1/07/2009

Patriotic Stimulus

New reporting on the proposed "Stimulus" package shows it has some hurdles.
“The forecast Wednesday of a jaw-dropping $1.2 trillion one-year federal budget deficit will make it harder for President-elect Barack Obama to win broad support for a massive stimulus package that would add even more to the red ink.”
Instapundit says: "This stuff is polling pretty badly and is likely to poll worse as time goes on. Sooner or later, even Congress will notice."

My Take: Wanna Bet?

In case you haven't noticed, supporting this package is the patriotic thing to do.
Jonathan Martin of Politico reports that Joe Biden declared "we're at war," when talking about the current economic crisis with a group of congressional leaders yesterday. Biden's spokeswoman said that the vice president-elect was making the case that passing the stimulus bill will require members of Congress to join in the same spirit of cooperation that reigned just after the 9/11 attacks.
So it appears to me that anyone who is thinking of opposing the "Stimulus" had better be up for having their patriotism questioned.

Welcome to Barack-a-topia!