Republicans Praise Obama's Economic Stimulus Package

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    Well sorta. If anyone still doubts that corporate owned mainstream media is conservative, even the coffin nails of Halloween election politics cannot keep the story of republican use of the stimulus buried. The mummy has been released and she sings the stimulus worked, and America is starting back to work. Now if we could only get conservatives to support America by buying American, supporting fair wages, and yes, I'll say it, shopping. Darn, things would look much better. (But don't expect MSM to admit outsourcing's impact on jobs, we know who they are and who owns them.)

    "Sen. Christopher S. Bond regularly railed against President Obama's economic stimulus plan as irresponsible spending that would drive up the national debt. But behind the scenes, the Missouri Republican quietly sought more than $50 million from a federal agency for two projects in his state.

    Mr. Bond was not alone. More than a dozen Republican lawmakers, while denouncing the stimulus to the media and their constituents, privately sent letters to just one of the federal government's many agencies seeking stimulus money for home-state pork projects."(1)

    "Today marks the one year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus. As the economy continued to crater after President Bush left office, Obama’s stimulus sought to provide tax cuts for 95% of working Americans, funds to buoy cash-strapped state governments, new construction and infrastructure projects, and other programs to create jobs, retrain workers, and promote economic activity throughout the country. In December, the Congressional Budget Office reported that the stimulus had successfully created up to 1.6 million jobs, and today, a report shows the Recovery Act will ultimately create 2.5 million jobs. Even the conservative American Enterprise Institute found that the stimulus had boosted the U.S. economy by 4 percent."

    Dems To Celebrate Stimulus Anniversary By Slamming GOP Hypocrisy On Bragging About The Cash They Opposed | TPMDC

    ThinkProgress REPORT: After Voting To Kill Recovery, 110 GOP Lawmakers Tout Its Success, Ask For More Money

    (1) Stimulus foes see value in seeking cash - Washington Times


    Another story you won't hear in conservative Mainstream media.
     
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    whatta load of crap
     
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    'Crap' like so much of life can be all the viewer is programmed to see.

    "Not only does there seem to be widespread social fragmentation and disillusionment with democracy in the United States, but the possibility of reversing this sense of alienation appears to many of us to be already lost. Any democratic president who wants to institute the desperately needed reforms in health, welfare and the environment faces one of two options. He can stick by his reform program and suffer a loss of public confidence through orchestrated campaigns to publicly portray him as 'too liberal' and ineffectual (the Carter image) or too indecisive or sexually indiscreet (the Clinton image). Alternatively, a reforming democratic president can move further to the Right, forget his promises and become part of the propaganda campaign. Given the history of democratic propaganda in the United States, some of us doubt that another Roosevelt or New Deal is possible. The political system is now so attuned to business interests that this kind of reformer could no longer institute the substantial health, welfare, education, environmental and employment reforms the country needs." Andrew Lohrey "Taking the Risk Out of Democracy"
     
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    or read, or write, or post.

    All the same that article was a load of crap.
     
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    All that for only 787 Billion dollars eh. Wow what a great deal.

    Sure the acknowledge it had some impact, but NOBODY but the most extreme partisan hack is under the illusion it lived up to what we were promised, or that it was cost effecting.

    200,000 Dollars a job, and many of these "Jobs" are just temporary construction jobs, not lasting positions.

    quite the stretch you are making here lol.
     
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    This is why explaining to your kind is so difficult. You are simply incapable of understanding what those Republican senators actually wrote.

    For instance, putting Broad Band in Republican Centerfold Scott Brown's district will certainly only cause a few jobs in construction for a limited time. But what happens after that infrastructure is complete?

    They now have the ability for companies to compete over the Internet. This has shown to result in thousands of long term jobs, resulting in revenue, which results in taxes, which pays for the government spending which benefits the Country as a whole. Sure, there are a very few Republicans, such as Centerfold Scott Brown who can see the big picture, but unfortunately, most of the party is made up of your kind, people who have a small understanding and a limited vision. Too bad. Because it's people like yourself who will suffer the most.
     
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    And don't forget trains which will connect cities making job creation easier. Or bridges connecting cities, which, of course, will also create jobs.

    Infrastructure, that's where it's at baby.
     
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    I love it. A net loss of over 4 million jobs and you want to label it a success.

    Bush only lost 2 after 9/11. On his worst day he never had a net loss of 4 million. And all those idiots can say is "Well..it could have been much worse". Now Harry Reid claims He's the SOB that saved the world from a world wide Depression. lol

    Keep talking spongelips it feels good.
     
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    What money they had has run out which is why Obama keeps asking for more. 13 trillion in debt and a 3 trillion dollar deficit. Bush's worst deficit was 500 billion.

    Good job. Thank you Mr. President.
     
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    Only two? Plus Bush and the Republicans set up policies including subsidies and tax breaks for companies to move jobs and entire companies to China. At the end of Bush's second term, the country was losing 750,000 jobs a MONTH.

    Currently, the Republican organization, the US Chamber of commerce is working with the Chinese. They scheduled seminars on how to outsource US jobs to China. How do you explain that? The Chamber of Commerce has given a few hundred thousand to two Democrats and 75 million to Republicans. How do you explain that?

    Oh,

    And here's your invite:

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    http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/uschamberofoutsourcing.pdf
     
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