February 8th, 2009

flock

I think I see a theme here...

Bill Clinton, about tax cuts: "We could give it all back to you and hope you spend it right."

Now, Senator John "seared, seared in my memory" Kerry: "If you put a tax cut into the hands of a business or family, there's no guarantee that they're going to invest that or invest it in America. They're free to go invest anywhere that they want if they choose to invest."

That's the attitude of the left: you can't be trusted to spend your own money, so we'll take it from you and spend it, because we know better than you do what you should do with it. Well, OK, that's the attitude of those on the left who actually believe their drivel. For the rest, it's a cynical exercise in buying people's votes, and hence power, by promising to steal other people's money to supposedly spend on them.

Discussion at greater length here.
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flock

Oh... do you think that the "compromises" on the "stimulus" bill will make any difference?

Then you didn't listen to Senator Claire McCaskill on Meet the Press this morning.

"I think there was some spending in the bill that was makeup for a starvation diet under the Bush Administration, some important priorities of our party, frankly of the American people. And, the question is does it belong in the stimulus bill or does it belong in the appropriations bill. I think some of the money that we cut in the compromise to get the votes that we have was in fact spending that more appropriately should go in an appropriations bill."

In other words, the "compromise" is a sham. What spending is omitted to get the votes of sufficient RINOs will be gleefully inserted (and then some, I bet) in the next budget.

Details and video here.

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