Why Obama Wants to Spend More

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President Obama wants to spend more money.  That’s why he wanted the debt ceiling raised; that’s why he wants to raise taxes; that’s why the Fed is keeping interest rates artificially depressed and printing dollars.  When you see the great use he’s put our money to already, it’s not hard to see why he thinks that spending more will rocket our economy out of the pits and into the stratosphere.

We are two years into President Obama’s stimulus package, and it’s difficult to ignore the spectacular results.  People all over the country are getting back to work.  For example, President Obama’s National Endowment for the Arts granted $50,000 to Atlanta, Georgia’s Center for Puppetry Arts.  “Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry,” the Center’s website claims.  “We believe puppetry is awe-inspiring and magical.”  The Obama administration agreed, and in the process, they created 1.90 jobs. Perhaps one retained puppeteer was missing a digit.  (In actuality, five jobs were “retained,” and none were created, according to the aptly-named recovery.gov website.)

The American Museum of Ceramic Art, which received $50,000 to create 1.37 jobs, was also part of this economic surge. If the Obama administration had given this amount to the Center for Puppetry Arts, making a total of $100,000 it could have created 3.80 total jobs rather than 3.27.)  Puppetry is more cost-effective than ceramics – you don’t have to pay the puppets.

It has only cost us $50,304,622 so far for awards through the NEA. This is certainly an example of recovery one job at a time.

But Obama hasn’t spent it all in one place.  He’s spent $10,890,060,866 on important agricultural programs.  Aquaculture producers in Alabama, for example, received over $9 million to compensate them for their losses due to increased feed costs for catfish.  Those of us who love peculiar seafood dishes will be satisfied.  Those of us who keep kosher will not.  But at least we can keep full with Algood peanut butter – that company has pulled in $5 million in awards from the feds.  The Department of Agriculture went even further with its stimulus dollars, ensuring that states like New York would be reimbursed for subsidizing student lunches.  How’s that for a racket?  Subsidize farmers for making peanut butter, then subsidize schools to buy that costly peanut butter for their students.  Everybody wins!

The real estate market is already in a hole.  But President Obama is determined not to stop digging.  Under the auspices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the stimulus package has provided $325,877,114 to build low-income housing in California.  The goal: building 3,550 units of affordable housing.  By 2012, nearly two million homes in California will have been foreclosed upon.  One in five foreclosures in the country takes place in California.  President Obama’s solution: build more houses.  How many jobs were created by this initiative? According to the administration, 1,164.78.  (That last guy must have been missing two digits.) Taxpayers absorbed a cost of $279,775.68 for each of those jobs.

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  • Chezwick_mac

    Liberals perceive the fruits of capitalism – wealth – not as the end game in a complex process of endeavor, but as candy in a candy store, to be squandered on the whims of good intentions.

    • Toa

      One of the topmost good intentions on their list is exalting themselves to the highest positions of power, and creating a massive serfdom in the process.

      I think it's called the "Cloward-Piven Strategy"…

    • Jeff Orr

      Good intentions? I kind of doubt that.

  • davarino

    Its amazing to me that anyone could think that what Obama is doing is working and will ever work. I have relatives who are educated and together make around 200,000. They want O to raise taxes on them. They want O to keep spending money on dust bunny research because they think it worked when Roosevelt did it (it actually prolonged the depression). I do agree that corporations like GE need to pay taxes and the loopholes need to be done away with, but dont even think about taxing me more. Go ahead and tax Waren Buffet, hes good fer it.

    Oh well, by the time 2012 comes along its probably going to be to late. We are in deep shizzle.

    As a side note. You better be investing in gold

    • Vermont Yid

      Never mind the gold. Invest in guns and ammo. When the zhit hits the fan gold will be of no use whatsoever. See what's happening in Europe? Don't think it can't happen here.

      • davarino

        good point

      • umustbkidding

        You mean guns and butter

    • Malinse

      Also you need to invest in other metals; brass and lead.

  • deleted7369480

    That which you classify as Liberals, I call Socialists, Marxists, Communists, and Progressives to name a few. In short "the Left". We all know that this destructive bunch is hell bent on doing . The total transformation of America is a euphemism for a bloodless revolution. A revolution of insolvency where first you overwhelm the system, incite violence and bring about change. Yea, I guess that's what they mean by "Change you can believe in". Believe this, If we don't take a stand now we will have to fight later for you see tyrants never give up power willingly or easily. The debt ceiling debate and the reaction of the Left is a small preview of things to come. Once they consolidate power there will be no stopping them. Protect you freedom now or be gulag bound later.

    • umustbkidding

      Yeah, I agree the term "Liberals" is so misleading. The last thing they believe in is liberty.

      Mark Levin wrote "Men in Black" he labeled them "Statists" which is appropriate however, no one will recognize the term. Good book though. It's on how the Supreme Court Justices have attacked the constitution.

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    An inside bank heist!

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    Legal looters!

  • Angel

    Oblame-O-In-chief at work! The transformation of America into socialist/communist society is on schedule.

    • Jim_C

      What?? It's waaayyy BEHIND schedule!

      Let's bring on that "Obama communism," chop-chop!!

  • Angel

    Oblame-O-In-chief at work!

  • Angel

    The transformation of America is on schedule.

  • Angel

    I guess you can't say socialist and communist on this site without getting censored! How disappointing. Another site off my list

    • Vermont Yid

      Mizpel the words and you can say amy thng u want.

  • James

    I don't think he's trying to create jobs at all. What he's trying to do is so damage the economy and capitalism that the country will suffer a radical change in its republic structure. His intention is to have chaos result and destroy America's ability to spread its influence on the rest of the world. This is not a normal president, but a radical socialist or communist intent on quickly and fundamentally changing this country in irrevocable ways.

    • Jim_C

      Let's hope so!

      • http://yahoo.com Kate

        what do you mean "let's hope so"? That you agree with the deliberate demise of our United states and the intended long term suffering resultant??

        • Jim_C

          I guess you could say considering conservatives' policy alternatives, whatever their version of "demise" sounds pretty darn good to me.

          • Griff

            Dear Jim,
            Seems to me you are as big of a Moron as the Obambi. To think that the Marxist-Socialist system which has NEVER worked where it has been tried can now work in America is the height of misplaced Egotism.
            God will take down all of you atheist / Marxists in due time. Right now he is just toying with you allowing you to think you are actually accomplishing your objective of Leveling society the way you elitist think it will work. God Bless you all – you really will nedd it.
            Griff

  • Gamem

    You forgot the study of homosexuals in vietnam. That really helped the economy!

  • brevet

    My Jewish beliefs tell me to see the good side in people. To the credit of the liberals, they seem to have done a good job of identifying, pacifying and bribing the amoral malcontents who would be in the forefront if things really got crazy. What is really needed is spirituality and morality, belief in a benevolent just and merciful Highest Power, the Seven Noachide laws found in the Torah of Moses. True spirituality and morality can make bearable the temporary pains of economic reform. I would also note that the “competition” is offering some of this, and that is the factor that makes them more dangerous than, say, the traditional “right wing”. Moral strength or morality police, our call.

    • http://yahoo.com Kate

      your "competition" is unclear to me.

  • tanstaafl

    It's the great depression all over again!

    I can't wait for our Fearless Leader to propose yet more spending, have it die in the House and then complain that the Republicans "aren't doing something". I am willing to step into the "something" gap.

    For the modest sum of $100,000, I will form a "Department of Something". In case "something" needs to be done, I pledge to leap into action. I will issue press releases, send out memos and hold press conferences. There will be a not to surprising lack of details, but I guarantee "something" will be done.

    Compared to other government programs, the "Department of Something" is a bargain.

  • Nora bee

    The one drug study that could reduce prescription meds costs drastically is not even on the calandar. Paragoric, tried and true remedy for most digestive tract problems, Diahrrea, irritable bowel, heart burn, gall bladder attacks, etc., was once a staple of every medicine cabinet. It was so safe it was routinely prescribed by doctors for infants. Jimmy Carter made it a sign for drug citing fears Hippies would take large quantities of it because it was a derivative of Opium. Notwithstanding the fact that if anyone took a lot of it they would probably still be suffering from impacted bowels because it's main use to treat diahrrea. Bill clinton took if off the market, saying it hadn't gone thru the testing new drugs have to, so big drug companies could market their $5 per pill acid reducers. A non prescription 39 cent bottle of paragoric would last for years since a few drops in a tsp. of water was all it took to cure most ailments. In the past 20 years no tests have been run and none are planned. And all the while Carter and Clinton were accising the Republicans selling out to Big Drug companies. Government isn't the solution. It's the problem.

  • sedoanman

    Øbamanomics

    Øbama taxes a store owner $1,000. The government then gives 10 of his customers $100 each in “stimulus” money. The theory is that if the customers then buy products in the store, the owner is better off. Obviously that's nonsense – the customer walks out with $100 worth of merchandise, and the owner is not really compensated. Sure, there is a flurry of activity, cash registers sound, money changes hands, but to what end?

    The government continues this scenario until eventually there is no new money to hand out because øbama cannot collect more taxes from stores that are out of business.

    So where are the federal funds for free sandals for gay ex-nuns with a foot fetish in Fruitland, Florida?

    • Malinse

      This is just another example of the perpetuation of the fallacy of Robert Owen by those foolish socialists. A textile businessman in England, Owen set up what the reformers and pre-socialists of the day thought was the beginning of a form of communism. Owens had set up housing and a store for his workers. The wild-eyed leftists thought he was creating a utopian society but in reality Owen only was thinking of getting the most out of his workers, even their pounds in trade at his shop. While many, like Cabet and the Icarian movement with communes in Indiana and others, tried to create variations of what they percieved was a way to change the social order of man, all ended in failure because "workers got tired of working while others found ways to just lie around".

      So we see the same tired idealogues attempting to repackage the old ideas in new ways, when they were actually put in practice for hundreds of years and always end the same.

  • http://www.wastewatchersinc.org Richard Ahern

    President Obama-The Executive Branch-Immigration Policies

    Congress-Authority-Not the President
    Today we look to the President to deal with th unemployment problem, agricultural woes, housing programs, atomic energy, labor-management disputes, disaster relief, welfare, Medicare, Social Security, educationm crime, environmental issues, energy resources, radio broadcasting, food and drug admininistration-none of threse powers are granted to the President by the Constitution

    Red the Constititon-Seperation of Powers-Checks and Balances-For too long we have aloud both parties to take and end aound the Constitution-Socialism and Demoracy and Socialism does not appear in the Constitution-We are a Republic-The Cultural of Corruption http://www.wastewatchersinc.org

  • http://mypage.direct.ca/l/lbouchar/ SeaMystic

    Sir,
    C.F.R. members went short on the Stock Market more than ten days ago!
    If you care for the U.S’s and all Democratic countries Freedoms, I PRAY you will research this thoroughly. Much of what is happening in the World, U.N. and the U.S., is showing here, where this stems from. Understand the link between certain Billionaires and Communists, ie. Soros and Obama.
    Guardians of Democracy and Archangel Michael’s Warriors, Arise for Humanities sake!
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    Copyright © 1971 by Gary Allen with Larry Abraham ISBN: 0899666612
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    INTRODUCTION
    1. DON'T CONFUSE ME WITH FACTS
    2. SOCIALISM — ROYAL ROAD TO POWER FOR THE SUPER-RICH

  • http://tomsextoyshop.com tomsextoyshop

    The transformation of America is on schedule.

  • KayTwo

    O(mg) has done it again! Sure hope “Cowboy Poetry” retains funding!

  • Malinse

    To All Americans: your job is to defeat Obama in 2012.

  • chris

    Shadow Party jerk Geo. Soros, BO (Muslim) and not a U.S. citizen all of the Alynski types, H. Clinton indluded, Bill Ayers,Cass Sunstein, S. Power, B. Bernanke, T. Geitner, Bernadine Dorhn. J. Napalitano, DOJ, just to name a few, communists, socialists, progressives, marxists, facists, (sp?) sorry, (whatever they call themselves) are all in place to destroy our beloved country. They are all treasonous individuals that should be brought to justice. WE MUST stand up and VOTE correctly if it isn't to late. So much damage has been done already. I fear for this country and the Christians, and Jewish and other God fearing people! We are in for a rough ride and we need to hold on with all we are and a monumental amount of faith and prayer. We will succeed. God bless all of you, God bless AMERICA and God bless our TROOPS!

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  • umustbkidding

    Cloward-Piven Strategy is a process used by socialists to force a political change by using orchestrated crisis.