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Stimulus: Fast Action Kills Discussion for Biggest Spending Bill Ever

January 28, 2009

“I’ve been around long enough to know whenever someone tells me I have to make a decision right now, my response is no,” Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) said. “That clears it up right away and I think more and more the Bush administration and now this administration knows that they’re not going to get a quick reaction out of Congress unless they create crisis and widespread panic. And that’s going to be their M.O. to get Congress to act.”

By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute

Another senator, James Inhofe, R-Okla., explained the Bush administration used a similar tactic, under the direction of former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, to get the $700-billion TARP bailout bill passed by Congress back on Oct. 4, 2008.

 

DeMint said some Republicans now regret they voted for the TARP package, even though there is no way to gauge what might have happened had it not been passed.

 

“I think there’s a lot of buyer’s remorse among Republicans who voted for the bailouts of all kinds last year,” DeMint said. “And, it’s hard to prove that, some of them are saying, ‘It didn’t work out so well, but it’d been a lot worse if we hadn’t.’ It’s hard, it’s hard to argue that unless you know anything about how business works.”

The the entire article and see the video:
http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/
20090127165919.aspx

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Readership Down in Post-Election “Malaise,” Partisans Quieter Than Normal

December 9, 2008

The inferno of internet discussion, disagreement and fact finding during almost two years of political campaigning is over.

Webmasters have noticed.  Readership is down.  And even the well known most vocal readers are, well, sleepy.

Maybe this is just an early winter malaise.

Most major newspapers are in such financial trouble that Chapter 11, outright sale and even going out of business is on the table.

Even NBC TV is in trouble.  Maybe its time to rethink the value of being “in the tank” all the time  during a political discussion.

The right is desheartened and beaten following the rather ugly John and Sarah campaign, the rather ugly Bush White House tenure and the really ugly economic downward spin.  The left is well, left victorious and — what can be said?

There is still a group of far-left disenchanteds, who are calling for Obama to take more dramatic action, nominate far-left players to the cabinet, and take charge even more — but they are slowly petering out.  Most of the key Cabinet slots are filled so Bill Ayers and John Kerry will have to return to their regular jobs after the holidays.

John Kerry

So, we are having something of a political ‘time out,” allowing Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank to grab the headlines and the YouTube glory.

Hopefully they will be pushed aside soon by real men of substance.

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Lofty Hopes, Dreams Shattered By Politics, Terrorism, Economy, Other Realities

Obama’s Many “Number One” Priorities