GOP Can't Roll Back Socialist Stimulus Victories! The Money Is Spent!

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    Not a moment too soon, not only has the Congressional Budget Office acknowleged that the Stimulus monies prevented an increase of 2% more in the unemployent rate--which the GOP Virtually, Unanimously Opposed, (Though Possiblly Now, Not With Murkowski On Board!)--but even more importantly, the ARRA money has mostly all been spent!

    U.S. stimulus gave large jobs boost, CBO says - Business - U.S. business - msnbc.com

    The New Tea Party of 40, Plus the 190 or so, doesn't even have an anti-stimulus agenda, coming into office in January. There is only $12.0 bil., left, about as much as ear marks are worth. The Pelosi-Reid Democrats have done their Socialist, pro-growth, pro-jobs, anti-unemployment work already!

    The New Tea Party of 40, Plus the 190 or so, will instead be able to take all the credit for raising the taxes of the poor and middle classes: Refusing to renew the Refundable Make Work Pay Tax Credit! That will be their act Day One! That is set to expire at the stroke of New Year's Day!

    Raising taxes on poor and middle incomes is what The Tea Party Is Clearly For, and They will go into 2012, with their own records at their backs! The Minority of Lunatics already opposed the tax relief. Now they are the majority!

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Many squaws to Lands of Many Nations, Shiny Trinkets read to prime machines: Before GOP and Tea Party, Native American, Wannabes, take they Shiny Trinkets away with tax hikes!)
     
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    A little hint about the CBO they only give their estiments on the information provided by congress. Did you learn anything from the last time they were quoted about obamacare? They had to revise their information because congress held by important information.
     
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    This talking point has really caught on on the right.

    Translation: The CBO is only right when we wingnuts like the numbers.
     
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    Are there still people out there that actually believe stimulus' work? We spent another trillion and unemployment went higher.
     
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    $5 million to create a geothermal energy system for the Oak Ridge City Center shopping mall in Oak Ridge, Tenn. From TheHill.com, “The main problem, says Republicans, is the fact the mall has been losing tenants for years and is mostly empty.”

    $9.38 million to renovate a century-old train depot in Lancaster County, Pa., that has not been used for three decades

    $100,000 for socially conscious puppet shows in Minnesota

    $2 million to build a replica railroad tourist attraction in Carson City, Nevada

    $462,000 to purchase 22 concrete toilets for use in the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri

    $3.1 million to transform a canal barge into a floating museum that will travel the Erie Canal in New York

    $3.4 million to create an underground turtle tunnel, or eco-passage, in Lake Jackson, Florida. We love turtles and don’t want them to get smashed by traffic. However, when your government spending plan involves jokes like, “Why did the turtle cross the road? To get more stimulus money,” you can pretty much guess there’s a problem.

    $1 million to study the health effects of environmentally friendly public housing on 300 people in Chicago. I bet those 300 people would rather split the million and get out of public housing all together.

    $983,952 for street beautification in Ann Arbor, Mich., including decorative lighting, trees, benches and bike paths

    $1 million for Portland, Ore., to replace 100 aging bike lockers and build a garage that would house 250 bicycles. I think Portland’s bike programs are fantastic. I also think that it is possible to find cheaper ways to store bicycles.

    $700,000 to Oregon crab fishermen to help recover lost crab post. You would think for that much money they could just go buy new ones.

    $1.5 billion for a Carbon Capturing Contest

    And now for my all time favorite...
    $300,000 for a GPS-equipped helicopter to hunt for radioactive rabbit droppings at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state



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    Don't forget about the genitalia ball washing project. That was really important too.
     
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    The single biggest component of the stimulus was tax cuts. $300 BILLION.

    Given that, and given the anti-Obama right's insistence that the stimulus didn't work,

    are those same people now ready to concede, in the face of their own argument,

    that tax cuts do not create economic growth, jobs, etc.?

    I'm guessing no, they're not.
     
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    I never did see any tax cuts in my personal income taxes nor my business income taxes. What are the specific tax cuts that you are mentioning? I know there were tax credits in the bill. Also, these tax cuts, that you are referring to would be a one time deal without any significant affect after this tax year.
     
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    Anyone knows that the GOP Tea Party, Lunatic Right, knows a thing or two about "Open Season!" That's when everyone gets a license to kill, anyone at all! NRA knows about "Open Season!" When it comes to alleged illegals, it is "Open Season" first, ask questions later. In fact: When it comes to Hispanics at all, it is "Open Season" first, ask questions later!

    Health Plan ads are touting the version that the Democrats have put in place. The DoNut Hole has already been plugged, and it's in the Enrollment Season advertising.

    The GOP knows about that Open Season version, too: And plans to take it all away! Everything that started going into effect this year, will be taken away! Everything scheduled to go into effect next year: Will be taken away. Everthing scheduled to go into effect, the year after that: Will be taken away. Everything scheduled to go into effect, the year after that: Will be taken away. Everything scheduled to go into effect, the year after that: Will be taken away!

    Anyone guesses just how open, seasons are like to become: Even going forward with GOP Tea Party McConnell making funny faces, at the people, all the time!

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Great Warriors go from Lands of Many Nations! Go find Writers Guild! Bring back snappy new, non-negro dialect! Hmmmm!)
     
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    tax cuts that you have to add to your year end W2 oh and that tax cut equalled to a one time trip to McDonalds once a week
     

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