Is This Crazy or Something Else

Posted: 07/11/2009 by that's Elbert in Barack Obama, democrats, economy, liberal

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

The first “stimulus” package didn’t stimulate jobs. In fact since it’s inception, the unemployment rate has gone up now over 9%. So, what idea is being floated now? Yes, another “stimulus” package is being discussed. The first one stimulated unemployment and record deficits. The first one is sending a bill to my grandchildren that they won’t be able to pay. So, in light of all that, they want another one?

This is insanity. It would seem that radio host Michael Savage was on to something when he stated that liberalism is a mental disorder.

UPDATE: Maybe the President doesn’t share the same zeal of stimulus #2 as his other liberal buddies. From his weekly address:

Now, I realize that when we passed this Recovery Act, there were those who felt that doing nothing was somehow an answer.  Today, some of those same critics are already judging the effort a failure although they have yet to offer a plausible alternative.  Others believed that the recovery plan should have been even larger, and are already calling for a second recovery plan.

But, as I made clear at the time it was passed, the Recovery Act was not designed to work in four months – it was designed to work over two years.  We also knew that it would take some time for the money to get out the door, because we are committed to spending it in a way that is effective and transparent.  Crucially, this is a plan that will also accelerate greatly throughout the summer and the fall.  We must let it work the way it’s supposed to, with the understanding that in any recession, unemployment tends to recover more slowly than other measures of economic activity.

  1. I love how they say that since the first one failed to work, they need to do it again. Typical government doublespeak.

  2. Shrug says:

    You guys should really pick up a phone once in a while. the stimulus money is just getting to where it is going to be spent and even then it is going in allotments.

    The jobs are coming and the training is coming. Obama isn’t just throwing the money at a bunch of grasping hands. Get a clue.

  3. Shrug, you wrote, “Obama isn’t just throwing the money at a bunch of grasping hands.” Oh yeah, saving some mouse in CA isn’t throwing money at grasping hands. Giving money to ACCORN isn’t throwing money at grasping hands. Yeah, right.

    I don’t drink koolaid.

  4. Shirley says:

    The only jobs being created are government job. I see it first hand here in Philadelphia.