Monday, February 16, 2009

Enough With the Malaise Already

The Wall Street Journal has the hard facts and figures to explain why the President's continual economic "fearmongering may be good politics, but it is bad history and bad economics."

I'm getting awfully tired of waking up each day to hear that the world's going to end if the government doesn't spend trillions of dollars. It's bad enough that the ninnies here in the California State legislature can't see that the solution to our budget crisis is to roll back the humongous spending increases of the last handful of years, instead of levying thousands of dollars of new taxes on each family.

Besides, the President has clearly demonstrated it's not nearly the immediate crisis Congress led us to believe...what was the rush to pass the bill before anyone read it? (That's a rhetorical question, of course.)

Bonus link: Can you imagine the reaction by the press and liberal punditry if President Bush had to have a teleprompter installed in his podium in order to handle press conferences?

Tuesday Update: Be sure to read Byron York's thoughts on showmanship over sunlight.

If I were Senator Sherrod Brown, I'd feel badly abused for having been forced to fly back to Washington to vote on the bill late at night, in between his mother's wake and funeral. Why couldn't the vote have waited, if it wasn't going to be signed until today anyway? (Again, that's a rhetorical's clear those who voted for the bill didn't want to allow more time for the public to examine the bill's contents.)


Blogger Just Jenn said...

I just wanted to say that I've been enjoying reading your musings on both politics and old Hollywood.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you so much for your kind words, Jenn, I appreciate you taking the time to say that very much. :)

Hope you will visit again!

Best wishes,

8:21 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hey Laura,
I couldn't agree more. Barack obviously had time to take his wife to Chicago for Valentine's Day. Are the taxpayers paying for all this traveling he is doing? I really don't think this poor guy knows anything about being president. He is behaving more like a community organizer. Why must he sign this thing in Denver anyway?
This "stimulus package" wouldn't have cost near as much if it weren't padded with every special interest and pet project of every democrat in the house and senate.
Oh well, here's to getting what America voted for.
Visit my blog sometime Thanks and have a great day.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks for your note, Laura. Your blog looks like a good source of encouragement.

Best wishes,

10:26 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Between the state budget woes and the federal mess, we can't catch a or otherwise!


7:58 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm so frustrated about everything, Dana...even if the state legislators get their tax increases, it won't solve the budget problem. They refuse to do what's really needed, which is roll back the 40% increase in spending that's taken place in the last half-decade...

At both the state and federal level we are oh-so-quickly turning into servants who exist to feed the state rather than the state serving citizens.

Best wishes,

10:50 PM  

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