Congress just spent 800 billion dollars. How much is that? If you spent 1 million dollars every day since Jesus’s death, you wouldn’t have reached that. 1 million dollars a day for 2,000 years, and you still wouldn’t have spent as much as Congress just did. And what do you get in return? Virtually $13 a week, and economists say the stimulus plan will hurt the economy in the long run than if we just let things play out.
You know, when Obama talks about past economies, he never mentions that the recession in the 1980’s was worse than the one we’re in now. And he probably avoids bringing it up because we got out of that recession with tax cuts.
You know, as much as I’d still disagree with it, the bill would be more effective if it didn’t have so much pork in it. For example, in that bill is 30 something million or billion dollars to save some species of swamp mouse. Lots more, but my personal favorite is the 38 billion dollars to promote “urban electric vehicles.” AKA, golf carts.
I know, I know. I’m complaining but I haven’t offered any better solution. But how about this: Why don’t we just suspend taxes for a couple months? Not sales tax, but the other stuff. That would instantly put thousands of dollars of people’s own money (that they know how to best spend, themselves) back into their own pockets. It would require no expansion of government and it would be effective immediately. Even just suspending income tax! So Congress and all them would still get paid.