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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Can You Trust Obama on the Economy?

Throughout the 2008 campaign, presidential candidate Barack Obama repeatedly stated his intent to save taxpayers’ money:

As President, I will go through the federal budget, line-by-line, ending programs that we don’t need and making the ones we do need work better and cost less.
On November 25, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama released this statement:

We cannot sustain a system that bleeds billions of taxpayer dollars on programs that have outlived their usefulness, or exist solely because of the power of a politician, lobbyist, or interest group. We simply cannot afford it…

We will go through our federal budget -– page by page, line by line –- eliminating those programs we don't need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.
Now, President Barack Obama is trying to push through Congress an $825 billion economic stimulus bill. Here is just a sampling of what the President evidently believes is "a sensible cost-effective way" to stimulate the economy.

$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts

$400 million to NASA for global warming research

$2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects

$335 million for STD education and prevention

$87 billion to help with states' Medicaid costs, including birth control costs

$600 million for alternative fuel vehicles for the General Services Administration

$44 million for repairs at the Agriculture Department headquarters

$6.7 billion to improve energy efficiency at federal buildings

$150 million for infrastructure repairs at the Smithsonian

$1.8 billion to repair National Park Service facilities

$200 million to rehabilitate the National Mall

There's no political agenda or special interest projects in this bill, is there?

3 Comments:

Blogger SkyePuppy said...

In Obama's mind, we don't "need" anything the Republicans want. We only need to appease the Democrats' campaign contributors...

12:23 PM  
Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

This bill is an outrage. We're going to pass a $2 trillion debt down to our children in the name of "economic stimulus" when in reality it's just a way for the left to implement its agenda.

Everyone should be enraged by this, including, and maybe especially those who voted for Obama believing his lies about being fiscally responsible.

Many of us saw through his lies, did not vote for him, and tried to tell others - but it did no good. I'm infuriated by this bill and want to hold him accountable, but again it probably won't do any good. The bill will probably pass, and what can be done?

2:09 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Bryan,

Those who voted for Obama because they believed his lies during the campaign will not be outraged because they will now simply believe his lies as President.

I am convinced that you could present mountains of evidence to the Obama voters, proving beyond any doubt what Obama is doing, and they would still choose to believe that Obama will save them and the world.

They don't want to see the truth. They refuse to hear the truth. They are blind, deaf and ignorant, and they will remain that way until they choose to open their eyes and ears.

This country is in a lot of trouble.

3:05 PM  

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