The largest one-year increase in government handouts in American history.
A “welfare spendathon.”
The process? Shameful.
Representative Says Stimulus “Stinks,” Details “Intentionally Hidden from Lawmakers, American Voters”
A return to rewarding no work with other workers’ hard earned pay. In massive amounts.
And pork. Pork some say Americans don’t care about. But I care about my money going to waste. I hate pork vendors. Which means most Democrats.
Schumer Says Americans Don’t Care About Pork Spending
And I care about my money going to China. And oil rich emirates where no men work….
Stimulus: China Will Fund U.S. Debt But “We Hate You Guys”
It’s the stimulus. The Obama stimulus. The Democrats’ stimulus.
Oh, and three doomed Republican senators. Snowe, Collins and Specter. They joined the welfare Democrats, the Schumer poksters, the “we don’t care,” the idle, the “we don’t pay taxes.” Those that gloat.
Pardon me if I’m angry. I’ve always paid my taxes. Probably overpaid.
Tim Geithner? No. Dashcle? No. Obama? Uncertain.
But we sure raided the Traesury big time this time. Didn’t we?
“If this is going to be bipartisanship, the country’s screwed,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, told ABC’s “This Week.” “I know bipartisanship when I see it.”
The president says Air Force One is a “spiffy ride.”
It’s my aircraft and my fuel, pal. I paid and can prove it.
U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One in Washington enroute to Chicago to spend the President’s Day holiday weekend with his family at their home there February 13, 2009.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
We’ll, he’s living on my money. We both have to get used to it. We don’t have to like it…..
Now I am the schmuck.
How do you feel?
The new administration’s economic stimulus plan may undo reforms that cut the dole queues, critics say
RONALD REAGAN started it, Bill Clinton finished it and last week Barack Obama was accused of engineering its destruction. One of the few undisputed triumphs of American government of the past 20 years – the sweeping welfare reform programme that sent millions of dole claimants back to work – has been plunged into jeopardy by billions of dollars in state handouts included in the president’s controversial economic stimulus package.
As Obama celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday with a return to his Chicago home for a private weekend with family and friends, his success in piloting a $785 billion (£546 billion) stimulus package through Congress was being overshadowed by warnings that an unprecedented increase in welfare spending would undermine two decades of bipartisan attempts to reduce dependency on government handouts.
Robert Rector, a prominent welfare researcher who was one of the architects of Clinton’s 1996 reform bill, warned last week that Obama’s stimulus plan was a “welfare spendathon” that would amount to the largest one-year increase in government handouts in American history.
Douglas Besharov, author of a big study on welfare reform, said the stimulus bill passed by Congress and the Senate in separate votes on Friday would “unravel” most of the 1996 reforms that led to a 65% reduction in welfare caseloads and prompted the British and several other governments to consider similar measures.
GOP Lawmakers Feel “Screwed”
Missing from Congress’ stimulus negotiations: transparency
Stimulus Proves Obama (And The NYT) Have No Idea What “Bipartisanship” Means; Or Could Care Less
Obama Team: Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing
McCain as Worthless Old Man: