Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Michelle Obama Accepting Fashion Freebies

For years, the press excoriated Nancy Reagan for borrowing clothes and jewelry from designers. Yet Michelle Obama has been doing the same thing — without any outcry from the media.
Accountants say that the first lady’s practice of borrowing both clothes and jewelry raises major tax and disclosure issues, not to mention ethical questions.

“The transactions are clearly taxable,” says Richard Rampell, a Palm Beach, Fla., accountant whose clients include several of the island’s billionaires.

By: Ronald Kessler

Democrat Blue Dogs Fewer in Number, But Stronger in Bite

Who are the real Blue Dogs?

The question irks leaders of the fiscally conservative coalition of House Democrats, which made solid gains in 2008 and now includes 49 members. Every one of them is sincerely committed to reducing the federal deficit, they say. Of the 49, however, only six of them voted against President Obama’s $789 billion economic stimulus package despite their stated, laser-like focus on balancing the budget. Obama’s plan, by his own acknowledgement, will increase the deficit in the short term by roughly $200 billion. (Another five Blue Dogs who had opposed Obama’s original plan switched to “yes” votes on the final version).

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sen. Bunning counting Justice Ginsburg's days

- By Reid Wilson Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ken.) warned a Kentucky GOP group Saturday that the fight over a new Supreme Court justice could come soon as Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is likely to die shortly. > Read More

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dem strategy? Where we're headed? GOP, RedState, Palin targeted...

A friend of mine, Lyn from Texas, sent this and I thought it was definitely worthy of passing along. Lyn's comments are scattered throughout the message. Once my breakfast has settled and I feel that my digestive system can handle it, I'm going to click the links and see what else Howard Dean (attributed) and friends are talking about. Be sure to check out the topic on making the Internet more Obama friendly. After reading through this I am thinking that some of these people have to just be having fun, they can't be serious, can they?

The following is not for those who are scared easily or those with a weak stomach. I have a point I will make at the end of all the garbage.

Obama continues to campaign and have group meetings throughout the country. I get information all the time about this. Want to know what is supporters think? Go to

If you want to know how to stop paying child support, they have the link for you. If you want to know about his Spread The Wealth Strategy, or his Slave Reparations, gun control... they have it covered.

Apparently, Obama wants to hear from you. How is his stimulus bill helping you, how will you spend your check? Let him know here:

And of course some let you know what they are going to do such as "i gonna buys me a whitey to work in mi marywana garden"

There is a thread just for what to do with their enemies.

Ban websites with the help of the officials:

Websites that must be banned! (brainstorm)

Alright let's get the ball rolling. We must make the internet more "Obama" friendly, there are a whole bunch of conservatard sites that criticize our president. I have been assured by Sec of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano that she will take steps to make the internet more friendly but she needs sites that should be banned. Please brainstorm here

Sincerely, Howard Dean M.D.

Get the ball rolling here are some sites <---Opposing party <---Conservatard watering hole <---See <---Ran against Obama and attacking him now. <---Sarah "Carabou Barbie" Palin's "Political Action Committee."
has a bunch of firearms sites and a ton of others.

Ideas on how to better group people based on race

As we all know, the power of the individual is great. People are much better controlled if they live with a collectivist mentality. Seeing as skin color is an easy way of grouping people (everyone has skin color!) we need to come up with better ways to nurture that collectivist spirit of racism.

We seem to be doing well here on the forums but we need to take this thing global. Once people lose their individuality they become our pawns. It's easier to push government as the solution if people have that group mentality as opposed to being individuals with their own unique thoughts.

One thing I was looking at was getting racist laws passed in Congress. Any law passed that deals with race seperates the races further. Maybe pass some laws giving one race certain privileges or punish another race. The more seperating the better.

Whatever race, let me hear your ideas.

Things are going to change I can feel it.


However, some do quote the famous:

"The white man will cower in his fear, admiration and respect. In fact, whites will become our pets." Said by Louis Farrakhan to John Moses Browning over lunch.

Then for us Texans, a special message:

We should give Texas to the messicans

Texas is full of two kinds of people. Messicans and racist white people. If you look at history, you will see that we stole Texas from the minorities a long time ago. We used it for our selfish needs and I think it's time we give it back. We are entering a new world government where all people are equal. Since BHO will be taking all the "private property" to redistribute (communism) I thought this would be a good gesture to our comrades to the south.After all, BHO will erradicate the borders soon for the NAU and you don't want our new citizens mad at us do you?

and another

think my Strong Black President should pass some laws to get the gun out of the hands of the Texas red neck and then tell the Mexicans that the place belongs to them.......the Mexicans will know how to handle the beer bellied Hillbillies then we make a deal to split the oil rescources and assets of the Texas Hillbillies that have been brought to justice with the brothers

Killing 2 birds with one stone is the kind of Politics my Strong Black President believe in.

And Whitey wont know what the fxxx hit him (word deleted lyn)

Then my favorite intelligent response from someone:

In one of his rallies, Obama stated that he had visited 57 states. If we annex Mexico, that would make 58----------- then they argue about how Texas should be handled.

and I thought we all needed to know the new vocabulary.

Vocabulary for the new age

Feel free to suggest additions to this vocab list, I'm a very busy man or else I would write it all now. The suggestions of racists, Republicans, individualists, trolls, and morons will be ignored. In the spirit of Obama grassroots go forth and share this list with friends and family once it nears completion.

government - the leading body of a nation state, instituted as a means to achieving stability and dealing with social conflict.
rights - privileges given to the citizenry in exchange for their obedience and patriotism
patriotism - believing in one's political leaders enough to make the necessary sacrifices required to meet the nation's challenges
economics - largely a pseudoscience developed as a means for capitalist lobbyists to justify oppression and selfishness
individualism - philosophical justification for selfishness
individualist - one suffering the unconscious delusion of being the center of the universe
collectivism - the political principle of making certain sacrifices for the greater good
Constitution - Written document that establishes the structure of government in Amerika. A largely outdated document, completely unsuited to deal with modern problems if it were not for the necessary and proper clause.

on Social Security:

Should social security be 4 blacks only... because of slavery

ya man i think all white people shuld have to give the black people there share of the socal securety. then well get twice as much! because of slavery, its only fair


Them keeping a list and checking it twice.

....Ok, if you see a car with a bumper sticker or anything about freedom or liberty or hatred for taxes or one of those "nobamba" bumper stickers or anything that is against the government or Obama, do what you can to mark down the license plate number. Maybe the make and model of the car, I bet we might be able to get a statistical probability based on make and model to just go after all of a certain type of car. The government will have need for such a list pretty soon.

I saw one this morning so I'll start the list:

License Plate: IM1337 - Texas
Silver Cadillac Escalade
Infraction: Ron Paul 2008 bumper sticker and a little "don't tread on me" sign....


And check out the "Obama" quote at the end of this:
Anyone overheard doubting President Obama should be immediately reported to local officials. Make the jobs of local officials easier by posting any dissent you may have overheard in the elevator from one of your coworkers, while drinking a beer at the local sports bar, or by strangers buying groceries at the grocery store, or reading Conservative books and other racist publications at the library.Remember to jot down as much information as possible about them. Height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc. Try to sneak a photograph of them with your cell phone, but be careful and don't let them see you.License plate numbers, social security information, FEMA records, criminal background checks: post it all here. Remember, in the great words of President Obama: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!"
Then the pics of how the feel about him. (She posted a pic, I'm not going to post it here)

My point to all this negativity? We have to continue to fight, His grassroots movement is not going to stop, some of them are dangerous to us and to the country, and we have to Watch Washington. The stimulus proves that things that are not good for the country will pass. Groups have got to come together in order for us to succeed. Stay with your group, but groups working together is going to be key in this mission.

W.A.M. has gotten started with a Watch Washington and Media Reform. We need to get volunteers working together in order to be ahead on all that is going on. We need a focus. We need strategy. Together we will succeed. Divided we could fail.

He has his grassroots and All the groups working together can beat them.

I do not want to imagine that he will be in the office for four years but we need to make sure that he is not in there longer.

Sarah Palin has a huge following. She does not push her views on others and she is one that represents working mothers. Some women are afraid of her but many know how hard it is to be in that category and will be there to fight for Sarah as President. We need someone who is not afraid of a fight against Obama and I think she has plenty of time to get her gameplan in order and will be the one who can handle the battle.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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RSC Update: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

From the Chairman
Today is a sad one for the future of our great nation, as the President has signed the terribly misguided non-stimulus package. Democrats have squandered an opportunity to address our economic problems by delivering a massive bill that is more focused on growing government than growing the economy. The country is looking for a real solution, yet the majority delivered only a borrow-and-spend bill that will prolong our economic turmoil and indebt future generations.

The legislation failed the American people on both process and policy. Ignoring their own calls for bipartisanship, Democrats completely shut out Republicans and the American people by crafting the legislation behind closed doors. In turn, the final product was a hodgepodge of pet projects and pork instead of sound economic policies.

Yet, there was one positive product of the vote last week. In a strong signal of principle and unified desire for a better approach, the legislation did not receive a single vote of House Republican support. It is important for American families to know that Republicans are on the side of economic growth and real job creation, not more borrowing and spending. And your support in fighting this misguided legislation is greatly appreciated.

Now we must set out to hold the majority and administration accountable for the generational theft they have committed by enacting this legislation. We will demand strict oversight on the disbursement of these funds and vocally inform the American people of the waste and abuse that the bill has created. This was surely a setback, but we will not let it to go without fighting back. With your continued support, we can shine a light on the ugliness of their so-called stimulus and continue to pursue real economic solutions.

Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA)
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity
Every week, Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. With unbridled federal spending once again Washington’s leading issue, Republicans have been busy spreading their message.

New York Times: Thirty Years Later, a Return to Stagflation
Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01)
Congress has made a terrible mistake. Amid a rhetorical debate centered on words like “crisis,” “emergency” and “catastrophe,” it acted too fast. While arguments were made about the stimulus bill’s specific components — taxpayer money for condoms, new green cars and golf carts for federal bureaucrats, another round of rebate checks — its more dangerous consequences were overlooked. And now the package threatens a return to the kind of stagflation last seen in the 1970s. (Read more)

Flash Report: The Un-Stimulating Stimulus
Rep. Ed Royce (CA-40)
Under the guise of an attempt to stimulate the economy, today the Democratic leadership in the House will push through a massive increase in government spending that experts say will do little or nothing to create jobs. Unfortunately, the bill does little more than create 31 new government programs and provide additional funding for 73 existing programs while boosting pork-barrel spending. (Read more)

TownHall: Rationing Health Care Creates Jobs?
Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03)
Every day Americans learn about another outrageous, irrelevant spending provision in Democrats’ so-called stimulus bill. There’s money for global warming. There’s money for sex education. There’s money for Amtrak. There’s money for unions. There’s money to buy new cars and office space for bureaucrats. They’re even doing golf course renovations. Who knows, maybe they’ll even fix-up my rain gutter. But here’s the bottom line: this bill has everything except economic stimulus. It’s just one big, sordid payback for Democrat special interests. (Read more)

The Hill: Cure Should Not Be Worse than the Disease
Rep. Buck McKeon (CA-25)Given the challenges facing America’s healthcare system, it seems safe to move beyond the question of whether we need reform to focus our attention on how that reform should be accomplished. Because the ‘how’ matters. If we don’t approach healthcare reform carefully, we could destroy one of the few parts of the system that actually works. (Read more)

RSC Legislative ActivityRSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) to introduce Healthcare Choices for Seniors Act
Rep. Blackburn’s bill allows seniors to delay Medicare coverage and retain their health savings account (HSA) without penalty. To give our seniors more choice in their own healthcare, the “Healthcare Choices for Seniors Act” splits the connection between Social Security and Medicare, provides a voucher for those that opt-out of Medicare in return for their years of paying Medicare payroll taxes, and allows individuals to continue tax-free contributions to their HSA. (Read more)

Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05) Preparing Letter Urging Guantanamo Detainees Kept Off U.S. Soil
“I am writing to express my concern with the potential transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States, and to ask you to join me in a letter to President Obama urging him not to move the detainees to any location on U.S. soil…Military prisons in the U.S. also have limited capacity and resources. Transferring Guantanamo detainees to any of these facilities will significantly decrease space, resources, and attention available for domestic military and civilian criminals in an already over-crowded environment.” (Read more)

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter to introduce Military Recruitment Protection Act
Under current law, high schools receiving funds under the No Child Left Behind Act must provide military recruiters the same access to school campuses and basic contact information that is provided to colleges and universities. Schools also are required to notify parents of their right to “opt-out” by submitting a written request that contact information not be released. Since passage of the law in 2003, some school administrators and liberal activist groups have tried to deny access to military recruiters. (Read more)

House Floor Activity
The following key legislation saw a vote on the House floor this week:

The American Recovery and Investment Act (H.R. 1), also known as the Democrats’ Non-Stimulus bill, is the largest borrowing-and-spending bill in American history. The 1,100-page bill was rammed through Congress by the Democrat Majority before any member was able to read its contents – despite the $1.1 trillion overall price tag. The bill is full of handouts for Democrat pet projects and even includes a foundation for government-run health care. Rather than focusing on pro-growth, market based solutions, Democrats instead insisted upon spending a mountain of taxpayer money, sticking future generations with the debt. Seven Democrats joined a united Republican Conference in voting against the bill. Passed 246-183.

Money Monitor
Each week, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

Five-year cost of authorizations passed by the House this week: $540.5 million
H.R. 908 (Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program): $25.0 million
H.R. 488 (Elder Abuse Victims Act) $233.0 million
H.R. 632 (National Silver Alert Act): $70.0 million
H.R. 554 (National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments: $11.5 million
H.R. 631 (Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act: $101.0 million
H.R. 469: Produced Water Utilization Act: $100.0 million
Five-year cost of authorizations passed by the House this year: $690.8 million

Mandatory Spending
Five-year change in mandatory spending passed by the House this week: $274.4 billion
H.R. 1 (Conference Report, American Recovery and Investment Act): $274.4 billion
Five-year change in mandatory spending passed by the House this year: $333.4 billion

One-year cost of appropriations passed by the House this week:
Fiscal Year 2008: $0
Fiscal Year 2009: $288.7 billion
Fiscal Year 2010: $7.1 billion
Fiscal Year 2011: $4.6 billion
One-year coast of appropriations passed by the House this year:
Fiscal Year 2008: $0
Fiscal Year 2009: $288.7 billion
Fiscal Year 2010: $66.5 billion
Fiscal Year 2011: $4.6 billion

Five-year change in revenue passed by the House this week: -$211.8 billion
Five-year change in revenue passed by the House this year: -$171.7 billion

Stimulus Stuff

Stimulus Law Does Not Require All Americans to Enter Their Medical Records Into National System, Dems Say
( – Two top House Democrats told on Friday that a section in the $787-billion economic stimulus bill that requires the creation of “electronic health records for each person in the United States by 2014” does not mean that the medical records of every American must be included in the system. “You mean that everyone has to be in the database?” House Health Subcommittee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) said when asked him if the provision was mandatory. “I don’t think so.”

‘Exceptions’ in Stimulus Bill Allow Sale of Health Records
( – It could become easier to sell and exchange the health information of Americans under the economic stimulus package that awaits President Barack Obama’s signature on Tuesday. Although the legislation says there is a “prohibition on sale of electronic health records or protected health information,” there are five pages of exceptions to the prohibition, including research, treatment of an individual, or a decision by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to wave the prohibition.

Final Stimulus Bill Totals 1,071 Pages: Includes Money for Lunch, Preschool, and ‘Summer Jobs for Youth’
( – The stimulus spending bill passed by Congress Friday contains massive new spending for free school lunches, the Head Start program, and the postponed digital television transition. The 1,071-page bill was published late Thursday evening. Some of the bill’s other provisions include: $140 million for volcano monitoring systems; $1.6 billion to the Department of Energy for undefined “Science”; and $2.5 billion to provide high-speed Internet to rural Americans.

From Congressman Tom Price, GA: Spending Bill Passes, Fight for Serious Long-Term Solutions Continues

Last week, Congress passed a massive $800 billion borrow-and-spend package, fittingly, on Friday the 13th. It was truly a sad day for those who care about fiscal responsibility. Instead of making the American people a priority, partisans in Washington made their agenda a top priority. While the country is looking for a real solution, all Congress could deliver was the largest spending bill in American history.

One of the most startling provisions of the package is one that has not received nearly enough attention – the groundwork for government-run health care. The Majority chose to use an economic crisis to advance a political agenda. Now that this legislation is in place, it is more important than ever to make sure that the patient-physician relationship is not destroyed in the name of more government intervention.

Of course, it might have been easy for some members of Congress to miss these health care provisions. After all, the bill is over 1,000 pages long, and Congress had less than 15 hours to review it. Without even a chance for any Member to read the bill, Congress passed it and handed off another trillion dollars worth of debt to our children and grandchildren. Without question, the so-called “stimulus” was poorly handled in every way – from overt partisanship to shoddy procedure to irresponsible policy.

While this mega-spending bill seriously hinders our ability to restore America’s prosperity, it is important to keep working toward serious long-term solutions. Though I know the bill is wrong, I will fight to make sure that Congress fulfills its obligation to oversee how these funds are used. Moving forward, both sides must come together to produce solutions that foster real economic growth and limit government spending, so that America may once again thrive.

From Americans for Prosperity

By the way, today when the President says this is a carefully drawn, fiscally responsible bill consider what is in the final legislation:

- Billions in outright pork and wasteful spending:
$300 million for buying cars for federal bureaucrats;
$3.7 billion for something called “green research” on military bases;
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts;
$2 billion for “neighborhood stabilization” to radical groups like ACORN;
$1.3 billion for Amtrak;
$10 million for"urban canals"(I'm not making this up); etc.

- The Road to Government Run Health Care
$1.1 billion for “comparative effectiveness research” that will establish a federal government board to begin rationing health care by having bureaucrats deciding which medical treatments will be appropriate for which Americans. (Page 52 of final conference report)

- Overturning the Historic Welfare Reform of 1996
$264 billion for direct welfare payments while overturning the historic welfare reform of 1996.The Pelos\Reid\Obama bill will reward states with federal welfare funds based on the number of people they put on their welfare rolls – a perverse incentive that will in effect give states “bonuses” for adding more people to welfare rolls AND work requirements are ignored in this legislation.

- $53.6 billion for a "state stabilization fund" otherwise known as a slush fund
This massive infusion of our tax dollars is designed to alleviate the need for genuine budget reform and cutting at the state level.

So, when you hear folks saying this Pelosi\Reid\Obama "stimulus" bill was a "compromise" that cut waste to the bone while focusing only on "shovel ready" priorities, call them on it!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We don't matter

Want to know the real reason they're rushing to push the scamulus bill through so fast? Once it passes, you and I will no longer matter.

Over the next two years all the little bits and pieces in the scamulus that most of those voting for it haven't read will become reality.

By the time the next election rolls around our voices will just be meaningless chatter that no one hears. Chances are talk radio will be dead. The Unions will be another arm of government and workers will be under their thumbs. Your health care will be decided by some moron in a government office.

Think IRS on steroids and that's what we'll have running every aspect of our lives. Free speech? Sure, within the guidelines set by the bureaucrats.

We may not have a group titled "illegal" alien as they'll be voting citizens with the same rights as you and I.

ACORN will be in charge of voter registration.

I could go on and on about where we're quite possibly heading, all heralded and made possible with today's vote on the stimulus.

If you're wondering why only a few of us are yelling and screaming about what's getting ready to happen, turn off talk radio, turn off your computer, turn off Fox News and act like the majority. They get one minute of news on their favorite rock station - maybe. They listen to the mainstream media news at 5 or 6 - maybe. They read the headlines in their local newspaper - maybe.

They are busy taking the kids to school, trying not to be late to work, grocery shopping or watching American Idol.

If you're wondering why Congress is ignoring their jammed phone lines, fax machines and inboxes, it's because once this is through we won't matter. They have a goal, they have the votes thanks to three turncoat traitorous Republicans in name only and they don't need us. They know that by the time the next election rolls around, the vast majority will be on government welfare in some form. They know the voices of opposition will be muted or shut down entirely.

With the help of the mainstream media and Hollywood, our current batch of elected officials will have everything they've ever wanted.

Wait until you see how the political elite run our country. Those who are miserable now are going to look back on these days as paradise in a few years.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stop a Pro-Abortion, Anti-Parental Rights, Pornography Advocate from Going to the Justice Department!

Any day now, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation of David Ogden to become President Barack Obama's Deputy Attorney General. Mr. Ogden has built a career on representing views and companies that most Americans find repulsive. In his career he has argued against parents being notified that their 14-year old girl had an abortion, saying that "there is no qualitative . . . difference between minors . . . and adults."

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Mr. Ogden has argued that women who have had abortions suffer no detrimental consequences and instead feel "relief and happiness" after aborting their children.

Mr. Ogden has also profited from representing pornographers and in attacking legislation designed to ban child pornography. The Department of Justice should not have a porn lawyer as its Deputy Attorney General, a position tasked with making the most important decisions of the department. Now he is nominated to help enforce the very laws he has built a career upon attacking!

Please contact your Senator today!

Thank you and God bless you.

Stop a Pro-Abortion, anti-parental rights, pornography advocate from going to the Justice Department!

Tony Perkins

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stimulus Stories

Democrats Have Mixed Opinions on Borrowing Money From China to Pay for Stimulus( – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said he is concerned about the fact that much of the money for the $800-billion-plus stimulus bill must be borrowed from foreign sources, including China. But another top Democrat, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), told that he doesn’t see “a problem” in the U.S. borrowing money from China for the stimulus.


Obama woos GOP sens. one at a time
By Alexander Bolton
President Obama is lobbying Republican senators personally on his economic stimulus package, which failed to attract a single GOP vote in the House. READ MORE


Senate Lacks Votes to Pass Stimulus: Democrats Trying to Trim$900 Billion Plan to Gain GOP Support (By Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane)


White House Cheat Sheet: Polling the Stimulus


NYT: Both Parties Move to Aid Homeowners


AP: Obama economic recovery plan tops $900B, could go higher if homebuyer tax break sweetened


Obama Pushes Recovery Package to Some Skeptical Senate Democrats
White House ( – President Barack Obama met with Senate Democrats at the White House Monday, as the near $900-billion economic stimulus package appeared to be less of a sure thing than it was one week ago. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) has expressed reservations about spending in the bill as too much pork, and he may not be the only member of his party with those concerns, said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).


Some relief ahead for troubled US mortgagesAs more than 5 million Americans fall behind, banks signal new willingness to reduce principal.,47vl,er,ddx2,ipox,mbr4,k497


Which stimulus is better: tax cuts or spending?Some analysts say government spending is more reliable because consumers often pocket tax breaks.,47vl,er,ea2c,gapd,mbr4,k497


McCain Circulates Stimulus Petition to Supporters By Tracey Todd
For the first time since November, former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) sent an e-mail to his list campaign's list of supporters. His message: oppose the stimulus. VIEW NOW


Congress to Find Out Where $350 Billion in Bailout Money Went, Say Democrats( - Since Congress passed the Troubled Asset Relief Program last year, many banks that received cash infusions from the Treasury Department’s first $350 billion installment have declined to tell Congress or the American people exactly how they spent the funds. Democratic leaders in the House now say they are pressing for greater accountability.


The cheap stimulus option: Stop hyping bad economic newsIs the media reporting the recession - or worsening it?,47vl,er,aviz,3acz,mbr4,k497

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More reasons NOT to like the "stimulus" package from FRC

#TCOT - A Day Late and a Trillion Dollars Short

According to Gallup, the only thing growing faster than America's debt is popular displeasure with Obama's stimulus plan. Although a slim majority of voters approved of the idea last week (52%), confidence in the package is plunging--and fast. Today, according to the Gallup poll, only 38 percent of respondents said they support the pork and payoff bill, and most are doubtful that creating 32 new government programs will help the economy this year--if ever.

Perhaps they, like us, are concerned by President Obama's statement yesterday. "Once it's passed, you will be able to see how every penny in this plan is being spent."

By then, Mr. President, it will be too late!

For an idea of just how much this boondoggle basket will cost compared to past government expenses, Bianco Research did some number crunching. Not one of the following projects came remotely close to topping Obama's $1.1 trillion stimulus plan.

Marshall Plan: Cost: $12.7 billion (adjustment for inflation $115.3 billion)
Louisiana Purchase: Cost: $15 million (adjustment for inflation $217 billion)
Race to the Moon: Cost: $36.4 billion (adjustment for inflation $237 billion)
Korean War: Cost: $54 billion (adjustment for inflation $454 billion)
The New Deal: Cost: $32 billion (estimated), (adjustment for inflation $500 billion, approximately)
Invasion of Iraq: Cost: $551 billion (adjustment for inflation $597 billion)
Vietnam War: Cost: $111 billion (adjustment for inflation $698 billion)

A new post on the FRC Blog itemizes what a trillion dollars could buy, with help from the book What We Could Have Done with the Money.

Instead of giving tax breaks to Hollywood or sponsoring transgender beauty pageants, Congress could give every man, woman, and child in the U.S. a check for $3,400. Now that's real economic stimulus!

Additional Resources FRC Blog: What Would You Buy with a Trillion Dollars?

Ogden Gnashing, Justice Dept Nominee --- Troubling

#TCOT - President Obama is on his 15th day in office and his fourth nomination controversy. While the nation is distracted by a trio of tax scandals, other high-profile candidates are squeaking by unnoticed.

One nominee at the Justice Department, David Ogden, nominee for Deputy Attorney General, stands out.

Our research uncovered a lot of troubling details about Ogden--not the least of which is his long history of extreme anti-family views. On the issue of life, he has fought for taxpayer funding of abortion, for jailing peaceful protestors, against notifying parents whose minor children are seeking abortions, and against informing women of the emotional risks of abortion.

He's been an outspoken proponent of specials rights for homosexuals, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and unfettered access to pornography--even in public libraries.

President Obama is considering Ogden for a top post in an agency created to enforce the same laws that he built a profitable career opposing.

Join us in sounding the alarm over his appointment. Ogden's committee hearing is Thursday, so please contact your senators today to oppose his confirmation. To read more on Mr. Ogden's dangerous positions, visit Change Watch at

Additional Resources FRC Blog: Change Watch Backgrounder: David Ogden

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