I can’t really understand how borrowing and spending money that we don’t have and going even further into debt is the way out of our economic woes. The good news? More and more people are feeling the same, and support for this “porkulus” is waning.
What is most distressing to those of us with children is that it will effectively harness to them massive debt that will extend for at least two generations.
Listen to what Sen. Coburn said two days ago in a Senate floor speech Tuesday night. He was on fiah:
When the American people learn what this bill contains they will reject it. This bill is about spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need. We got into this mess by spending and investing money that didn’t exist. We won’t get out of this mess by doing more of the same. Yet, that is precisely what we are doing. Instead of delivering change, this bill celebrates the politics of the past. The bill represents both the mindless partisanship of recent decades, and the failed interventionist policies of the 1930’s. The Senate can, and must, do much better. As currently written, this bill represents the worst act of generational theft in our nation’s history.
Be informed, people! Do you really think these things will somehow create jobs? Improve the economy?
And let us not forget requests for Harleys, frisbee golf, $2 million worth of neon signs for Las Vegas, butterfly gardens, dog runs, golf courses, and tennis courts (from WSJ).
Contact your senators and let them know that this is no way to improve the economy. Let’s stick with something that works: fiscal conservatism. Tax cuts. Decreased spending. Now is not the time to lose our heads, even though the administration apparently has.