Sunday, February 08, 2009

Yo congress, pass the damn stimulus already!

Dude, we are facing utter economic catastrophe on a world-wide scale. Here's an alarming job-loss graph. If anything, the current stimulus package is way too small to have the necessary effect. So when Republicans and "moderate" Democrats carp about this or that bit of spending, it really feels like the helmsman on the Titanic saying, "Do we really want to turn away from the iceberg that sharply? It might strain the rudder!"

And why are they cutting aid to states? Helping states not cut spending is one of the most stimulative possible ways to use Federal dollars.

And yo, Obama, I know you believe in all that bipartisan crap you spewed during the campaign. I was hoping it was just campaign bullshit, but I guess you really believed it. Well, unbelieve it now, please. It is far more important that you avoid Great Depression II than you prove to a bunch of Washington gasbags what an inclusive fuckin' guy you are. In less desperate circumstances, that might be OK. But when we're headed towards the cliff, you don't let your drunk, insane passanger share control of the steering wheel. Your rhetoric of the past couple days has shown that perhaps you understand this better now.

Digby has been awesome recently:
I know I'm a broken record, but the fact remains that the Democrats have to start actually running against Republican ideology and not just saying they'll be better Republicans or making promises to change the tone and the process. The people in this country don't understand that most of what Republicans say with such arrogant assurance is malignant, discredited bullshit. Why would they? Nobody ever challenges it on the merits.


OpenID jdm314 said...

That might not be the best metaphor.

3:32 PM, February 10, 2009  

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