The President went on television and wrote in the Washington Post today to scare the bejeezus out of us over the shit sandwich he wants to cram down our collective throat. In the Post, he warned;
And if nothing is done, this recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.
That’s why I feel such a sense of urgency about the recovery plan before Congress. With it, we will create or save more than 3 million jobs over the next two years, provide immediate tax relief to 95 percent of American workers, ignite spending by businesses and consumers alike, and take steps to strengthen our country for years to come.
On the television, he laid out a plan based on Hope – that somehow this year we’ll figure out the energy solution and everyone will immediately make the transition to this new energy source and 3 million jobs will be instantly created because of this as yet undiscovered energy source. In the infantry, we used to say “crap in your left hand and hope in your right hand and see which fills up first”.
CBO estimates that by 2019 the Senate legislation would reduce GDP by 0.1 percent to 0.3 percent on net. [The House bill] would have similar long-run effects, CBO said in a letter to Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, who was tapped by Mr. Obama on Tuesday to be Commerce Secretary.
The House last week passed a bill totaling about $820 billion while the Senate is working on a proposal reaching about $900 billion in spending increases and tax cuts.
I can hear it now; next year when we’re still wallowing in the mire of this “stimulus”, Obama is going to tell us that he can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but that we’re going to need a tax hike in the interim. A tax hike will kill the economy and he’ll want more hikes.
CBO did project the bill would create jobs, though by 2011 the effects would be minuscule.
They might be minuscule, but we’ll hear the revisionist version through the campiagn about many billions of jobs were created by The One Who Brings Us Light. And if you don’t think the crap sandwich will work, the you’re just a partisan, racist buffoon;
We can once again let Washington’s bad habits stand in the way of progress. Or we can pull together and say that in America, our destiny isn’t written for us but by us. We can place good ideas ahead of old ideological battles, and a sense of purpose above the same narrow partisanship.
See that? If you’re more worried about Obama writing a check our collective ass can’t cash than you are about giving The One absolute power over our lives, well, you just suck.
I’m told that the Squishy Four are (no surprises here):
Collins (202) 224-2523
Snowe (202) 224-5344
Voinovich (202) 224-3353
Specter (202) 224-4254
Staunch conservative Sen. Coburn is on the floor right now defiantly rebutting Harry Reid’s hurry-up alarmism. Coburn: “Hurry up is what got us into trouble in the first place.”
Collins is supposed to be still up in the air – but she played that role through the Bush years, too, always caving in to the Left.
Oh, wait, there she goes;
Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said Obama, in a meeting with her on Wednesday, had persuaded her that the ultimate bill should be “in the neighborhood of $800 billion.”
“The president did convince me,” she said, adding that she believed the two sides would reach a compromise on the Senate stimulus package on Thursday.
I guess Collins was just “turning crisis into opportunity” like The One commanded unto her.