Why in the world would Republicans make a deal with Obama that included what amounts to another very expensive stimulus program? It seems that they have already forgotten that the American People want the wasteful spending to stop, but no they just keep adding earmarks and additional spending to the 2-year extension of the Bush-Era tax cuts.
It is hard to believe the Republicans allowed these items to be added to this process. They included a 1-year extension of Unemployment Benefits, a 2% Social Security Payroll tax holiday (even though people on Social Security were denied a cost of living increase for the second year in a row), an extension of Obama’s stimulus tax cuts including subsidies for solar and wind power, subsidies for the TV and film industry, subsidies for NASCAR and Ethanol producers, subsidies for rug producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, mine safety, railroad maintenance, investment in the District of Columbia, investment in American Samoa and a 35% estate tax on inheritances over 5 Million dollars. There are also many other nutty expenditures in this agreement.
It looks like we are going to have to throw out all Democrats including our Socialist president, Barack Obama and most of the current Republicans. At the very least our work is clearly not over and we must continue closely supervising all lawmakers in Washington DC.
Is it possible that even the Republicans didn’t get the very clear message that Americans sent to Congress in the latest election that “WE THE PEOPLE WANT SPENDING IN THIS COUNTRY SUBSTANTIALLY CURTAILED.” It seems hard to believe that any politician could have missed this message, but it looks like many just don’t understand.