Why does an economy that we’ve been told is doing just fine require a “shot in the arm?”
President Bush urged Friday for “direct and rapid” tax relief for both U.S. consumers and businesses, calling such a plan the country’s “most pressing economic priority.” Returning money to consumers and firms would be “a shot in the arm” that would boost the economy, he said.
B-b-b-but the economy is doing peachy! It seems as though even Pelosi is on board with this.
Pelosi told reporters Thursday morning that the package could be completed within 30 days. Her Republican counterpart, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio, echoed that sentiment during his own briefing minutes later. “It needs to happen quickly,” the Republican leader said.
Personally, I think this is a joke. But it’s nice to see ol’ Nance standing up to the Administration again, isn’t it? This will get bogged down of course. Pelosi will insist (like Hillary did today on All Things Considered – where she also admitted she doesn’t read important contracts) that much of the money go to those who need it most (a.k.a. people who don’t pay federal taxes.) If it’s going to go through, I would prefer to see any money go to the middle class. But I think this ain’t going anywhere in 30 days. Watch. I’d like to see the whole idea scrapped. Ride it out.
The economy is either doing great, or it isn’t. Which is it? And what will you do with your $800? I plan on going to the sidewalk next to The Home Depot and paying an illegal alien the whole shebang to paint the inside of my house. I will then force him to sit though a lecture on why it is he, not the incompetence of the current administration, that is responsible for the woes of this country.
Not that he’ll be able to understand me.