So, lemme get this straight... The Dems want bi-partisan support so if/when a policy fails they can say, "It's the GOPs fault for supporting this and not being obstructionist."??
Interesting take on Dem strategy.
I guess those who voted against stimulus and then applied for funds for their districts (like my congressman)-- those GOPs avoided this devious Dem trap and got the $$ for their folks.
Way to not even be close to what I was saying hazelnut....Look, I believe the strategy for Obama's far left governance has always been that even one Repub on board gives him cover to defray claims of democrat heavy handedness, and claim bipartisanship as disingenuous as that is.
Now it you want to talk about what money they take home and act like it is only repubs that feed at the pork trough then I would invite you to not be disingenuous yourself.
I honestly don't believe President Obama wanted to do most of what he has done where efforts to stimulate this nation's economy is concerned. However, I do believe he is doing what he needs to do in order to get the country out of this mess and get people back to work, as well as, move the nation in areas where we can become leaders in the global marketplace again.
New GM CEO's pay package worth $9 million - Yahoo! News
New General Motors Co. CEO Daniel Akerson will get the same $9 million pay package as the man he replaced, Ed Whitacre.
Akerson, a former telecommunications industry and private equity executive, will receive $1.7 million in annual salary, $5.3 million in short-term stock payable over the next three years, and another $2 million in stock that's part of the company's long-term executive compensation plan.
The automaker, which is 60.8 percent owned by the U.S. government, disclosed the pay package in a filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is identical to what the company disclosed for Whitacre in February.
1) Not many new jobs were created under Reagan, GH Bush or GW Bush despite their tax cuts to the upper crust; and,
2) All the CEOs of big corporations that received bailout money still got their big bonuses or severance pay when they left their positions.
The average Joe can care less about the fat cats getting fatter while the company they work for gets downsized, they get pick slips while learning that their big boss received millions while at the same time jobs are being cut. In other words, saying that the economy is doing bad, jobs are hard to find/create and that it's all the government's fault doesn't make sense when you see your boss still got paid but you just lost your job. And then you hear that some in Congress (Republicans) still want to give the riches of the rich more tax cuts!?!
Last edited by Objective Voice; 09-13-10 at 01:09 PM.