Inflated real estate values, cease your deflation! Creditors, pause not in your lending to the riskiest of debtors! The House passed an $819,000,000,000 version of the Obama Plan for Government Enormity, 244-188. Just Congress putting our money where their mouths are:
“Another week that we delay is another 100,000 or more people unemployed. I don’t think we want that on our consciences,” said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the leading architects of the legislation.
A bold, statement, that, if you work Obey’s formula in reverse. This bill is going to reduce unemployment by 100,000 a week? Is that from the date it’s passed by the Senate, or…? Golly, if Congress can prevent 100,000 firings per week for the low low price of $819,000,000,000, who could say no? The entire House GOP (thank you, Boehner, Cantor, et al), and 11 Democrats – who are no doubt being stripped of all desirable committee positions as we speak – that’s who!
The party’s leader, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, said the measure “won’t create many jobs, but it will create plenty of programs and projects through slow-moving government spending.” A GOP alternative, comprised almost entirely of tax cuts, was defeated, 266-170, moments before the final vote.
Those lousy GOP scum, introducing a bill full of tax cuts when The Middle Class needs The Fatcats’ involuntary assistance more than ever! Don’t they know that outrageous marginal and corporate taxes are the Hopeful foundations upon which President Obama’s promises of Change rest?