Thursday, February 05, 2009

Dementia in Washington DC

Has most of the government in Washington lost their minds? They are trying to pass a stimulus bill that isn't a stimulus at all. It will be a bill of around a trillion dollars hung like an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren and their children! And, to top that, there is more pork in there than there is stimulus!

Senator Lindsey Graham just said, in an interview on Fox News with Greta, he would apologize to the entire United States for having an irresponsible Congress, if they passed this bill. He said it is irresponsible, that there is no discussion going on between both sides. He said the President is 'on leave' - he should getting the Republicans and Senators together to discuss the bill. He said the goal is to create jobs, not to grow the government in the fourth or fifth year of spending. He also said that goal is not to reward ACORN; the goal is to jumpstart the economy. But, that isn't happening with this bill. And, on top of that, Senator Harry Reid said they would 'burn the midnight oil' in order to discuss this bill. Yet, he closed up shop before 9PM!

I recall a movie called Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, starring James Stewart. He was a naive man that was appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans collided with political correction. This should be a required film for every politician on Capitol Hill to see! Perhaps it could clear a few minds and make some honest politicians!

If this bill passes, I think we all need to rid Washington of it's dementia during the next election!

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Maxine said...

Amen, Barbara! Well said. This whole thing is making me want to regurgitate.

Go check out the YouTube on my blog. And I hope you've called your senators about this. I have a link with phone numbes if you need it.

Ron said...

That we have come to this place in American politics is stunning. The silver lining is that the Democrats are doing what they are doing at breakneck speed. If they don't do too much damage (we can hope,) maybe they will be voted out and repairs can get under way.

Barbara said...

Maxine, I know what you mean! I would love to put this all out of my mind, hoping it was just a nightmare, but it's real!

RBS, It is sad that America has come to this. But, I do think the Democrats have a plan to run the country single handed. They have locked out the republicans in Congress in order to pass this bill. I think Obama is pushing for bipartisan votes in order to blame the republicans if it doesn't work - you know, 'YOU were part of it'. I wish they'd all hold out.

By the way, Harry Reid is up for re-election in 2010, not that they will vote him out.

Rosemary Welch said...

Very nicely stated. If you like, there is a new social network of conservatives that is trying to grow larger than so that we can apply the sufficient amount of pressure necessary to make our elected officials listen to WE THE PEOPLE again. It is TCU Nation (otherwise known as the The Conservative Underground). We would love to have you. I also to belong to the Conservative Christians, a group in this network.

Keep the faith, my good woman. He is still in control. That's sometimes the only thing that keeps me sane. :)