Oct 13 2010
This why you don’t elect a phenom to run a country. You need to elect someone who has run a business, an administration – something! I wrote this back on February 21, 2009, after the so-called stimulus bill passed with all its over inflated promises:
Update: Allahpundit makes a great point: did Obama need to blow $900 billion of our hard earned money to figure this out? - end update
And it gets worse, if that were even possible: there will be NO new jobs from the spendulous bill for at least a year. Since the bill is a spending bill and not a stimulus bill it will take the cumbersome federal government months (if not years) to just start the new projects. The proposal process alone will take 6-9 months, and then you have to plan, review plans, get the proper paperwork filled out, review designs, etc.
All this time between now and 2010 there will be no fix to the job market – which will simmer the American people like applying a torch to a can of gas. Instead of jobs the bill does provide 5-10 stories a day for the next year on idiotic ideas on how to waste our money. As people scrape to survive they will be reminded of the daily list of wasteful projects from around the country. Each project in itself enough to take a well deserved family from desperation to riches in one fell swoop. The bill is massive, it has endless wasteful spending to mine and to remind those people without relief what foolishness is being funded.
Seems pretty prescient to be able to call it so accurately 18 months out – but it was obvious the liberals were pulling the wool over a pliant media and a naive electorate. It is also obvious how slow the government wheels grind into action.
The electorate is no longer naive. Apparently even our young, inexperienced President has finally figured it out:
In the magazine article, Mr. Obama reflects on his presidency, admitting that he let himself look too much like “the same old tax-and-spend Democrat,” realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” and perhaps should have “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” in the stimulus.
It’s a bit late to finally realize liberal fantasies are actually really bad and conservative fiscal policies are rock solid. Is there any better reason to fire the dems and hire the GOP than this admissions?