Saturday, February 14, 2009


Regardless of whether or not you believe that an economy can be 'stimulated' by government spending, it would seem that if you are trying to get out of a recession, you would spend the stimulus money now, not later. However, according to the Congressional Budget Office, of the $787 billion appropriated in the final bill, $236 billion won't be spent until 2011. That's 41% of this monster. If the true nature of this bill was to stimulate the economy, $236 billion could have been cut and still provided the necessary stimulus. The truth is that this bill is a sham and will burden current and future generations with a mountain of debt. George Bush and Congress (both parties) took 8 years to dig a deep deficit hole, it has only taken Obama and Congressional Democrats days to dig a deeper one.