What we were saying Feb, 2009
This clip of Obama speaking at the Dem retreat/lovefest Feb 5th, 2009 during the height of the stimulus debate (with Rachel Maddow offering enthusiastic commentary: “YES!”) is an oldie, but goodie baddie. I shook my head in disgust, and disbelief at the time, and well… I have the same visceral reaction, now:
Hey, do unemployment checks count as “paychecks” on that Stimulometer thingie?
From a Keynesian point of view, a stimulus is money invested wisely, designed to get a country out of a recession, not a “steaming pile of garbage” plunging us further into debt with no plan to get out.
The stimulus Dem boondoggle, as designed by Nancy and Co. was a failure, as Keynesian economist, Jeffrey Sachs, now admits:
You can watch a longer clip of that Morning Joe segment at Hot Air.
See Heritage for more on why Porkulus petered out.
See also Gateway Pundit: THE TRUTH: Bush Tax Cuts Created More Jobs Than the Obama-Pelosi Spend Your Way to Hell Plan
New Gallup poll: Federal Debt, Terrorism Considered Top Threats to U.S.
What a difference a year and a half makes. Exit polls on election night, November 4, 2008 showed the economy at the top, and terrorism at the bottom. The national debt didn’t even rate:
Fully 62 percent of voters said the economy was the most important issue, six times more than cited the war in Iraq (10 percent), health care (9 percent) or terrorism (9 percent).
Never letting a crisis go to waste, the Dem Socialists used the country’s concern over the economy as their opening to inflict even more damage.
Study shows liberals don’t understand the economy:
Explains a lot…