausage” with political paybacks to the Unions, Planned Parenthood, the eco-nuts, the ACORN(S) just to name a few, but the American people are looking at the spending—$1 trillion bailout from just a few weeks ago, the $151 billion stimulus checks from a few months before that, and the $45 billion bailout of auto makers that came in between, and especially the regular federal spending for the year of a whopping $3 trillion. Then you have the audacity to throw another TRILLON dollars worth of paybacks, payoffs, and other waste that should go through normal Congressional channels and try to fool the people into thinking it is supposed to stimulate the economy? The people are not stupid, Harry; at least 57% of them are not. Harry, that’s the number of people who are now against this god-awful splurge that you and the rest of the so-called PAYGO Democrats are for. By the way, Harry, what happened to PAYGO that “the ONE” promised the taxpayers? I suppose it was just more “mis-speak,” or perhaps “just words,” as the “anointed ONE” threw around so much during the Primaries when speaking of others’ statements and ideas.

Unfortunately, for the people selling this snake oil, that’s you Harry and your pal Pelosi, someone noticed at some point that the “new” stimulus was really just a collection of stale old pork barrel pet projects relabeled as a carefully considered plan and their opposition began to grow and grow that it is nothing but a historic waste of money, and guess what, Harry, it ain’t gonna fly!

The longer the Senate Republicans can keep this waste in the forefront, the smaller your sausage will become and the better off the American people are going to be. Harry, pay attention to the historians who have proven that the old New Deal didn’t work and the “new” New Deal is even worse. However, Harry, I am glad to see you squirming and yelling and crying so soon into the new administration. Just when you thought you and your pal, Pelosi, could pull off the biggest scam in history, it’s falling apart before your very eyes. No, Harry, no Kleenex from me, use your sleeve or better yet, Pelosi’s.

7 comments:

Brenda Bowers said...

Yes I think they are getting desperate too. Congress didn't listen to the millions of emails, phone calls that came in over the Bail Out and it became a disaster. Now I think they are listening but can not agree on what to do because they simply don't know what to do. Fools! Do nothing! BB

Ticker said...

BB, Absolutely!

Jeff Dreibus said...

Ticker,

Loaded with pork or loaded with "economic stimulus", it makes little difference to me either way.

Whatever happened to "Let the market run its course!"? Repubs and Dems alike have allowed We, the People, to be raked over the coals for years by the oil industry, the health care industry, the credit industry, the insurance industry -- and let's not forget our friends in the "green industry" and the Chinese, too!

All the while, they pushed the hoary old chestnut about "markets running their course", "deciding the price", etc. Now, after years of mismanagement and neglect, the market has "decided" that people can't afford overpriced homes, cars, loans, oil and health care -- and ALL OF A SUDDEN "something must be done quickly -- even if it’s wrong!"

But why can't THIS much-needed market correction simply be allowed to run its course? Why, because the "wrong people" are getting hurt this time! The consumers could go hang when it was only they who were taking it on the chin, but we MUST save the banking industry, the auto industry, the real estate industry et al because -- well, because they write the checks to the candidates!

The whole thing makes me absolutely sick . . .

Jeff Dreibus

Ticker said...

"but we MUST save the banking industry, the auto industry, the real estate industry et al because -- well, because they write the checks to the candidates!"

You nailed it and I will be publishing a post sometime over the weekend on "Making a Comeback" so stay tuned. I'll be sending the notice out as soon as it is posted.

Mustang said...

Labor expert Linda Chavez remarked last night that hiring people to work for government would not turn the economy around; we generate wealth in the private sector, not through public largess. The more Obama talks about his "stimulus package," the more convinced I am that we are moving exorably toward national socialism. No one should be surprised ... he's been promising this from day number one.

I agree with the axiom that Americans deserve the government they elect. Now amazingly, as Obama bemoans a steady increase in unemployment since November . . . I wonder why. Could it be that the private sector has no confidence in the Obama plan for America? If there is a disaffected private sector, what is the realistic outlook for the immediate future?

Meanwhile, Obama dropped charges against the bombers of the USS Cole. I wonder, given that we are in the period of post-election payback, if in addition to including ACORN in the stimulus package, Obama also seeks to pay off his debt to foreign Muslim campaign donors.

Hey, just wondering . . .

Ticker said...

Mustang, the answers are coming.
I am sure that some of the readers have great ideas on the subject and I for one am anxious to hear them.

Come on some of you readers who haven't commented yet, cut loose and let's hear from you. Three comments out of 46 readers today? Surely you can do better.

Larry said...

It's time we let those bankers, those real estate people, those car manufacturers and those dealers who stole from us and repeatedly raped us with their greed, lay in the bed they made for themselves...

What does a bailout mean to them ? Go STEAL MORE NEXT TIME !!!

Our property value on our 2 years ago I felt was 3 times what it was worth, exageratted by greedy scumbag realtors...

Today its market value is right about where it needs to be...

As for the auto industry, I told you that stoy of the Shlby GT500... $34K and it's yours !!! Last year that was a $50-60K vehicle...

Funny how things come around... and ironic how a f-ed up goverment wants to reward these bastards pulling all the bullchit...