Saturday, January 31, 2009

Channelling Reagan on HR1

In the Wall Street Journal, Rush Limbaugh is channelling Reagan about HR1:
  • Recessions will end on their own if they're left alone. What can make the recession worse is the wrong kind of government intervention.

  • I don't believe his is a "stimulus plan" at all -- I don't think it stimulates anything but the Democratic Party.

  • This "porkulus" bill is designed to repair the Democratic Party's power losses from the 1990s forward, and to cement the party's majority power for decades.

  • We know that when tax rates are cut in a recession, it brings an economy back.

  • Fifty-three percent of American voters voted for Barack Obama; 46% voted for John McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Give that 1% to President Obama. Let's say the vote was 54% to 46%.

  • As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009: 54% of the $900 billion -- $486 billion -- will be spent on infrastructure and pork as defined by Mr. Obama and the Democrats; 46% -- $414 billion -- will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me.
So there you have it -- use the presidential vote to apportion HR1. The beauty in its simplicity brings a tear to my eye. Can we all just say amen to that?

On this same subject, I have been pondering a couple of questions:
  1. If we are spending most of the money in 2010, why are we in such a hurry to pass this bill RIGHT NOW?


  2. Can we have an up and down vote on each line item in the bill on its merits?

2 comments:

OBloodyHell said...

> If we are spending most of the money in 2010, why are we in such a hurry to pass this bill RIGHT NOW?

1) 'Cause people might ask tough questions by then
2) 'Cause people might come to their senses
3) This crap isn't about actually stimulating the economy, which should have righted itself by then, if they don't FDR it. So why is there any hurry? See 1 and 2.


> Can we have an up and down vote on each line item in the bill on its merits?

a) That would make rational sense.
b) this bill is driven by Democrats.

See the problem, now??

Bob in Los Angeles said...

I do -- gracias por los lentes