Monday, February 9, 2009

Seems to me...

Now, I'm no genius, but I have stayed in a Holiday Inn. It seems to me that the way to stimulate the economy is to put $ into the hands of the businesses that generate the economy and into the hands of homeowners who are losing their investment.

Why does it seem this stimulus package seems to be putting a lot of money into government agencies that can't generate income, don't pay taxes and create more of a drain on the taxpayer?

Seems to me that if Richardson was going to oversee the census as Commerce Secretary, why is the new guy nominee going to see the census taken away from Commerce and given to the White House? It couldn't be that his political leanings are different than the president, could it? (I smell something like seafood down here.)

Seems to me the mantra is "Do something, even if it's wrong". We're told that if we don't do something NOW we're just making it worse. Worse than what? Worse than making a huge mistake?

Seems to me hurrying up rather than getting it right only condemns our kids and grandkids into a national debt and inflation we've never known.

Seems to me you don't want to talk about it. Seems to me you just turn your pretty head and walk away.

But I'm no genius.

6 comments:

Andy Lawrenson said...

I'll have to agree with you . . .on the genius part. Oh, as well as the "stimulus" package that is basically ripping us off. Send me and the other tax paying Americans a $3,000 check and let us stimulate the economy by putting that money back in. Oh, and lower the home loan interest rates to 4% that would help as well.

Agnes said...

Ever ponder how greatly the generation of the 30's and 40's sacrificed so that their children and grandchildren ( us) would have a better life than they? Now here we are putting our children and grandchildren in a position to sacrifice for us by being burdened with such enormous debt so that we can have a better life! Yikes, our congress spent more time debating about steroid use by ball players then they have on the consequence of this "stimulus" bill. Mercy.." beam me up Scotti!

Rick Lawrenson said...

Agnes, Are you talking to Al or Megan?

Mommy B said...

I agree. I am also curious as to what this is REALLY going to cost us in 10 years. Right now, I hate to say it, government officials are tossing around 'a hundred billion here and a hundred billion there.' And they're saying 'it's not your fault, it's someone elses fault.' While I do understand that some vulnerable people were duped a bit, why did most people just keep spending when they didn't have the money to back it up. Americans bought homes that were too big, ran up credit card debt like there really was no tomorrow and got themselves into a lifestyle that they can't afford. Gone are the days of personal responsibility. I hope they at least represent the term 'personal responsibility' correctly in history texts of the future.

Brenda said...

Seems to be that Congress needs to understand what these outlandish numbers represent. According to the "Coastland Times" editorial yesterday, a billion seconds ago it was 1977. A trillion seconds was 32,000 years ago. When future generations are figuring out how to pay for this mess, those responsible will be long gone. What a legacy!

Judy said...

Sounds genius to me!!