Obama Goes On Offense– Pushes Trillion Dollar Boondoggle
Barack Obama went on offense today, pushing the trillion dollar Generational Theft Act.
This comes after polling data yesterday showed that Americans are not in favor of this gi-normous spending bill that includes water slides, dog parks and a Frisbee golf course. It is so big that as Mitch McConnell said, “If you started the day Jesus Christ was born and spent $1 million every day since then, you still wouldn’t have spent $1 trillion.”
That’s a big hog.
As Glenn Reynolds put it: “It’s not the messenger. It’s the message that stinks. And, as a wise man once said, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”
In recent days, there have been misguided criticisms of this plan that echo the failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis — the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can meet our enormous tests with half-steps and piecemeal measures; that we can ignore fundamental challenges such as energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive.
I reject these theories, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change. They know that we have tried it those ways for too long. And because we have, our health-care costs still rise faster than inflation. Our dependence on foreign oil still threatens our economy and our security. Our children still study in schools that put them at a disadvantage. We’ve seen the tragic consequences when our bridges crumble and our levees fail.
Every day, our economy gets sicker — and the time for a remedy that puts Americans back to work, jump-starts our economy and invests in lasting growth is now.
Now is the time to protect health insurance for the more than 8 million Americans at risk of losing their coverage and to computerize the health-care records of every American within five years, saving billions of dollars and countless lives in the process.
Now is the time to save billions by making 2 million homes and 75 percent of federal buildings more energy-efficient, and to double our capacity to generate alternative sources of energy within three years.
Now is the time to give our children every advantage they need to compete by upgrading 10,000 schools with state-of-the-art classrooms, libraries and labs; by training our teachers in math and science; and by bringing the dream of a college education within reach for millions of Americans.
And now is the time to create the jobs that remake America for the 21st century by rebuilding aging roads, bridges and levees; designing a smart electrical grid; and connecting every corner of the country to the information superhighway.
Obama likes to talk about “remaking America” all of the time.
If this trillion dollar monstrosity gets passed- he will remake America.
The media, of course is helping St. Barack out today.
The headline makes you think the stimulus is just a tax cut.
It doesn’t mention that it will take generations to pay off.
Ed Morrissey calls Obama’s WaPo editorial a bunch of empty sloganeering and cheap fear-mongering.