Posts Tagged ‘economy’

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Kerry rips Republicans’ new-found love for housing

February 8, 2009

At least we finally have a democrat bringing attention to the scum of the earths quackery. This is just appalling the games that the scum wants to play. We need to take care of the housing problem, why didn’t they do that when Bush was in office? They ignored it then but now it’s a problem? It was a problem over a year ago. It was a problem before that and Bush and the scum of the earth did nothing. But they did get together in 2001 and vote on a $1.35 trillion tax cut package for Bush and they had no problem doing so. Before any of you sheep start off with your the democrats nonsense, at that time the senate, the house as well as the white house was ruled by the scum of the earth.

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Cantor’s obsession: Grass on the National Mall

January 23, 2009

Let’s talk about Cantor and his great concern about imaginary money being spent on cutting the grass in Washington. But first, let look at his wife.  Isn’t it funny how she works at a bank that received $267 million in bailout money?

Hm…politics sure makes for strange stories.  Now on to Cantor’s false statement.

he completely inverts the truth. The draft version of the House stimulus bill released last week plans for four times as much spending on “creating small business opportunity” than National Mall renovations. These figures don’t even include the plan’s $20+ billion in business tax cuts, of which small businesses will be able to take advantage

As usual when it comes to stating real facts versus fiction the republicans’ have a lock on fiction.  The GOP are still banking on fear mongering to keep the American people in line.  This is just so utterly sad.

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President Obama’s Major Economic Speech

January 9, 2009

There is much to be say about the potential greatness of our new president. He did not give us platitudes or superficial antidotes. He went straight to the problem and made sure that we really start grasping the reality of our current economic situation. Nor did he shy away from the reality of how we got into this situation via a mix blend of corporation greed and Washington’s lack of doing their job. Yes, people, we must face the beast, confront it and defeat it. I believe we are still the greatest nation on earth because of what we symbolize, freedom. We should not let that symbol slip away because of ignorance or fear.

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The GOP, Just A Party Of Whiners!

January 3, 2009

crybaby-gop3After 8 years of ruling a government into the ground, you would think the GOP would have the good grace to show that their time is up with dignity.  Instead we have been continuously assaulted with a barrage of constant whining.  Bad enough they have now become a party of irrelevancy, they have also added a certain amount of distaste by their constant crying.

But most of the whining takes the form of claims that the Bush administration’s failure was simply a matter of bad luck — either the bad luck of President Bush himself, who just happened to have disasters happen on his watch, or the bad luck of the G.O.P., which just happened to send the wrong man to the White House.

The fault, however, lies not in Republicans’ stars but in themselves. Forty years ago the G.O.P. decided, in effect, to make itself the party of racial backlash. And everything that has happened in recent years, from the choice of Mr. Bush as the party’s champion, to the Bush administration’s pervasive incompetence, to the party’s shrinking base, is a consequence of that decision. [Read the full op-ed here]

In their shameless endeavor to make sure that we know they are whining we now have a group of RNC members who are diligently writing a resolution to disown their own leader, George W. Bush and Congressional Republicans. Never mind that the resolution will not be ready until after Bush leave office, it is just another sign that they are not willing to deal with the real problems currently effecting their party.  Instead of dealing with the fact that their party is sliding into oblivion, they much prefer to continue to play the blame game.  As if by any stretch of the imagination anyone would absolve any GOP member from this current fiasco we call our melting economy.

Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general, had the unmitigated gall to whine and say  “I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror“?  When does the person who had every opportunity to clear up any misconception about his role in the firing of DOJ attorneys, but chose to answer every question with the famous line “I don’t recall,”  get to be the victim?

Some of the GOP members are also exhibiting signs of utterly bazaar bellicose whining, such as Rush Limbaugh.  He is running around whining to everyone within ear shot that the economic meltdown was caused by a conspiracy headed by the mastermind Sen. Chuck Schumer.  Of course none of the problems, in the crazy whiny world of Rush Limbaugh, can be attributed to a failed GOP ideology that was coupled with a clueless administration.

Its as if the defeat has caused some of the GOP members to slip into a form of madness and perpetual denial.  I must admit that the best example of their whining was reported in the news that the “GOP to flee D.C. for Inauguration.”  The fact that they thought it was necessary to make that a public story goes to show there is no boundaries to their childish whining.

Will the Republicans eventually stage a comeback? Yes, of course. But barring some huge missteps by Mr. Obama, that will not happen until they stop whining and look at what really went wrong. And when they do, they will discover that they need to get in touch with the real “real America,” a country that is more diverse, more tolerant, and more demanding of effective government than is dreamt of in their political philosophy.

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Can we get a bailout from the banking bailout?

December 21, 2008

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It has become increasingly common during the Bush administration to give out bailouts.  Let’s not forget Amtrack or the Airport Security bailout that received a whopping $29.8 billion back in 2001.  It’s funding was twisted up in the Anti-Terrorism bill.

What did we get for that money?  The rail way infrastructure is still f__ked up and airport security is still just as pitiful.  Granted the airline industry bailout gave the government back anywhere from $141.7 million to $327 million.  But let’s face it, we Americans have been bailing out our country for years.  Going back as far as 1970.

Nevertheless, the only way to describe Bush’s bailout for the banking system can only be described as scandalous at best.  It is looking more and more like a bailout to keep the rich rich.  Let’s see…hm…no transparency, plenty of loopholes, no accountability, and no need to unfreeze credit.  Yea, I’d say that was the bailout of all bailouts.

Why wasn’t a refund clause included?  I damn well want my money back.  Yet, at the same time I had to listen to the GOP act as if giving a bailout to the auto industry was tantamount to self destruction?  Why is it we allow this quackery to go on?  Let’s just give it to the rich and fight tooth and nail when it comes to actual workers?  Please, enough with the BS.

Unlike the bailouts we’ve given in the past, this new banking bailout with its many loopholes and lack of regulation have the potential of giving us the least amount in payback.  On the other hand our bailout to the car industry (Chrysler) in the past did yield a substantial return of $660 million for the government.

I think its time that we got a bailout from the banking bailout.  I can only hope that congress will not give Paulson or Bush any further access to the remaining money ($350 billion).  Such clowns and circus freaks should not be given a reason to F__k up further.

Enough said.

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Our Economy is F__ked!

December 20, 2008

r-obama-press-medium260Okay its official.  Both President Obama and Vice President Biden have come out to express that our economy is in the toilet.  Thanks Bush.  What that means is that we can not sit buy and let any type of partisan agenda fly when it comes times to boost our economy with the stimulus plan the new president has plans to enforce.

We’ve got zero right now.  The conservatives with their good intentions and lack of knowledge of what an idiot and a chicken hawk could do can not help.  Nor should we allow them to hinder what needs to be done.  We need a stimulus that is the equivalent of finding penicillin.

r-jbiden-largeAt some point we’ve got to give up stupid bigoted hate and get on the real track of saving all our middle class/poor butts.  Once we have that accomplished then we can get back to the game of hating, fighting and playing partisan games.

Read it here and here.

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Bush On Economy And Iraq: Don’t Blame Me!

December 17, 2008

Bush is just too much.  He wants to make sure that the CIA never makes this mistake again.  Now we are suppose to forget that it was his neocon hawks that wrote the report?  Did we dream all those TV appearances of Cheney crying out about Iraq having WMDs?  Of course none of it was his fault.  The war with Iraq or the economy.  Him and Cheney, who by the way is singing a different story, are just two blameless lame ducks.  Lame ducks? Yes.  Blameless?  Hell no.

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