Fun With Stimuli

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    Where's the pork? - Yahoo! News

    But what about the $800 million for Amtrak? Or the $150 million for the Smithsonian Institute? And there's more: So much more, in fact, that the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, has set up a website that allows users to comb through the more than 900-page-long bill. You decide: Economic stimulus or wasteful spending?


    Reading the Stimulus - TIME
     
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    Economic stimulus. A lot more effective than more tax cuts for the rich..:clap2:
     
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    I love the Smithsonian Museums. I gave them over $100 in each of the past 15 years. Considering I never made above $31k any of those years, I'll assume some deep pockets did more. The government shouldn't be contributing. If Americans don't understand our heritage, it's lost.
     
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    How about if they put a few billion in the package to arm the entire US populace with a rifle and enough ammunition to overthrow the government.
    Now that's my kind of stimulus package.
     
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    Ray boy, are you reading what the stimulus bill is all about, or are you really that fucking stupid? I can't believe what you write. Before you write your BS, at least give it a quick once over. This stimulus package has 25% going to actually create jobs. The 75% is going towards socialists programs, and pork spending that has nothing to do with getting our economy on track. Please don't show everyone just how stupid you really are...OK?
     
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    been awhile since i visited these boards. when i come back, i see the same old shit. a little bit of information truncated by insults. glad to see things have improved since the election :doubt:
     
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    yeah it'd be nice if the largest portion of the spending wasn't for appropriations but rather for stimulus spending.


    it'd be nice if the infrastructure spending, that holy grail of keynes disciples, was going to be spent before the end of 2010 too.
     
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    It lets you know your alive, huh? Our politicians don't listen, sooo this is the next best thing.
     
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    I think you will be surprised. In my 56 years of experience--when democrats contolling all houses talk about rich people--it turns out that later, I found out they were talking about my misley income bracket.

    Don't be surprised if your taxes are raised or they figure out how to come in the back door with lowering your deductions in order to get more of those tax dollars out of you.

    Just a little common sense for you: You really didn't believe that you were going to get a tax cut if you made under 250 K per year, did you? And that somehow those making over 250K were going to be able to pay for your tax cut, & also give a tax rebate check to 40% of the population that pay no income taxes at all. Then these same over 250K people are also going to pay for an additional 1 trillion in spending. Did you really believe all that?

    Now just one question for you? Just exactly how many people do you know that make over 250K per year?
     
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