Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stimulus makes me nauseous

Oh, please don't do it. Please don't. Please DON'T. Please don't spend my children's and grandchildren's prosperity. Please don't pass the largest spending bill ever to be passed in the history of this country. Please don't put through a HUGE batch of entitlement programs that will essentially turn this country into a socialist nation. Please don't take away hope from my children. Please don't take away the incentive that comes with capitalism. Incentive for my kids to plan to work hard to get ahead. To exert themselves to make a good life for themselves and their families.

Do you remember my post about Memories of Socialism? I wrote about my experience as a foreign exchange student in Sweden in the 1980s. I specifically *asked* the kids there what they planned to do when they "grow up". To a MAN they said that they didn't plan to do anything grand. Because if they did, the government would take it all away from them. They would end up supporting 4 families in addition to their own. And the drunk down the street has a nice apartment. Their words.

Please don't.


LL said...

What's a few hundred billions (or 3/4 of a trillion) in borrowed funds with no revenue stream to hope for repayment? Don't you think that 5 or 6 billion should go to needed community organizing? Where's your sense of adventure? We jumped out of an airplane without a parachute!!! Enjoy the ride down.

Journey on! by Kelleye said...

Is this not the most ridiculous obscene thing yet? Doesn't it make you wonder what is to come of the next 4 years!

The Thompson's said...

This is exactly what we as Americans have coming. I am proud to say that I was NOT one of the ones who voted for this guy who you knew would prpose HUGE spending bills even though he promised he would make cutbacks. Yeah right. Our economy and deficit are both header deepr into the dumps. You watch, mark my words he is a one term president for sure. That is if her makes it thru all 4 years. I wish him well, I really do, but wishing someone well and knowing what they are going to do are two totally different things.

Props to you for addressing this on your blog.

I am Harriet said...

Hi Opus!
Thanks for stopping by religiously. I love hearing from you!
How's the house?

We are finally having nice weather. Woohoo!
take care

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Don't you get it - spending a couple of million on sex education in the schools, and a couple more on re-building a lion exhibit will stimulate....NOTHING!

I agree with you 100%

Fearless Mom said...

That comment by the kid is amazing. Sad that the adults can't see what a little kid can.