Monday, February 16, 2009

What's the rush, people?

All I have heard for the last three weeks is "pass this stimulus, we cannot afford to waste anymore time", "swift and bold", and other rhetoric.

It makes it's way through the House and Senate in an all night session - and it was so important that POTUS, in his eagerness to pass it, decided to ***wait for it**** go on a date! IN ANOTHER CITY!! That required air travel on AF1, along with several cargo planes of support staff!!! Yeah, and he couldn't sign it in the air on the way?

Yes, this bill that could absolutely not wait the promised 48 hours by Rep. Pelosi because it was so urgent (and let's not forget her urgency was due to a junket trip to Italy to get an award and see the Pope, who will HOPEFULLY excommunicate her!) and was rushed through both sides of Congress, will be signed, well let's see....Saturday (1), Sunday (2), Monday (3), Tuesday (4)... Four days later!

Oh, and this doesn't fulfull POTUS's promise to allow for 5 days of inspection before it is signed into law. In fact, it is not supposed to be up on the White House website until late Tuesday - AFTER it is signed by Pres. Obama.

Yeah, no transparency, failed campaign promisses, junkets, and personal trips... glad to see business as usual in Washington. At least we can proudly say the Republicans had nothing to do with this (and yes, I am saying Spectre, Snow, and Collins are no longer Republicans - RINOS for sure, but not Republicans)!!!

Ahhh....done venting now... now to sit back, and see what I can do as one person to make a change. After all, if we collectively decide to do nothing, then once again, the Kool-Aid drinkers will get their way...

"Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government, they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury, and bankrupt the nation." - Karl Marx

-added tuesday- apparently great minds think alike -

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