Tag Archives: economic stimulus

Sending Us Over the Cliff

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With every news outlet parroting the term, “Fiscal Cliff”, we see amazingly divergent opinions on what put us at this impasse. Conservatives and liberals are actively counting on fixing the blame on each other. But our trouble is nothing new. To understand it, simply look to African countries that have suffered leftist revolutions. The pattern is simple: once in power, take everything you can steal, and give it to your biggest supporters (e.g., take productive farms from their hard working owners, and give them to your gang of thugs, who will squander everything they touch, leaving the ground fallow and ruined).

A case in point is Wynton Hall’s article in Brietbart.com:

TESLA CEO BUYS $17 MILLION MANSION; GOT $465 MILLION GOVT. LOAN

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/28/Tesla-CEO-Buys-17-Million-Mansion-Got-465-Million-Govt-Loan

Obama’s Economic Advisor Thinks America is “Pretty Darn F*cked”

Christina Romer, 52, was appointed by Barry Soetoro to be the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. After she [social]engineered Obama’s and the Democratic Congress’ “job-creating” stimulus package, she quit and returned to being Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics (an endowed chair) at the University of California, Berkeley.

The stimulus ended up decidedly unstimulating to the US economy. Instead, according to none other than the Congressional Budget Office, the stimulus cost the federal government another $787 billion in deficits.

Last Friday Night, August 5, 2011, Romer decided she’s now a comedienne and used the crashing U.S. economy — that she had a hand in crashing — as her “ha ha” act.

Appearing on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”, Romer said that the S&P credit downgrade was a sign that the country is “pretty darn fucked.” (at the 0:29 mark)

At which, the audience laughed and laughed, and Romer’s fat face scrunched up in a big smile — ’cause, you know, it’s just so darn funny that America our country is in such economic dire straits! Yuck, Yuck! Hardy har har!

Then Romer says, “Policy would be better if we listened to the experts” such as herself.

When foul-mouthed Maher lashes out at Romer for her dogged defense of the president, saying to her, “Fuck you! He fucked up. He’s not your boyfriend,” Romer defends Skippy: “He made lots of good decisions, and they were based on science, they were based on the evidence, they were based on the best evidence that he had.”

Then Romer declares that the problem with the stimulus is that “it should have been even bigger” and recommends a second even bigger stimulus.

Einstein was right. Truly, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.

H/t Daily Caller, via Uncoverage.

~Eowyn

Obama and the Mark of the Beast

“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Book of Revelation 13:17-18)

Yesterday, Fellowship’s wonderful writer DCG published a post, “Stumulus Was a Bust,”about a report released by the Obama administration last Friday before the long July 4 weekend. The timing was intentional in order to elude media attention to the report’s contents because the “Seventh Quarterly Report” was on the dismal economic impact of Obama’s fiscal “stimulus.”

Obama’s economic “stimulus” did very little, if anything, to stimulate the economy, and a whole lot to stimulate the debt.

Written by the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors, a group of three economists who were all handpicked by Obama, the report nevertheless admits that Obama’s “stimulus” has added or saved just under 2.4 million jobs — whether private or public — at a cost to taxpayers of $278,000 per job.

Every headline writer emphasized the “$278,000 per job.” No one seems to have noticed the fact that the total (to date) of Obama’s ineffective and extremely costly “stumulus” is:

$666 billion

Mere coincidence? Or a sign?

~Eowyn

Obama Stimulus for Dummies

Given the sluggish economy, before long we taxpayers will receive another “Economic Stimulus” payment.

This is indeed a very exciting but confusing program. Being patriotic Americans, our mission is to help you understand with the following Q & A format:

Q.  What is an “Economic Stimulus payment”?

A.  It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q.  Where will the government get this money?

A.  From taxpayers.

Q.  So the government is giving me back my own money?

A.  Only a smidgen of it.

Q.  What is the purpose of this payment?

A.  The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q.  But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?

A.  Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U.S. economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

  • If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China, Indonesia or Sri Lanka.
  • If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs.
  • If you purchase a computer, it will go to India or Taiwan.
  • If you purchase fruits and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and China.
  • If you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan, South Korea, and in 5 years, China.
  • If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.
  • And if you buy a bunch of useless stuff, it for sure will go to China.

Instead, keep the money in America by:

  1. Spending it at yard sales (it’s called “recycling”!), or
  2. Buying produce at your local farmer’s market, or
  3. Going to ball games, or
  4. Spending it on prostitutes, or
  5. Beer or tattoos.

(These are the only American businesses still operating in the U.S.)

Conclusion: Go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute whom you met at the farmer’s market or a yard sale and drink beer all day.

No need to thank us. We’re just doing our patriotic duty and glad we could be of help!

H/t Betty.

~Steve & Eowyn