“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
That quote is attributed to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Is the fast rush economic stimulus bill really just a crisis built to remake America?
The Emanuel quote was used by Republican Senator Thad Cochrane on Monday, and he said Emanuel could have been joking.
But Cochran’s point was this: the Congress didn’t do its job last year, with many government spending bills held to funding levels from the year before by a “Continuing Resolution.”
Cochran indicated that in much of the simulus he sees an attempt to remake government agencies and with terrific boosts to their budgets.
Obama is trying to “Remake America” using the stimulus as the crisis-excure.
Good work Rahm.
Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior to the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington, January 20, 2009.(Jim Young – UNITED STATES/Reuters)
Laura Ingrahamm, the much hated conservative author and talking head said, “This stimulus is an attempt to create the Barack-Utopia.”
Cochran and other Republicans are now working to clean out what they see as non-stimulus money, pork and waste from the bill and provide a package that meets President Obama’s three goals that the stimulus should be timely, temporary, and targeted.
President Obama will start a media blitz later Tuesday to sell the plan to the American public, conducting interviews with all five major US television news outlets — ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News.
Ingraham called the news of the Obama media assault a “charm offensive for the Barack Utopia.”
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader has said, “Almost everybody agrees we need to do something. Let’s do it timely, temporary, and targeted. Go right at the problem and do it on an overwhelming bipartisan basis. I think it can still be done.”