Jan 25 2010
This is why there is a political tsunami rising through out the land against everyone in DC (not just the Democrats, not just the politicians, but the entire political industrial complex):
Too Dumb toÂ Thrive
Absolutely amazingÂ poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted. On second thought, they may be right: it’s been wastedÂ on them. Indeed, the largest single item in the package–$288 billion–is tax relief for 95% of the American public. This money is that magical $60 to $80 per month you’ve been finding in your paycheck since last spring. Not a life changing amount, but helpful in paying the bills.
The next highest amount was $275 billion in grants and loans to states. This is why your child’s teacher wasn’t laid off…and why the fire station has remained open, and why you’re not paying even higher state and local taxes to close the local budget hole.
It is impossible to be a citizen if you don’t make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government. It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you’re a nation of dodos.
Joe Klein is an idiot. There was plenty of wasted government money to pare down before the incompetents went after teachers. But worse than that is the fact WE know the money was wasted by reviewing the stupid reports on Recovery.org. We know in some cases millions were spent to save 1 job and $5k was spent saving a couple hundred jobs. And for knowing this better than some washed up, has been, legend-in-his-own-mind, journalist we are called ‘dumb’.
For knowing 95% of the JOB CREATING money is still unspent we are ‘dumb’. For knowing $60 a month is not a ‘living’ wage by anyone’s measure, we are ‘dumb’.
And for being willing to throw the incompetent bums out we are ‘dumb’? Yeah, and someone who insults the vast majority of voters who inhabit the independent center of the country is the sign of pure genius.
One message for you crazy Joe – you have been FOREVER blacklisted by me and this website. You are too dumb to warrant even a passing glance.
Watch out for the march of the Dodos!