Utter Stupidity – House of Representatives Passes Stimulus Bill
Is it too much to ask that our Congress members have some idea of how an economy works and some recollection of accurate historical reference? The answer is, YES, that is too much to ask. Today, the House of Representatives passed the stimulus package also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan (or as I like to refer to it, liberal spending bullshit and socialism plan) by a vote of 244-188.
According to MyWay.com, Nancy Pelosi had this to say:
A mere eight days after Inauguration Day, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the events heralded a new era. “The ship of state is difficult to turn,” said the California Democrat. “But that is what we must do. That is what President Obama called us to do in his inaugural address.”
Nancy, the ship of state is not hard to turn when you hold a measurable majority in Congress and you put in rules to thwart the voices of the minority party. In the long run Nancy your behemoth of a ship will sink straight to the bottom of the Potomac and the nation will hold you and all of your Democratic colleagues responsible.
In the same article, Pelosi’s colleague, David Obey had this to say:
“Another week that we delay is another 100,000 or more people unemployed. I don’t think we want that on our consciences,” said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the leading architects of the legislation.
OK Representative Obey, when the private sector shows job losses exceeding 100,000 next week and next month will you be conceding that this is the result of your utterly ridiculous legislation? I doubt it, but you like Pelosi and Obama will go down with the sinking ship.
On the rational side of the house, John Boehner had this to say:
The party’s leader, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, said the measure “won’t create many jobs, but it will create plenty of programs and projects through slow-moving government spending.” A GOP alternative, comprised almost entirely of tax cuts, was defeated, 266-170.
So just remember that America, you could have had a thoughtful tax cut incentives stimulus package for this economy, but instead you got a pork filled, lard infested, piece of donkey dung that will spiral this nation further downward.
Aren’t you stupid suckers glad you voted for hope and change. Now grow up, learn something about politics, vet your candidates before you vote for their dumb asses and Think America Think! All we have now is the Republicans and a few smart Democrats in the Senate to save us.
For those interested in some particulars of the vote see the following:
There was not a single Republican in the House of Representatives voting yes on the stimulus bill. There was one Republican Representative, Ginny Brown-Waite who did not vote.
The following are Democrats in the House who should be commended for voting no on the stimulus bill:
Voting specifics obtained from The Washington Post.