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Obama wants 50 Billion in additional Stimulus Spending! Is that a GOOD IDEA or BAD IDEA ?

Drue-AFCL 2012/12/01 12:06:14
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  • betz 2012/12/01 12:14:17
    BAD IDEA
    betz
    +16
    Dear Lord in Heaven....how long will it take this man to come to the conclusion that it does not work? We can't keep spending money we do not have. What's his plan...another Cash for Clunkers? Dear God help us all.
    Quite honestly I wish the man would head for Hawaii and stay there for the next 4 years. Don't let him put a pen in his hand and don't let him surround himself with any of his cronies. Just allow him to frolic in the sea and enjoy his 4 years without coming up with anymore inane ideas. Anybody want to help chip in for the flight over there?

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  • Frank Stephens 2012/12/04 01:49:03
    BAD IDEA
    Frank Stephens
    +1
    President started in 2008 as the president without leadership ability, and proves after 4 years he's learned nothing. Many economic leaders have told us that if we don’t act, our nation will fall into another painful recession—pushing unemployment back up over 9 percent, threatening our children’s ability to get a good paying job, and putting seniors’ retirements at risk.

    Obama campaigned on a so-called balanced approach to solve this crisis.

    But what he proposed is a classic bait and switch on the American people—a tax increase double the size of what he campaigned on, billions of dollars in new stimulus spending and an unlimited, unchecked authority to borrow even more from the Chinese.

    Maybe I missed it but I don’t recall him asking for any of that during the presidential campaign! Obama's ideas are so radical that they -- never mind -- the American people aren't listening anyway.
  • Avenged7 2012/12/03 17:26:53
    GOOD IDEA
    Avenged7
    It's not only a good idea but a needed idea. The right wing in this country, with their power with the wealthy, large corporation, and the media, have brain washed the public that taxes are bad. So in the meantime our infrastructure is falling a part. It is in the relm of 3rd world status. The U. S. has the lowest taxes in the world of industrial countries, but that isn't good enough for the greed gang. Economist say the 50 billion is not enough to fix the infrastructure in this country, in fact it's just a drop in the bucket.

    It's really funny how Republican administrations get away with running up the debt, such as wars tax cuts bailing out wall street, and the the Tea Party people never said a thing, not even a whimper. Same goes for the media, but as soon as Obama comes into office, the right wing screams their head off that Obama is running the country into bankruptcy, and the 16 trillion is all his fault. Now that's hypocrisy at the ultimate.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/12/03 17:07:14
    BAD IDEA
    RJeffreySavlov
    +1
    Can't spend what you don't have.
  • Writing on the wallz 2012/12/03 15:06:39
    BAD IDEA
    Writing on the wallz
    +1
    maybe i'm wrong but tell me... has he ever had a good idea since he has been elected and... reelected? just saying but when the Mayans predicted the end of the world... i think either A) they predicted obama's reelection B)hostess goes out of business and leaves us twinkieless C)our planet if gunna be completely mutilated by some ungodly force.... :P
  • JOHN C 2012/12/03 15:03:15
    BAD IDEA
    JOHN C
    +1
    bad idea
  • S Perkins 2012/12/03 14:10:21
  • AM 2012/12/03 14:09:07
  • Ashley 2012/12/03 14:01:48
    BAD IDEA
    Ashley
    +1
    Just give us the money is tax cuts, we will stimuate the economy.
  • Old Timer 2012/12/03 11:57:18
    BAD IDEA
    Old Timer
    +1
    Pay back for his CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS
  • DuncanONeil 2012/12/03 05:42:32
    BAD IDEA
    DuncanONeil
    +1
    Very bad idea! As is his so-called balanced approach. Any place that tried it for their economy has failed.
  • Pedalpusher 2012/12/03 05:08:43
    BAD IDEA
    Pedalpusher
    +1
    Look at what he's done so far and now that he got re-elected he's gone on a $4 million dollar vacation, just as we're fixing to go over the fiscal cliff!!
  • Charles E 2012/12/03 04:37:38
    BAD IDEA
    Charles E
    +1
    Like his past stimulus programs there will be little economic activity generated.

    But like his past stimulus programs, there will be lots of paybacks to his supporters and donors.
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2012/12/03 03:52:58
  • Mo 2012/12/03 00:30:31
    BAD IDEA
    Mo
    +1
    All his ideas are bad.
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/12/02 22:50:15
    BAD IDEA
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    Gosh 878 billion stimulus in 2009 what did that stimulate? Not a freaking thing. And dipstick wants 50 billion more? When is this moron going to wake up?
  • Drue-AFCL Swampdo... 2012/12/02 23:17:10
    Drue-AFCL
    +1
    He will never wake up.
  • Swampdo... Drue-AFCL 2012/12/02 23:28:30
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    While he sleeps we are living his nightmare. Just remember GOD is in control.
  • Drue-AFCL Swampdo... 2012/12/02 23:37:58
    Drue-AFCL
    +1
    That is true. I sometimes get extremely frustrated and forget that HE is in total control! Thank you for reminding me : )
  • MW121 2012/12/02 17:16:00
    BAD IDEA
    MW121
    +1
    for what.. more waste.. so he wants more taxes and wants to waste more money.. No wonder the reps won't budge in the house.. good for them.. Hold ground...
  • Bronar 2012/12/02 15:59:49
    BAD IDEA
    Bronar
    +1
    Saddling future generations with massive debt payments (and their economies as well) is never a good idea.
  • James Moore 2012/12/02 15:23:32
    BAD IDEA
    James Moore
    +1
    This will only hurt our economy now. Taxes from job creation make the revenue. Homes sold make the revenue for states, cities and counties to operate. Everything is integrated and there is no escape from the short fall of fiscal cliff. How much taxes need to be extracted from wealthy, middle class and poor needs to be closely researched. Adjust properly to a meager capitalistic means for all.
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/12/02 14:54:16
    BAD IDEA
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +2
    He doesn't need more money to waste, this money is only stimulating the greed for more free money.
  • S. Gompers 2012/12/02 14:52:45
    BAD IDEA
    S. Gompers
    +2
    Not that I am pro stimulus, but there are very distinct differences between the old version vs. the new version. The Work Projects Administration (WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unskilled workers to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. It also employed artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. Writers documented local and state histories, artists painted murals and other works for new federal post offices and other buildings.

    The WPA provided food for children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing. Almost every community in the United States had a new park, bridge or school constructed by the agency. The WPA's initial appropriation in 1935 was for $4.9 billion (about 6.7 percent of the 1935 GDP), and in total it spent $13.4 billion.

    At its peak in 1938, it provided paid jobs for three million unemployed men (and some women), as well as youth in a separate division, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight million jobs.

    The WPA was a national program that operated its own projects in cooperation with state a...



    Not that I am pro stimulus, but there are very distinct differences between the old version vs. the new version. The Work Projects Administration (WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unskilled workers to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. It also employed artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. Writers documented local and state histories, artists painted murals and other works for new federal post offices and other buildings.

    The WPA provided food for children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing. Almost every community in the United States had a new park, bridge or school constructed by the agency. The WPA's initial appropriation in 1935 was for $4.9 billion (about 6.7 percent of the 1935 GDP), and in total it spent $13.4 billion.

    At its peak in 1938, it provided paid jobs for three million unemployed men (and some women), as well as youth in a separate division, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight million jobs.

    The WPA was a national program that operated its own projects in cooperation with state and local governments, which provided 10%-30% of the costs. The WPA sometimes took over state and local relief programs that had originated in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) or Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) programs.

    Fast forward to today, and it seems that this new stimulus is used to attempt to prop up failing corporations, golden parachutes in a manner of speaking for the executives of those failing corporations, and foreigners. Some have even received stimulus after filing for bankruptcy.

    Meanwhile the taxpayer pays on and the real economy sits in its coma...
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  • Jane 2012/12/02 14:51:14
    GOOD IDEA
    Jane
    +2
    The more republicans that you can get out of the way, the better the stimulus will work. Republicans are only here to sabotage the people and keep them down.
  • Drue-AFCL Jane 2012/12/02 17:17:18
    Drue-AFCL
    +1
    I call B^llSh%t
  • Jane Drue-AFCL 2012/12/03 12:13:57
    Jane
    Stop watching Fox propaganda.
  • Drue-AFCL Jane 2012/12/03 12:21:00
  • Jane Drue-AFCL 2012/12/03 13:27:40
    Jane
    +1
    That's right, keep your head in the clouds and go to church so you can be even more easily led.
  • Drue-AFCL Jane 2012/12/03 17:32:57
    Drue-AFCL
    That is not me. That was a reply to your answer. Therefore it is YOU.
  • Jane Drue-AFCL 2012/12/07 15:19:36
    Jane
    Not how I see it.
  • Trust Noone 2012/12/02 14:03:11
    BAD IDEA
    Trust Noone
    +4
    Another 50 billion stolen from the treasury.
  • bob h. 2012/12/02 13:38:49
    GOOD IDEA
    bob h.
    +1
    How would we have any progress in energy sources w/o stimulus spending. We're in the dark ages of energy, and some are happy to pump gas and shovel coal. It's ridiculous.
  • rustyshackelford 2012/12/02 13:27:22
  • realist 2012/12/02 12:49:57
    BAD IDEA
    realist
    +1
    If your economy is failing because of an inflated labor workforce, all stimulus is going to do is alleviate a small portion of overstocked product and enable more import of goods...it will not solve the problem.

    At best case it might make him look 'good' for a small period of time and then it will all come crashing down again bar the government will be in even more debt.
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/12/02 12:48:53
    BAD IDEA
    Charles R. Anderson
    +2
    Obama spends taxpayer money for one of two reasons. The first is to corruptly fund his friends. The second is to buy votes. Oftentimes, the second is as corrupt as the first.
  • ϟM̈ öp̈ëdërϟ 2012/12/02 12:40:01
    GOOD IDEA
    ϟM̈ öp̈ëdërϟ
    +1
    It's a great idea.
  • StarWarsBob 2012/12/02 10:00:03
    GOOD IDEA
    StarWarsBob
    +1
    There has been close to 5.5 million new jobs created since President Obama took office, and considering that he stepped into office during the worst recession since the great depression, that's a remarkable achievement in less than four years.

    The problem is that the Republicans have done everything they could to keep unemployment high, erroneously believing that "no President could get reelected with unemployment over 7.5%". Senator Mitch McConnell clearly stated that his number one priority was to insure that President Obama didn't get reelected. He and the other Republicans plan failed miserably. President Obama was reelected with an electoral vote landslide of 332 to 206, with 62 more electoral votes than needed to win. He also won the election winning 90% of the swing states. The only swing state he didn't win was North Carolina, and he only lost that state by 97,465 votes, or by 2.2%.

    The Republicans in the Senate have filibustered every jobs bill that was presented. Their idea of a jobs bill was cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood and lowering taxes for the wealthy, which had nothing to do with creating new jobs. If the economy is going to grow, more jobs need to be created, and $50 billion in stimulus would create more than a million new jobs on infrastru...
    There has been close to 5.5 million new jobs created since President Obama took office, and considering that he stepped into office during the worst recession since the great depression, that's a remarkable achievement in less than four years.

    The problem is that the Republicans have done everything they could to keep unemployment high, erroneously believing that "no President could get reelected with unemployment over 7.5%". Senator Mitch McConnell clearly stated that his number one priority was to insure that President Obama didn't get reelected. He and the other Republicans plan failed miserably. President Obama was reelected with an electoral vote landslide of 332 to 206, with 62 more electoral votes than needed to win. He also won the election winning 90% of the swing states. The only swing state he didn't win was North Carolina, and he only lost that state by 97,465 votes, or by 2.2%.

    The Republicans in the Senate have filibustered every jobs bill that was presented. Their idea of a jobs bill was cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood and lowering taxes for the wealthy, which had nothing to do with creating new jobs. If the economy is going to grow, more jobs need to be created, and $50 billion in stimulus would create more than a million new jobs on infrastructure improvement projects, from repairing our failing bridges to road improvements to school repairs and more. $50 billion in stimulus is not only a good idea, it's the best idea to get the slow economy back on track.
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  • Michael Hertel 2012/12/02 09:14:38
    GOOD IDEA
    Michael Hertel
    If and only if it is used in a good way. I would like to see some of it used to fund a combination of up and down draft tower which I have come up with that does not require a tower to be built but instead is only a south facing sloped greenhouse. If the greenhouse rises because of slope of the ground 2000 feet then the difference in pressure at the top will be almost as much as if it were straight up provided the greenhouse is large enough so that frictional losses are small. This idea is not new, more than 100 years old I think, however my combination of the two types of tower and the other internal changes are to the best of my knowledge new.

    As I see it this type of solar powered electrical generator should be able to provide food, fresh water, living space and help moderate climate change in any hot dry climate which gets lots of sunshine if the structure can be provided with salt or polluted water from any source.

    If anyone wishes to help I would like to be able to devote full time effort to this project.
  • Drue-AFCL Michael... 2012/12/02 11:34:48 (edited)
    Drue-AFCL
    +1
    If. . . . .. is a pretty TALL order for this Administration. They got us once. . . SHame on them. . . . .IF they get us twice? Then it is Shame on US!
  • bob h. Drue-AFCL 2012/12/02 13:42:50
    bob h.
    +1
    Have you noticed the two landslide wins?
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