Jan 29 2009

Stimulus Package Losing Support

Published by at 1:11 pm under All General Discussions

It seems the House passed bill on ‘stimulus’ is not going to survive the Senate. First off, no Republicans (rightfully) voted for it and 11 Democrats joined them. Now Rassmussen is showing that support and opposition for the bill is now equalized:

Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, … The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it …

3% points is statistically a tie. The fact is Obama and the Dems have promised to fix the economy, but this bill doesn’t do anything for months and years from now. Smart politicians know America has no patience or understanding about how government works and how long things take to get done. So when the economy stubbornly remains bleak it will be the Dems and their false-hope promises who will be on the hook for the failure of DC.

I look forward to the GOP pushing hard on this bill, to the point it could just die. Which is the best path forward, unless Democrats plan to unshackle private industry and individuals with tax cuts and deregulation. Since that is not going to happen, it is best DC do no more harm.

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4 Responses to “Stimulus Package Losing Support”

  1. Terrye says:

    I read that the economy grew at about 1.6% in 2008, will contract to 1.9% in 2009 and will grow at about 1.5% in 2010…whatever the government has or has not done.

    I wish I could find the link for this. I noticed when I read this that the government still had the economy growing in 2008.

    I think the bill Obama wants is way too much. I could see some tax cuts or maybe building some nuclear power plants or something, but this is just ridiculous.

  2. bill says:

    And when it fixes nothing, the trouble will begin.

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  4. momdear1 says:

    Are these clowns out of their minds? They are doling out borrowed cash to crooks like ACORN and porn produces like the National Endowment for the arts and more than likely more handouts to Louis Farakan’s Nation of Islam’s New Black Panther Army, who received regular handouts thru Hud when Clinton was in office, and then they announce they are cutting back on the postal service, something most of us depend on. And this at a time when credit card companies have reduced the payment time to 2 weeks after you receive a bill or they sock it to you for a $39 late payment fee. They are really looking out for us. It’s obvious they could care less about what happens to us. This is just a scheme to loot the treasury to pay off and support their anti American, pro jihadist supporters and friends. A pox on the lot of them.