More of the Same From The Same People That Got Us Into This Mess

mcpigMany Republicans are saying that the new stimulus bill that has been proposed is full of “pork”, their favorite buzz word. They say that they are ready to support a stimulus package as long as it’s not “aimless”. Obama’s proper response “the same tired arguments and worn ideas that helped to create this crisis” is exactly what needed to be said. The same people that helped drive us into this crisis are the same people that are opposing certain portions of the package – causing yet even more delays and focusing on all the wrong things.

For example, a portion of the package would provide money for state governments (most of which are facing budget deficits) – Republicans are against this saying that this would not create new jobs. What these fools either fail to recognize or are trying to hide is that it will bring back some of the jobs that have been lost. For example, many bus routes are being cut. This will leave people who depend on the public transportation system to get back and forth to work, without a ride. This will hurt not only them, but this will trickle down in the local economy as well. So a stimulus package that gives a portion of that money to state and local governments would certainly help to bring back the jobs lost from cutting the bus routes and help save a portion of the local economy. Yet Republicans are against this because those aren’t all new jobs?

These people have no clue how to run a government, that’s why we’re in the position we are now. And they expect people to take their recommendations when all they do is spout the same old rhetoric as always? They’re too blind to see that they will be bringing back old jobs that have been lost. It’s not really all the surprising once we look at the Republican track record. Let them piss and moan, but please – do not take their advice, it’s worthless.

Citigroup Receives $45 Billion Tax Payer Bailout, Buys New $50 Million Dollar Luxury Jet

Earlier this month, a provision requiring the recipients of TARP funds to give up their corporate jets was stripped from the legislation.

Does this surprise anyone? The audacity of large corporations and the government has no bounds. Your tax dollars have been paying for luxury spa vacations, luxury corporate jets, luxury office make-overs, etc. for a long time now.

The tax payer is responsible for losses, but will see no profits. You are a worker bee and that is it. That is the role that has been assigned to you. If you do not participate in your role, you will be destitute of everything.

The government says these corporations need our tax dollars or our economy will grind itself into ash. But since there is no real over-sight on how these bailout funds are spent, we get to watch companies like Citigroup purchase new $50 million dollar luxury jets. This does not help the average tax payer, it does not stimulate job growth, it does not stimulate the economy, etc. It does nothing but show you exactly where you stand in the grand scheme of things. They are here to take your money and profit off you and your gains or losses – that is it.

Update: Obama officials called Citigroup and told them to “fix it”. Citigroup released a new statement saying, “We have no intent to take delivery of any new aircraft.”

[via: New York Post]
[update via: ABC News]

“Dear Red States…” A Letter From The Blue!

Date: 2005-06-24, 11:54AM PDT

Dear Red States…

We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and
we’re taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren’t aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon,Washington,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast. We
believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially
to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.
We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get Elliot
Spitzer. You get Ken Lay.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood.
We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.
We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss.
We get 85 percent of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You
get Alabama.
We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states
pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the
Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a
bunch of single moms.

Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and
anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at
once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have
kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no
purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their
children’s caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq, and
hope that the WMDs turn up, but we’re not willing to spend our
resources in Bush’s Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent
of the country’s fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple
and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95 percent of
America’s quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners)
90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most
of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and
condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools, plus Harvard, Yale,
Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88
percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care
costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the
tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern
Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh,
Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was
actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred
unless we’re discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say
that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved
in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy b*****ds believe you are people
with higher morals then we lefties.

By the way, we’re taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt
weed they grow in Mexico.

Peace out,
Blue States

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[via: Craigslist]