The stimulus bill that Obama and the Democrats are trying to push through Congress includes lots of spending, which means bigger government and a bigger burden on the taxpayer. When it is all said and done this bill is estimated to cost over a trillion dollars. With that being said, opposition to this bill should be a no-brainer for any fiscal Conservative.
What may be the most insulting part of this bill is that the group ACORN, which is an advocacy group that is under investigation for voter fraud (and who routinely back Democratic Candidates in elections), may be eligible for billions of dollars of the ‘stimulus package.’
Senator David Vitter (R-LA) said
It’s just a long list of spending items. Not a real economic stimulus job creation bill. It’s line after line after line of favorite liberal spending programs, and it amounts to a big government bill — not a job creation bill.
What is astounding about this is that Obama wants the GOP to ‘keep politics to a minimum’ when it comes to discussion about the stimulus package. That, combined with the Democrats creating an environment of urgency and fear, puts Conservatives in Congress in a lose-lose situation.
Any Conservative who speaks out against the bill will be seen as someone who does not want to help those who have lost their jobs. They will also be seen as someone who is not willing to work for partisan solutions, and they will be seen as someone who does not care about ‘solving’ the current economic crisis.
But in reality, we all know that government cannot spend itself out of a recession, or else we would never be in a recession (based on the billions upon billions government spends each year).