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  1. How would additional spending cause a recession?

    Note: I am not saying additional spending is wise or smart or anything like that, given the amount of debt W left us with and Obama has (more than) compounded, but I am asking for an causal link for your post tile: that additional spending would directly lead to a recession.

    Comment by hmm_contrib — February 21, 2013 @ 7:46 pm - February 21, 2013

  2. Yes, because our President is completely insane to suggest using money to repair the road infrastructure for which the government is responsible.

    Comment by Kevin — February 21, 2013 @ 11:02 pm - February 21, 2013

  3. Yes, because our President is completely insane to suggest using money to repair the road infrastructure for which the government is responsible.

    Yes, it’s the responsibility of “Government”, the problem is he has proposed no way to pay for the necessary work…except wild and irresponsible borrowing.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — February 21, 2013 @ 11:09 pm - February 21, 2013

  4. Yes, because our President is completely insane to suggest using money to repair the road infrastructure for which the government is responsible.

    Shouldn’t that have been covered by the first stimulus? That was a lot of money…

    Comment by Rattlesnake — February 22, 2013 @ 1:24 am - February 22, 2013

  5. The biggest problem I have with the spending, is the waste going to entitlements and to his cronies. This cannot continue, and the bill must be paid. Saying that government must do this is that is not a valid answer anymore. The federal government cannot be trusted with our money that is very clear. If the states were handling this, we would be much better off.

    Corruption and mismanagement would be isolated to the state level. Being limited to the state level would expose problems quicker and shield other citizens living in states with responsible leadership from the damage.

    Comment by gigg — February 22, 2013 @ 8:34 am - February 22, 2013

  6. Doesn’t the transportation department ALREADY spend money to fix roads? Why should they need more, unless they haven’t properly spent their funds in the first place. In which case, just go after the ones who received the money and get it back.

    I was originally fooled when the first stimulus was proposed by President Obama. I thought it would go to roads, etc and get construction workers working again. I learned that was a mistake. Get the original stimulus money back to pay for these projects.

    Comment by Louise B — February 22, 2013 @ 10:19 am - February 22, 2013

  7. The Guv’ment could have repaired and repaved a lot of roads with the 23 BILLION-plus unrecoverable-dollars that they misspent artificially-propping up Government Motors General Motors for the “private” benefit of the UAW, …instead of allowing an orderly Court-supervised reorganization.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — February 22, 2013 @ 3:24 pm - February 22, 2013

  8. Uh yeah, what happened to the almost trillion dollars of Stimulus 1.0? Why are we having another fauxny Stimulus crap sandwich foisted upon us?

    Comment by runningrn — February 22, 2013 @ 7:55 pm - February 22, 2013

  9. Louise B, Porkulus is a permanent government expansion until it is repealed; it’s one of the reasons we are spending trillions annually.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — February 23, 2013 @ 8:59 am - February 23, 2013

  10. Yes, because our President is completely insane to suggest using money to repair the road infrastructure for which the government is responsible.

    Comment by Kevin — February 21, 2013 @ 11:02 pm – February 21, 2013

    If Obama wants to repair the roads, let him use the billions of dollars he and his cronies are currently spending on lavish and extravagant “conferences”, paybacks to donors, and free phones to ineligible recipients.

    Why don’t you answer, Kevin, why you and your fellow Obama supporters have spent years taking billions AWAY from fixing the roads and put it towards these boondoggles that benefit no one other than Obama and his cronies?

    Indeed, why don’t you and your fellow “progressives” explain why you would rather cut spending to police, firefighters, and education than to cut lavish conferences, payoffs to Obama donors, and welfare payments being collected illegally?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 23, 2013 @ 1:40 pm - February 23, 2013

  11. How would additional spending cause a recession?

    Note: I am not saying additional spending is wise or smart or anything like that, given the amount of debt W left us with and Obama has (more than) compounded, but I am asking for an causal link for your post tile: that additional spending would directly lead to a recession.

    Comment by hmm_contrib — February 21, 2013 @ 7:46 pm – February 21, 2013

    Because Barack Obama said it would.

    As a senator and presidential candidate, Barack Obama said that he detested budget deficits. In 2006, when the aggregate national debt was almost $8 trillion less than it is today, he blasted George W. Bush’s chronic borrowing and refused to vote for upping the debt ceiling: “Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’”

    In 2008, Obama further blasted Bush’s continued Keynesian borrowing: “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children . . . so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”

    And the Pelosi/Obama leadership said the same.

    After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” Pelosi said in her speech from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”

    Were they lying?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 23, 2013 @ 1:50 pm - February 23, 2013

  12. We have .13/gal Federal gas tax NOW. Where does that money go if not for road projects???

    Obama has really fooled a lot of you. Such a shame.

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — February 23, 2013 @ 9:10 pm - February 23, 2013

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