Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Are the Good Times Over? Updated

I was relatively confident my unemployment would be short. update But alas, it doesn't always work like its planned. Still no job but its only been 5 working days. lol end update I mean afterall, I set my sights lower and my expectations cut in half. (To clarify, I should not drink when posting) But when I see this:

"The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation’s home mortgages."

I pretty much have lost all faith. I don't see from reading the whole thing how it generates jobs. How it stimulates the economy. What I see is the USA being sold off in chunks. Not literally as in exchange of goods for money like property. I mean like spending so much that eventually the government will file for bankruptcy.

We are now Socialist

WE DO NOT NEED MORE GOVERNMENT. Big Government is NOT the answer. Leave the economy alone and it will all work out. Use the "Stimulus" bill to fix infrastructure and give people a capped 5% income tax. No more no less, all across the board. Downsize government, reduce government agencies, reduce spending period. If you aren't outraged at this bill you aren't paying attention.

When we have an unbalanced spending such as:
$150 million for emergency food assistance
vs.
$2.8 billion for loans to spur rural broadband
$1.8 billion for Rural Broadband Deployment Grants
$350 million for State Broadband Data and Development Grants
$1.8 billion for Rural Broadband Deployment Grants
$1 billion for Rural Wireless Deployment Grants
$650 million for Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Program
There is something seriously wrong.

As I've stated before on this blog, I don't care about your political affiliation. No matter how you slice this Stimulus Package, its nothing more than Pork on the Grill.

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Ya, man. I hear ya! I wish it was just normal pork, but it's not! :(

BobG said...

This is more than pork; they've got the whole hog turning over the fire.

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Good luck hunting... for jobs that is ;)
Oh and Happy V Day!