Monday, March 30, 2009

Stimulus

6 comments:

bestgrandkidsever said...

The new definition of the gift that keeps on giving--or it that taking?

Derek said...

At least this administration is telling us what they're up to. The last one took the blank check aka The PATRIOT Act and went off torturing people. Torture is a war crime, regardless of who you're torturing.

Lois said...

Either way, all the power that the government is now assuming is getting creepy--scary!

Zachary Pierre said...

I love justifying current wrongs by bringing up past ones. It makes everyting OK!

Derek said...

My implcation was not that I prefer these tactics, but I find it odd that suddenly the Republicans are enraged by the same things they had previously advocated.

For instance, Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker back in December said this related to United Auto Workers wages-

"They have to agree to have a contract in place that puts them on parity—on parity with companies like Toyota and Nissan and Volkswagen and other companies here in our country."

And then yesterday, in response to the President's request that the CEO of GM step down-

“This is a major power grab by the White House—a marked departure from the past, truly breathtaking. It should send a chill through all Americans who believe in free enterprise.”

So, it‘s not chilling to free enterprise for politicians to go after blue-collar people who work for a living but it is chilling to free enterprise to go after the CEOs of the same companies? That's a very, very, very strange thermostat.

Zachary Pierre said...

That's a very good argument & I agree completely. However, don't pretend that it only happens on the right.

I seem to remember that Obama was opposed to lobbyists being in his administration right up until he put them there. He was also against earmarks, then signed a bill full of them.

Both side of Washington are broken.