Tax cuts are coming…to Sweden.
The Pork Sandwich From Hell was ramrodded through by partisan Democrats (plus three RINOs) in Congress, and Barack the Fearmonger plans to sign it into law tomorrow. Quite frankly, it will not stimulate the economy and jump-start stagnant commerce, but broaden the depth of government intervention into our daily lives.
Somewhere in Hell, Saul Alinsky is dancing a jig and praising his acolyte from Chicago.
In the meantime, Mike Huckabee minces no words and calls the spending act exactly what it really is:
A lot of people are cheering on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid “stimulus” package, but fail to to see the massive government spending plans for “progressive” pet causes that do nothing to jump start the economy. Now you can read the entire bill, and understand why 188 House Repbulicans and Democrats voted against it.
Update (2/5): The porkulus package is now up for a vote in the Senate. Again, Republican amendments to the bill were rejected, and the “bipartisan” arm-twisting is on again, with President Obama employing scare tactics and straw man arguments to force a go-along-to-get-along vote. However, it looks like Senate Republicans won’t go out without a fight.
Totally Unrelated: More shameless (yet edible) pork spending (no taxpayer dollars were used)…
President Obama promised to work with Congress in a bipartisan way. Today, he told the GOP to go pound sand.
President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who’s in charge of these negotiations. “I won,” Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.
The exchange arose as top House and Senate Republicans expressed concern to the president about the amount of spending in the package. They also raised red flags about a refundable tax credit that returns money to those who don’t pay income taxes, the sources said.
In practical terms, he did win; he also has the majority votes in his party to back him up, too.
Right now, the GOP is currently experiencing what I’d like to call The Queen Amidala Situation:
“There are things I cannot do.
I cannot watch my people suffer.
I cannot sit when something must be done.
I cannot judge those who are different.
There are things I cannot do.
Run. Hide. Ignore.
There are things I cannot do.
But there are certainly things I will do!”
What the GOP must do is to fight the good fight of the opposition. Party leadership in both houses of Congress must not roll over to the Democrat agenda at all costs, and they can start by voting against the “stimulus package”.
Who cares if the MSM is in the Obama tank? Get the message out loud and clear with the tools and resources of the new media. Blogs, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter are great tools to have. USE THEM. On the Sunday talk shows, on talk radio, and at Congressional press conferences, talk about the consequences of pork spending and present good counterproposals.
Demand that moderate Republicans side with fiscal conservatism and common sense. If the McCains, Grahams, and Specters want to act like Democrats, they can join the other side and consumate the tryst once and for all.
If President Obama wants to bring Chicago-style politics to Washington, then the GOP needs to grow a pair and do what must be done to fight back and remain relevant in the years to come. Stand with him when he does right, but also stand against him when does wrong — and tell the nation why he’s wrong.
Yes, he won. But may we be damned if we resign ourselves to being losers.