"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen.
Don't like the bill, don't like the way it was passed.
All the Patriot Act naysayers condemned our government for "pushing" that bill through, without reading it(and rightfully so). The exact same thing has happened here. A knee jerk reaction, quick passage, and ambiguity about how this bill will actually stimulate the economy.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
Nary a single liberal has voted in the poll or commented. Interesting...
Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.
I am very liberal, but I don't agree that a liberal government is what this country needs, until the country is more liberal.
I am wondering, though... The original bill was cut by 25% and more tax cuts were added. What do you think the outcome would have been if there had been more substance to the bipartisanship? No bill? That would have been a Republican victory. No Spending, all tax cuts? That would still have been much more of a Republican victory than a Democratic one.
It's a complete disaster. I was encouraged when Obama said he was going to change the way the last half of the original $700 billion bill was spent, Bush entirely screwed it up and just handed out money willy-nilly with no strings attached. However, this new disaster is just a pork-barrel mess, the majority of which will never help anyone or create any jobs.
Mindlessly throwing money at problems doesn't make the problems go away.