Saturday, January 03, 2009

Obama Talks Action, Republicans Talk Obstruction

The President-elect calls for bold, swift action to address the nation's economic crisis...

To put people back to work today and reduce our dependence on foreign oil tomorrow, we will double renewable energy production and renovate public buildings to make them more energy efficient. To build a 21st century economy, we must engage contractors across the nation to create jobs rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, and schools. To save not only jobs, but money and lives, we will update and computerize our health care system to cut red tape, prevent medical mistakes, and help reduce health care costs by billions of dollars each year. To make America, and our children, a success in this new global economy, we will build 21st century classrooms, labs, and libraries. And to put more money into the pockets of hardworking families, we will provide direct tax relief to 95 percent of American workers.

Republican members of Congress finished counting their latest raise in pay, looked up and said, "What? Help the American people? Create jobs? Reduce health care costs? Fix the infrastructure of this country? Educate children? Are you crazy? That might lead to waste and fraud!"

Mitch, you forgot "abuse". Geez, you can't even get the talking points right. It's no wonder y'all got thrown out of office in such massive numbers. Nevertheless, rumblings from the party of "fiscal responsibility" indicate that obstruction of the mandate delivered by the voters is in order here.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced skepticism today about the emerging economic stimulus plan, applying a brake to Democratic plans to quickly pass up to $850 billion in spending and tax cuts soon after President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration.

"As of right now, Americans are left with more questions than answers about this unprecedented government spending, and I believe the taxpayers deserve to know a lot more about where it will be spent before we consider passing it," McConnell said in a statement, which will be publicly issued later today.

NOW he cares about the "taxpayers". Right. Tell us another one, funny guy.

Obama already told you where the money is going, Senator. It's going to be spent trying to revive the economy and country that you destroyed. But, if you want to stop that from happening, well, must be that you really haven't learned anything yet, and we will just have to kick more of you out of office in 2010. The Republican Party will have smaller numbers than the Greens by the time this is all over.

Meet the new year, same as the old year...