Saturday, February 7, 2009

Congress is a bunch of prepubescent girls

Impulse spending is typically reserved for candybars at the check out line, that $100jacket that you know is going to make you look $200 better or the additional item that happens to be on sale.

But now, we get to watch our congress spend 780 billion dollars on an impulse, on emotion. Congress has now proven they have as much self restraint as a 12 year old girl at the mall with her pocket full of babysitting money.

The average person, when looking to spend a great deal of money on a car or a home will spend months evaluating the options, shopping around trying to find the best value for the money. We would never consider buying a house with out considering the terms, having the home assessed, and simply going on faith that the seller was looking out for our best interest.

Apparently when you're spending the American people's money, you don't have to do such due diligence. If the seller (Obama) tells you to vote for it with out thinking, spend your money with out assessment you do it. And if you don't it's like the new cool kid in school is going to banish you to the front of the school bus. Obama's blatant peer pressure on those that oppose him, calling them names for wanting to assess where the American people's money will be going- is childish.

It takes more time to close on a home than it's going to take Congress to commit 780billion dollars. This money does not have to be spent now, but it's become apparent that more restraint is used by Congressmen in spending their own money, than it is in spending yours.

13 comments:

Britt said...

Thanks for the post! I have been ranting about this....Brock and I go back and forth about how looney these guys are in spening OUR money.
My 16 year old and his friends are fed up also...... they have more restraint then these grown men.

Melissa said...

Very Well Said. I agree!

Christin said...

Amen, my goodness. This bill is a joke

Kamilli Vanilli said...

Yeah...so much for all that hope over fear crap....

Jeri10 said...
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Jeri10 said...

welcome back to the political blog world. Baby must be sleeping.
Have you been to my 2009 blogs yet?
Jeri10-2009blogs.blogspot.com
I've got a "tacky" theme going this year (You are in one of the photos - ha ha)I get hits, but no comments. I feel like a loser.

nrthshore said...

Welcome back!

Steve said...

Yeah, you are back! I have mixed feelings with this bil b/c there are some very good things in this that need to be done over the past eight years that could have kept things from getting "so bad". But there are some things that will immediately help states and get jobs going. However, the bickering and ideological debates is silly. This should have been passed FASTER! I think the problem here is that Congress, BOTH sides, want an all or nothing solution. This works for them b/c they can either take all the credit or blame the other side if they vote against it!!! What they should have done is had a bunch of smaller, more directed stimulus bills, plural!, instead of one giant one that tries to do everything.

davers said...

It all comes down to laziness. It got passed Friday because congressmen wanted to go home for the weekend.

No doubt something had to be done ... but this is crap. A much better solution would have been 5 separate bills $150 Billion each, so each one could be picked apart as needed and given proper oversight and embedded with qualifying controls. Again, that would be too much work for our worthless congressmen. Lazy pieces of work.

No joke. They're a bunch of self-absorbed simpletons who think the answer to everything is to throw money at it, and if that doesn't work then throw more money at it, while in the meantime they can get some of their pet projects funded on the side. Makes me sick.

davers said...

I'm a bit confused here too. Is this in a ddition to the bailout, or part of the bailout. If in addition this isn't just some $800B, but total is around $1.6 trillion.

Retirees can complain all they want about loosing their retirement but they didn't do the rising generation any favors either. I want to see some serious indictments coming out of this ... people need to be held accountable. My guess is Obama will look the other way - especially so far as the housing situation is concerned ... those are all his boys. Amazing how nobody has figured that out yet.

Tim and Kirst said...

Good to see you back in the political game. :) Also, it was good to see you today. Sam is so freaking cute! Can't wait to get together with our kidlets for play dates.

jgottwald said...

I still see Obama as a less-divisive president than McCain would have been, but honestly, I'm not sure how much can or will change in four short years. It sounds like the housing crisis and financial mess are 10+ years in the making...a silly stimulus package isn't going to fix it overnight, no matter how quickly it's passed. But at least Obama's willing to keep all that money at home and not spend it plus trillions more on starting a bunch of wars. And I still see Obama as more likely to bring Dems and Republicans together - if only our elected officials would stop fighting tooth and nail over party lines. That didn't get anything accomplished during Bush's entire second term. Our country was at a standstill because Bush threatened to veto anything that went against his party lines, but Dems didn't control enough of the house to overturn a veto should it happen.

*sigh*

I REALLY hope people start pulling their heads out of their Democratic- and Republican-coated asses and start making policies to benefit the country as a whole. The only difference this presidency will have over Bush's second term is that Dems control both the congress and the oval office, so Democratic policies are likely to be passed quite easily. I just hope the Dems are considerate enough to include the Republicans in their bills and actually listen to and consider what they propose instead of walking all over them for the next four years. THAT is where Obama gives me hope. I think he can include Republicans they way they need to be, better than McCain or Hillary Clinton could have.

jgottwald said...

fyi...that's just my take on alla this nonsense. It's an opinion, nothing more.