Firstly, let me just say that it is NOT the government's job to just hand out money. Where in the constitution does it say that the federal government can hand out billions of dollars to companies and corporations? If the government stayed out of the economy to begin with, we wouldn't even be having this problem. It was under the Clinton Administration, by the way, that the government said that banks HAD to give mortgages to people who couldn't get them. That's where Fannie Mae an Freddie Mac came from. What do you think is going to happen when you give a loan to someone who can't pay it back?
$887 billion dollars could be the cost of a new "stimulus" plan. The Republicans' plan could create millions more jobs than the Democrats' at about half the cost. But the Republicans' plan won't pass because unfortunately, there's too many Democrats in the House and Senate.
There are so many aspects of the new "stimulus" plan that have absolutely nothing to do with creating jobs. For example, as much as $25 million in new trails or all terrain vehicles, $335 million for preventing STDs, and even money for polishing federal monuments. Sure, these are nice, but do they create jobs? Are those investments going to help our economy in the long run? Absolutely not. And why does the government think it can just hand out all this cash? Ever hear of the Weimar Republic? I suggest you look it up. Hopefully we won't end up going that way. If the package will not stimulate the economy quickly and effectively, it should be thrown out.
Global warming is such a joke. Al Gore's complaining that we can't let this economic recession distract us from trying to save ourselves from doom. Too bad 23 deaths have been caused recently by the COLD weather. And what did we have today in the northeast? Snow and ice. Some places recorded the coldest temperatures in DECADES and the crazy libs are still screaming global warming. Give me a break.
Our new Vice President Biden mocked Supreme Court Justice Roberts by "joking," "My memory isn't as good as Justice Roberts'." President Obama did not seem amused. The crowd reacted with nervous laughter. I find it ironic that Biden dares to mock a Supreme Court Justice when he made several blunders on the campaign trail such as: "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'" Hmm. Problem is, Hoover was president at the time of the crash and there was also no television yet. Biden also seems to think "jobs" is a three letter word. And he doesn't know the first article of the constitution from the second.
One more thing!
What did Obama mean when he said, "We've got to have a civilian national security force." ?
Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) is the Obama Administration Chief of Staff. He said in an interview: "Citizenship is not an entitlement program. It comes with responsibilities. Everybody somewhere between the ages of 18 and 25 will spend three months of basic training and understand a kind of civil defense...This is not a draft. This is a universal service."
The only difference between this and a draft is that women will be serving as well. We have a National Guard. This is about government control, not self-protection. Is this what you signed up for when you voted for "Change?" [And you have to ask yourself: Why would Obama need a national security force?]