Friday, February 6, 2009

The truth comes out...

Per T. Coburn (R) Oklahoma.

I'm paraphrasing here.... He told the news that one problem with the stimulus plan in that 1 out of every 5 jobs created is a government job.

I'm pretty sure the persons obtaining those jobs wouldn't have a problem with it.

But, it's not about ideology...

4 comments:

Monkey Girl said...

Jobs are jobs. If you don't have one are you going to complain who your possible employer may be?

I don't think so.
I get it the GOP doesn't like helping out the middle class except indirectly....very indirectly. I think Obama's plan is workable. Let's stop helping people from the top down, instead let's work from the bottom up.

They've no problem limiting the minimum wage but god forbid we cap the CEO salaries at $500,000.

patrick said...

U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), issued the following statement tonight after the announcement of a compromise on the Senate stimulus bill.
"While I appreciate the efforts of my colleagues to bring down the price tag of this bill, the fact is we still face a trillion dollar spending bill. Making it worse, the bill is 93% spending and only 7% stimulation. Over the past few days I have fought to include more in the way of real stimulus through higher percentage of infrastructure and defense spending, while working to cut much of the typical government waste often found in a bill of this size. Yet Democrats have blocked these efforts.

"The good news tonight is that the American people are catching on to the fact that this is the largest spending bill in history and are becoming more and more vocal in their opposition. My offices in Oklahoma and Washington DC have been flooded with emails, phone calls and faxes overwhelmingly opposed to this trillion dollar legislation. They can rest assured that my vote remains an unwavering ‘no.'"

http://inhofe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=4e7169a4-802a-23ad-4415-a737ffca72f7

patrick said...

President Obama's economic recovery package will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were to do nothing, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/
news/2009/feb/04/
cbo-obama-stimulus-harmful-
over-long-haul/

Jen said...

You can't honestly take a senator at their word. Most of them are going to say what suits they're best interests. And the fact that Inhofe is receiving phone calls? He's from Oklahoma...one of the most conservative states.

The CBO... didn't they just put out a total bogus report? perhaps nonpartisan, but not very accurate.

It's a scary number for sure. But most economists believe it's the right number.