1100 page Stimulus package

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cycloneman, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Does anybody know if this thing passed.

    Wait, let me guess. Ahhhhhhh, lets see it was probably 1100 pages or so with only about 12 hours to read it and why not just let the republicans sit out of this one. Is that how it went?
  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    You pretty much nailed it. It passed on Friday night, and Obama is having a big ceremony in Denver on Tuesday to sign it.

    The way they claimed it absolutely had to be rushed, you'd think he'd at least pretend he was in a rush and sign it on Monday... :rolleyes:

  3. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    yea I watched it. I know it passed. what i was most interested in was the vote to keep out the minority group (republicans) from the discussion and vote.
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

    The Democrats were in a rush to get it passed so NOBODY could read it.
    Obozo & crew said this must be passed Now. If they were in such a rush Why is Obozo waiting till Tuesday to sign this bill. They could have waited till Tuesday to vote on this. :mad:

  5. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Ditto X 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Here's John Boehner's speech on the floor of the House.
    I wish I could shake his hand.


    I think I'll post a thread of this in the Constiution and RKBA forum also.

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  7. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Oh well, now my son is going to have to either be a Doctor or a dead beat, to live in the same middle American life style that he is growing up in.
  8. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas

    well...how long do I wait to get stimulated;);):cool:

  9. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Thanks artabr for the link, Johnny B nailed it!
  10. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I could use a good stimulant right about now. Them politicans are about to drive me to drinking again. :rolleyes:

  11. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Just get a prescription... :D:D:D:D

  12. Well I heard on the news last night that theres about 600 Million bucks to make people quit smoking....:eek:

    so does that mean they're gonna give me money to quit? :rolleyes:
  13. icm856

    icm856 New Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    The stimulus bill is a sham, nothing more than the fleecing of this Nation. I haven't talked to anyone who expects to benefit from it. In fact, a lot of people think all this government spending with just result in higher taxes in the future.:mad:
  14. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    From U.S. Senator John Cornyn, "The Democrats' plan: Some of the more absurd examples include a request for $600 million to build an "ethnic heritage trail" or a request for $6 million to build three aquatic centers with water slides". There's some of your stimulus! If you don't have a job, go to the water park and relax!
  15. here's a couple of things our money is being spent on....

    -- $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
    -- $380 million for the Women, Infants & Children welfare program
    -- $300 million in grants to combat violence against women
    -- $1.2 billion to provide "youth" with summer jobs
    -- $2.4 billion for "neighborhood stabilization" activities (Payoff to ACORN)
    -- $650 million for digital TV coupons (Gov't control of the Airwaves)
    -- $150 million for the Smithsonian
    -- $34 million to renovate the Dept. of Commerce headquarters (Payoff to the Unions)
    -- $500 million for improvements to the National Institute of Health facility
    -- $44 million for repairs to the Dept. of Agriculture's headquarters (Payoff to the Unions)
    -- $350 million for agriculture department computers (Parts Manufactured in China & Japan)
    -- $88 million to move (that's right, move) the Public Health Service into a new building.
    -- $1 billion for the Census Bureau
    -- $89 billion for Medicaid
    -- $30 billion for COBRA extensions
    -- $36 billion for expanded unemployment
    -- $20 billion for food stamps
    -- $850 million for Amtrak (Payoff to the Unions)
    -- $87 million for a "polar ice breaking ship" (What about the ice caps melting because of global warming?)
    -- $1.7 million for the National Park Service
    -- $55 million for the Historic Preservation Fund
    -- $7.6 million for the Rural Advancement Program
    -- $150 million for "agricultural commodity purchases"
    -- $150 million for producers of livestock, farm-raised fish and honey bees (More Subsidies)
    -- $160 million for paid volunteers (what is a "paid volunteer"?) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (Sounds like ACORN)

    So where is the money that is going to help the small businesses that create most of the jobs in this country?
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