The "Stimulus" Battle Royale: Bush vs. Obama...

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    Personally i don't know anyone who has seen any tangible benefits from this current President's $850 Billion "Stimulus Package." In fact it looks like he agrees with me on that. This President is now also proposing a new "Jobs Bill" as a result of his recent Stimulus failure. I do not support "Stimulus Packages" but i do have to say that it looks like George Bush's $145 Billion Stimulus netted far more tangible positive results for Americans than this President's $850 Billion "Stimulus" has. At least with Bush people got a check in the mail to spend or save as they wished. That just seems like a tangible positive benefit to me. I just haven't seen this same type of tangible benefit with this President's "Stimulus." So in my estimation,Bush's $145 Billion Stimulus wins very easily when put up against this President's $850 Billion "Stimulus." Just my opinion though. I am very interested in hearing what others think. Thanks.
     
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    Hmmmm....Government handing out checks "free of charge" to it's people to help support them? Sounds like Socialism to me. I thought you cons were against Socialism?
     
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    I do not support "Stimulus Packages." I was just pointing out that Bush's $145 Billion Stimulus seems to have netted far more tangible benefits than this current President's $850 Billion "Stimulus" has. I still don't know of anyone who has seen any positive benefits from this $850 Billion debacle. Just my observation anyway.
     
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    By the way, besides your song and dance about how people got a check from Bush that they could use to spend or SAVE, please give me ONE concrete tangible piece of evidence that supports your opinion on this post.
     
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    I think i made myself pretty clear. Bush's $145 Billion Stimulus seems to have netted far more tangible benefits than this current President's $850 Billion "Stimulus" has. Most people i talk to tell me that they haven't seen anything positive out of this President's "Stimulus." However these same people say that they did see some benefit from Bush's Stimulus when they received a check to spend or save as they wished. Just giving my opinion based on my own observations.
     
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    So, because some people you know received a check they could spend or save, this is your idea of tangible benefits? What did it do for our economy?
     
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    Neither one of the bone headed "plans" was worth a damn, if the goal really had been to "stimulate" the economy, either one of these bozo's could have simply championed an income tax holiday thus putting 100% of the money back into the pockets of consumers and producers without any associated bureaucratic overhead.

    As it stands these "efforts" amount to nothing more than buying votes, lining the pockets of politicians and special interests and giving the economic central planners something else to fiddle with.
     
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    Like i said,my opinion is based on my own personal observations & experiences. Most people i talk to tell me they haven't seen any benefits from this President's $850 Billion "Stimulus." These same people do tell me that they did see some benefit from Bush's $145 Billion Stimulus. I also think this President agrees with my assessment. Why would he be proposing a new "Jobs Bill" if his Stimulus was working so great? Hmm?
     
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    I understand where you are coming from Lib, however saying the Bush stimulus was better than the Obama stimulus for the average American is like saying it's less painful to be shot in the leg than to be shot in the stomach, which is of course true, but neither one is something to look forward to. ;)
     
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    I hear ya MIPS. Just comparing the two Presidents' Stimulus approaches. Bush's was much cheaper and did seem to net some tangible benefits for people. I just can't say that about this President's $850 Billion debacle.
     

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