I don't friggen get it! They've always been an embarrassment. Anyway he says: So in an election year where they could distinguish themselves, they have humiliated themselves. Actually trying to out-spend Democrats on stimulus they know will be brief, and have no problem being brief. They didn't out do themselves as usual they cut the poor short and gave to businesses. he said: Think about that.All those who have signed onto this $150 billion stimulus package know that it's a one-shot deal, a government-sponsored quick pick-me-up. They know the history on these things. no kidding I say no kidding! Remember who the Decider is!
lastly he said: The economy benefits will last about as long as my sugar craving And the government that Republicans say they wanted to get out of people's lives ends up ruling people's lives. Republicans lost Congress and have lost their way.Today they lost the presidency losing something else: Their soul. I have to agree that the benefits to the economy will be minimal at best, another wingnut dead wrong again
* Knowing that $600.00 will buy less than a months heat for our houses in the Northeast I would say this so called bail out will help the Businesses and Bush who will once again have the facade of concern for average Americans and doing the right thing, wrong! In the long run it will be worthless for our economy but with the $150 to $250 Bullion being borrowed from China it will benefit them ten fold. Not only do we have to borrow the money from them but most they make most of the products we buy so they will beginning to end be the prime benefactors thanks to Bush's wars and mismanagement!
* From the House the Bill goes to the Senate where I have heard the right thing voiced but Bush is happy with the package so you can bet he will push this through and if Deocrats look to help Average Americans or otherwise impede the little slime he will put a puclic outcry out to the people there by holding them Hostage to his demands once again. The Senate just caved in again as A White House plan to broaden the National Security Agency’s wiretapping powers won a key procedural victory in the Senate on Thursday, as backers defeated a more restrictive plan by Senate Democrats that would have imposed more court oversight on government spying. The vote moves the Bush administration a step closer toward the twin goals it has pursued for months: strengthening the N.S.A.’s ability to eavesdrop without court approval, while securing legal immunity for the phone companies that have helped the agency in its wiretapping operations. Complicit Senate gives in to Bush's wiretapping demands
* They will cave in to his demands on this so called incentive plan to help middle class American's and strengthen our economy. Meanwhile as I keep trying to highlight, what would really strengthen America and our crumbling infrastructure will again be ignored until another crisis occurs. We know from recent past experience that the people will be placated and nothing will be done. Remember the Bridge disaster in Minneapolis. Nothing has come from Bush's promises as expected and the State is still working on what to do it themselves. Knowing that Maintenance on highways, bridges, dams, and water treatment systems is a convenient place to cut corners when politicians need to appear tough on spending, since the results of routine upkeep are not flashy. But perpetual underfunding and deferred maintenance accelerates structural decay and contributes to disasters, as in the cases of the New Orleans levees or Minneapolis bridge. It’s time to make planes, trains, and automobiles safe again and restore the jewels of American ingenuity and engineering.
Our bridges are crumbling. 590,750:Number of bridges in the United States. 160,570: Number of bridges in the United States rated structurally deficient or functionally obsolete* as of 2003. It’s not just bridges. The 50-year-old interstate highway system is decaying and in need of modernization, too. Funding levels aren’t even adequate for basic maintenance. And it’s not just bridges and roads. Infrastructure of all types faces neglect and funding shortfalls. Tunnels, Dams, everything is failing and Bush wants to ignore it while giving the wealthy back more taxes? If he cared about Average American's and our America not his, he would do just what I suggest. How can he be this openly ignorant?
** With yesterdays rate cut of of 3/4 of a point that was called unprecedented and significant along with proposed tax incentives and indications from the Fed that there is more help coming if needed I have to say that there will have to be more help to come because this will get a lot worse. With that said there is any easy answer to this that will of course be ignored but would kill at least 2 or 3 birds with one stone. *There is an easy long term 2 part fix to this if helping average American's and our America was Bush's goal.
1. It seems to me that like everything else Bush does his plan is counterproductive. As usual he wants to help those that do not need it and ignore those that do in his creation of a new societal order! This will be a big fight and Bush will cry again until he gets his way. I say give a rebate to the 44 million households who would put it right back into the economy and under Bush's plan would get nothing. I do hear a move in this direction but we will see. Anyway The wealthy will just save it as they do not need it to survive which is purposely getting harder for average Americans under Bush.
2. Put average Americans back to work in meaningful constructive jobs that would rebuild our America and her failing infrastructure. The Interstate Highway System turned 50 last year, but the government neglected to give the system a much-needed birthday present. The government at all levels consistently underfunds infrastructure projects, from dams, bridges, and highways to aviation, railroads, and water systems. The tragic collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis was a wake up call to pay attention to our decaying infrastructure. But really, this bridge is the third wake up call for the United States to reevaluate how we treat critical infrastructure. The first was 9/11, which showed us that infrastructure is vulnerable to terrorism. Hurricane Katrina was a second wake up call, which showed us that infrastructure is vulnerable to natural disasters. This time, we know that infrastructure is vulnerable to use, age, and neglect. along with growing corruption as proven by Boston's Big Dig Boondoggle and we see examples of daily.