Rush’s Morning Update: How About It?
November 25, 2008
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Well, the Democrats have begun rolling out their cure-all for the American economy: a massive government spending program that will supposedly “create or preserve” two and a half million new jobs. The spending will focus on “rebuilding infrastructure” –in other words, glorified earmarks for Democrats to hand out to buy votes for future elections.
Last week, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine and New York Senator “Chuck-U”Schumer floated the idea of up to $700 billion in new spending. And over the weekend, Bill Clinton’s old economic team– now Camp Obama’s economic team– was sent out to embrace the idea.
Now, for the whole time that we’ve been in Iraq, folks, the left has complained about the cost of defending our nation. But even though this “stimulus” package would cost more in two years than the entire seven-and-a-half-year war effort in Iraq, there are no complaints– not even a raised eyebrow– from the entire liberal establishment. Instead, they gleefully tout this plan as the second coming of the New Deal.
Folks, if we’re going to spend $700 billion to “create or preserve” just 2.5 million jobs,why stop there? Why not spend trillions– it shouldn’t matter how much– and have the government employ everybody? I mean, anything worth doing is worth doing right, right?If the government wants to buy votes, then “leave no voter behind.” That is change liberals can believe in! How about it guys? Go for it all!
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