Monday, February 16, 2009

Politics, Ain't It Grand

ROGER KIMBALL WRITES, "now they tell us:"
"They haven’t even extracted the money yet and already they’re telling us poor suckers “not to expect instant miracles from the $787 billion economic stimulus bill he will sign this week, but said it would help eventually.”

. . . . White House spokesman Robert Gibbs today said that “the economy is going to get worse before it gets better.”

And what about the 3.5 million jobs the current President of the United States said his spending orgy would “save or create.” (Save or create? What does that mean? How would you measure the saved jobs?))

Oops, now it’s 2.5 million by the end of 2010."
Didn't the President say he would create 4 million new jobs? It seems the choices of our fearless leaders in Washington depend heavily on assuming voters are rationally ignorant. But, isn't this past week just a bit too much, as in: "Oh, my, the sky is falling. . . .We must do something. . . .Let's spend, spend, spend so we can save/create jobs. . . .But, never mind, now that our legislation has passed, don't hold you breath, because, you see, we really don't think our spending can change the direction of the economy any way."

Remember hope and change? I hope the change to a larger government in Washington doesn't continue, but there are still many months until mid-term Congressional elections.

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