Obama in Stimulus Wonderland!
By: John Lillpop
Who would have imagined that Walt Disney’s magical film, “Alice in Wonderland,” from 1951 would be a model for the Obama presidency?
In particular, the Rabbit who ran about declaring “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!” seems to capture the president’s mood with regard to the trillion dollar, leftist boondoggle mistakenly referred to as a “recovery” plan.
From Bloomberg.com, in part, this:
“President Barack Obama prodded lawmakers to complete work on a $900 billion economic stimulus package as Senate Democratic leaders faced calls from their own party and from Republicans for changes to the measure.
â€œLetâ€™s not make the perfect the enemy of the essential,â€ Obama said while acknowledging criticisms of the plan. â€œA failure to act and to act now will turn crisis into catastrophe and guarantee a longer recession.â€
Sounds eerily like, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!” does it not? No time to use common sense when spending a trillion dollars of taxpayer money, right?
Actually, Obama’s panic alert sounds very much like the words that former President Bush used last September when he warned Congress that failure to approve a $700 billion bailout could send the fragile U.S. economy over the edge.
After signing the hysteria-driven bill on October 4, President Bush made the following statement:
“By coming together on this legislation, we have acted boldly to prevent the crisis on Wall Street from becoming a crisis in communities across our country.”
That bail out, which totaled more than $800 billion by the time it was signed into law, turned out to be a folly of epic proportions.
To begin with, about $350 billion was stashed in a white envelope marked “CRISIS,” hidden under the carpet in Henry Paulson’s office.
Four months later, those “emergency” funds have yet to be disbursed.
Which begs the question, “Just What the Hell is a ‘crisis’ in Washington parlance?”
Of the bail out money that was spent, no one in government knows exactly where all of it went, although it appears that billions were spent on matters unrelated to the banking crises.
Senate Republicans must remain firm in their opposition to the $900 billion monster that Obama and the Democrats want to dump on the backs of generations to follow.
To counter Obama’s silly argument, try one of the following:
“Let’s not turn the essential into a feeding trough for liberal pork!” or “Haste makes waste!”