A trillion dollars of "stimulus" money was supposed to fix all those
"shovel ready" projects.However, what we really have is
shovel ready promises that are basically lies intended to dupe gullible people
into voting for Democrats.There is no more money to shovel into vote
buying schemes, or even actual repair projects. We are $17.5 trillion in debt
now double what it was when Obama took office, and all that spending has not
only filed to deliver the cures which were promised, but virtually every measure
of progress we are worse off.More Obama programs will not fix
anything, only make things worse, so we must oppose them any way possible!
Excuse me, but weren't these supposed to have been repaired under Dear
Leaders Stimulus...you know, shovel ready jobs? And some people voted for this
This infrastructure fixing sounds all well and good. But closing a few loopholes
won't generate nearly as much funding as is needed to do this type of work
at the level needed all across the country. Until sufficient funding can
actually be found, then this is just a feel good initiative... perhaps in part
to deflect attention away from all the other issues the administration is
currently going through... including the just released latest bad news about
Obamacare (read about it in it's own article just released online), in
addition to the ongoing (almost daily) foreign policy debacles. The
last thing our country needs are initiatives that will vastly increase an
already nearly out-of-control federal deficit that is quickly approaching $18
trillion ($18,000,000,000,000). This level of red-ink is truly hurting our
current economy and very dangerous to longer term growth. I hate that we are
passing such an issue on to the next generation to have to deal with, especially
since it wasn't them who created or benefited from the uncontrolled level
of spending that created it. Pure unthinking selfishness.
Obama passed an $850,000,000,000 stimulus package soon after coming into office
to accomplish this exact same infrastructure building thing. And yet over
two-thirds of that money is still unaccounted for. No one seems to know what
happened to it or where it went. We still have very little to show for it, which
is the reason this work effort still needs to be done. So why should
we believe it will be any different this time? What reasons has Obama given for
believing him? Most of his campaign promises have gone unfulfilled and he was
recently given Pinocchio awards by the Washington Post newspaper for lying while
in office... particularly concerning Obamacare. All of this makes it difficult
to believe this president... his words or his motives.
Someone has to fix things instead of obstruct.
Copacetic -"Obama passed an $850,000,000,000 stimulus package
soon after coming into office to accomplish this exact same infrastructure
building thing. And yet over two-thirds of that money is still unaccounted
for."FALSE.ALL of that money in accounted for.Only in Right Wing La La Land is that money not accounted for.Ever heard of wikipedia? Check it out for an itemization of where the money
yeah lets let the roads and streets fall apart and give more tax breaks to the
rich sothey can coplain about how many of dont pay taxes are given everyhting
free. well not me i paid 5000 to the goverment last year in a check. i dont have
right offs. the rich do some billionaries pay less net to taxes than i do. that
is sad. and many make their money by ruinninng trucks accross this country to
stores and of bussiness. they profit from transport but the truck drivers pay
for them with high fuel costs that are at record profit levels. they make money
coming and going. the rich that is. wer are going third world in this country
and people complain about a president that gets no help from congress at all.
more no votes than any ever. less done than any ever. and the wars made most of
the debt anyway.
To "lket" so what you are saying is that because a few hundred people
out of 350 million are able to earn more than you and pay less in income taxes,
you want to revamp the whole system. You do know that many of those millionairs
and billionairs are not earning much through salaries, but are doing so through
investments. You too can get investment income, and most likely will pay less
net to taxes on your investment income than the wealthy do.
GaryO,you claim the money was accounted for. OK, fine.why were the roads not fixed? - that's what a lot of it was supposed to
GaryO...If Obama's trillion dollar stimulus package was used
for what he said it would be, then all the infrastructure work he is now
proposing would already be done... and then some. But it wasn't. BTW: Wikipedia didn't give an actual accounting of that stimulus
money... but rather what it was supposed to be used for... what it was allocated
for. There has never been any proof or actual accounting that it was.
There's a big difference.You should quit being so naive and
apologetic when it comes to the president and his actions, or rather lack of
actions. You're now in an ever-growing-smaller minority as the
president's approval rating continues dropping on a month-by-month basis.
There are now nearly twice as many people who disapprove of him and his actions
as who approve. He wouldn't stand a chance in a re-election today. And he
can't blame anyone but himself and the liberal advisors he listens to.
Hey Lost -"why were the roads not fixed? - that's what a
lot of it was supposed to do." . . And that's a lot of what
it did.However, there are a LOT of roads and bridges in need of
repair.Jesus could feed the multitudes with a few fish and a few
loaves of bread.But you cant' realistically ask any President
to match that feat.
Leave it to an ultra-liberal to not be able to tell the difference between a
small amount of food and a trillion dollars.That's what is called
scraping the bottom of the barrel in a lost-cause argument. In case
you aren't aware, Gary, a trillion is a million millions. Enough to create
a million millionaires.That's a lot of money.It's more
than 98% of the world countries annual operating budgets.And yet you claim
it's not enough to fix our bridges and roads in a meaningful way??Unbelievable!
oh no - another crisis looming and just in time for the mid term elections. How
convienient. How phony!!!
No Gary O. You are missing your cue! It was the GOP's fault the stimulus
package got wasted and was never accounted for! Stay on Democrat message! No
matter what, its always the GOP's fault for Obama's failures, always
have been, always will be!
To "steamroller" what mess did Obama inherit? Last I checked Obama was
a senator, and was part of the governing body of the Federal Government. Again,
why give Obama a pass just because he is your sainted politician?But
then again, what problems has Obama actually fixed in the past 5 years? Has he
achieved the world peace that he was supposed to after getting the Nobel Prize?
Have the ocean levels dropped? Are US troops still engaged in combat? Has
unemployment returned to the Bush era average rate? Is health insurance cheaper
now?Please tell us, what has Obama actually fixed?
Steamroller,new Quinnipiac University survey out today found American
voters named BO the worst president since WWII, even worse than the bush you
liberlas love to vilify so much.some day you too should realize just
what a mistake BO has been.
Wow!All the cars in this country at the gas pumps paying taxes.Plenty of money to fix the roads!Funds not being managed
honestly, and we're being scammed!Why do Americans allow this?
Remember the "stimulus"? That was supposed to go into roads, bridges,
infrastructure and shovel ready jobs. Yeah, I guess that really worked out.
Let's add another trillion to the debt and do it all over again. Makes
sense. Might as well spend all you can before declaring bankruptcy.
If presidents served three year terms, and everyone else two:We
wouldn't have the mess we have today. Period!Political office
is a service to the country. Not a career!Long terms breed
This article is ludicrous!First off, why is the fund depleated in
the first place? Second, there are no tax loopholes for corps to
close?Obama is lying to you and you are buying it hook, line and
Sinker!Companies like Apple with $100's of billions in overseas
accounts are not bringing that cash back here for good reason....there are no
tax breaks for corp's!Now go re-write your story! This time use
some common sense!
What else is new inside the political game show, the blame game. All politicians
are pathetic, but I still cast my ballot to honor my civic obligations.