7/15/09

Senators Reed and Whithouse

I thought this letter was pretty astute. I have grave concerns that a great deal of the stimulus money will be sqandered, as the government generally is not very good at controling things.

I also question why, if the economy is in fact beginning to show signs of bottoming out, and perhaps some distant signs of improvement, this administration is trying to rush through the stimulus money as opposed to stopping it.
Thoughts?
John White

4 comments:

  1. Alice makes a great point about the speed with which our "representatives" are willing to spend the incomes of our grandchildren. The fact is that less than 10% of the first stimulus package has even been spent and yet is becoming more and more apparent that it is not and will not work. For some reason, our people in government to not realize that before they can put anything into the economy they first have to take it out of the economy (plus "a little something" for themselves and those who must administer the programs).

    Now, of course, they must also move a lightening speed to pass a universal healthcare bill that no one has read and on which there will be little or no debate (who can debate what they have not even read).

    Alice is right - we must remove these people from office and replace them with people who have a view of a limited role for government that is consistent with the framers of the Constitution, regardless of their party affiliation.

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  2. The next stimulus (if one does in fact come forward) is likely to be as porked up as the previous one. Not nearly enough of the money in the last stimulus was spent in a way that actually did any stimulating.

    Ken Block

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  3. Let the present stimulus do its job. The last thing we need rightr now is to spend billions more.

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  4. Sending? These people are so out of touch with taxpayer reality that it hurts. Three weeks ago I e-mailed Jack Reed to express my concerns regarding the costs of universal health care. Yesterday, I received his comments, which I quote in part:

    "I believe that comprehensive health reform is necessary to ensure long term economic stability. Reforming our health care system is also a crucial element of starting to clear the mountain of debt run up by the Bush Administration."

    My response to him was that the Democrats now created and own the largest debt in human history; it's not about Bush anymore. I then asked the Senator to explain how spending trillions of taxpayer dollars will "ensure economic stability".

    I breathlessly await his reply, if he stoops to respond. This Congress has to go.

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