Last night, the House of Representative rubber stamped a bill sent through by the Senate Republicans and Chicken Crap Democrats that adds $858,000,000,000.00 to the deficit and debt and in Jay Inslee's words:
"Last night, at around midnight, I voted "no."
I voted against adding $858 billion dollars to the debt in exchange for a bill that will do little to stimulate the economy. Against erecting a fiscal monument to George W. Bush by enshrining his failed trickle-down economic policies in stone. And against giving a tax bonus to multi-millionaires while passing on a huge debt to our grandchildren."
This monument to the failed economic policies of George Bush A and B and Ronald Reagan is 50 x's the cost of the previously proposed Health Care Bill before it was watered down and the Public Option removed! When you are talking 50 x's 17 billion dollars you are talking a LOT of MONEY!
This bill creates not one job, builds not one road or bridge (the majority of which are collapsing in this country), funds not one child's week of education, feeds not one person, saves not one home in foreclosure nor helps one small business. It does keep checks coming for 13 weeks for the unemployed that were in the first batch of lay offs. It does nothing for the next batches and that is at a cost barely in the millions. It does make certain Mr. Gotrocks children can inherit their over one million dollars at a tax rate normally given to the poor unwashed that make under $100,000.00 a year. It also makes sure Mommy and Daddy don't have to pay more taxes than the great unwashed that make under 250,000.00 no matter how many millions they get in bonuses for running the banks of this country and the world into the ground with risky investments. Hey, you don't mind if they do it again, do you? I mean you voted for these Yahoos that passed this bill. You must be feeling really proud as you collect that unemployment check and try to cash it at the soup kitchen.
You must be so very proud today.