House OKs $410B spending, reverses Bu...

House OKs $410B spending, reverses Bush policies

There are 710 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 25, 2009, titled House OKs $410B spending, reverses Bush policies. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Democratic-controlled House pushed through a $410 billion measure Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by the Bush administration.

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Mary

Patchogue, NY

#1 Feb 25, 2009
Ok let me get this straight:

1. Obama promises tax cuts to 95% of working Americans even though, according to the IRS, only 40% of working Americans pay income taxes.
2. Obama wants to take even more money from the "wealthy", those over $250k, even though the top 10% of wage earners in this nation already pay over 65% of the current tax bill. Again, based on IRS statistics, 50% of wage earners only pay 35% of the tax bill as 40% or workers don't make enough to have to file.
3. Obama's admin has still not answered this question (primarily because no one is brave enough to ask him): Where is all this money coming from?

4 weeks into office and already this is out of control with no end in sight. The latest $410B proposed budget has over 8,000 earmarks in it, including my favorite,$500,000 to a theater in North Dakota for rennovations. Why are our tax dollars fuding these "thank-you" pet projects? When does it end? The vast majority of the money handed out in the last stimulus shoudl have been wored out thru the normal committee procedures and made visible to the American public!

Just keep this in mind folks:

At some point we are all going to be paying for every one of the over 8,000 earmarks in the latest prosed budget. And guess what folks, that's more than double the number of earmarks in Bush's last proposed budget.

"A government big enough to give every citizen what it needs, is big enough to take it all away."
-Thomas Jefferson

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Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 25, 2009
Obama has spent 3.6 trillion dollars in 36 days. Change we can...oh never mind.
Ayayai

Bronx, NY

#3 Feb 25, 2009
Didn't he just get finished saying last night that American can't afford all these greezy, pork-laiden bills? I could swear I heard him saying something to that affect.

What's going on?
TGC

Hempstead, NY

#4 Feb 25, 2009
Ayayai wrote:
Didn't he just get finished saying last night that American can't afford all these greezy, pork-laiden bills? I could swear I heard him saying something to that affect.
What's going on?
He is pulling the wool over the eyes of his believers. Wait until you see his socialized medicne plan! We are headed for the poor house, and to hell in a hand basket!

Pelosi Schmelosi

“THE FACE OF LIBERALISM”

Since: Feb 09

HOW DOES SHE LOOK???

#6 Feb 25, 2009
Redistribution of wealth in full swing. Robin Hood with a teleprompter...

Yes - the bill has earmarks for astronomy research in Hawaii, anti-bullying education, GANG TATTOO REMOVAL, and lobster research in Maine...

Yes - this bill represents an 8.3% increase over last year

STILL blaming Bush as the "big" spender???
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Here's the bill..
http://appropriations.house.gov/FY2009_consol...

Pelosi Schmelosi

“THE FACE OF LIBERALISM”

Since: Feb 09

HOW DOES SHE LOOK???

#7 Feb 25, 2009
ANOTHER lesson in Obama-Nomics...

Campaign AGAINST earmarks...
So we can SPEND BILLIONS...
So we can INCREASE the size of govt...
So we can INCREASE Lobbying...
So we can make people more DEPENDENT on govt...
So we can raise taxes...

Then we can SPEND BILLIONS...
Then we can INCREASE the size of govt...
Then we can INCREASE Lobbying...
Then we can make more people DEPENDENT on govt...
Then we can raise taxes...

Next we can...

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#10 Feb 26, 2009
This dunce is turning out to be Pelosi's boy.
Rich

Lakeland, FL

#11 Feb 26, 2009
I listened to Obamas speech on Tuesday night and was impressed. If he does all he says, then things should get better. He stated he is going to eliminate the port so this will be his first test, if he vetos the bill and turns it down, he's sincere about what he said Tuesday night. If he passes it straight through, he's a BS'er. We'll know which is true soon.
Spirit of 1776

New York, NY

#12 Feb 26, 2009
Ayayai wrote:
Didn't he just get finished saying last night that American can't afford all these greezy, pork-laiden bills? I could swear I heard him saying something to that affect.
What's going on?
Simply put...he is a "LIAR"

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#15 Feb 26, 2009
Mary wrote:
Ok let me get this straight:

2. Obama wants to take even more money from the "wealthy", those over $250k, even though the top 10% of wage earners in this nation already pay over 65% of the current tax bill. Again, based on IRS statistics, 50% of wage earners only pay 35% of the tax bill as 40% or workers don't make enough to have to file.
He is following FDR's model of taxing while increasing spending. The effects of this reduce economic activity. FDR only got strong economic activity by going to war.
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The fact Obama is promoting all these programs helter skelter maybe an indication he doesn't think his political capital is going to last long. If the economy craters, his policies will leave one big, deep hole.

IBM

“..::..”

Since: Oct 08

Greenbrier, AR

#16 Feb 26, 2009
Well, something else to bitch about...yay!
Marc

Chattanooga, TN

#18 Feb 26, 2009
HIPPOCRIT wrote:
Pelosi SchmelosiSAID, Then we can SPEND BILLIONS... I SAY IRAQ = BILLIONS AN ILLEGAL WAR, BASED ON LIES, FACT WHO IS BULL SING WHO HERE STUPID. DONT FORGET 911 THE WORST ATTACK EVER ON AMERICAN SOIL BUSH LET IT HAPPEN, FACT.. SO GO F YOUR SELF A HOLE..........
Define "illegal war" and exactly where is the law making it as such. You need to state as such....

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#19 Feb 26, 2009
"House OKs $410B spending, reverses Bush policies "

And does this really come as any surprise to anyone? The only reason Barry the Socialist was elected, or even had a chance, was the far left nutjobs hated Bush so much that they went to the extreme opposite in an attempt to offset everything the man ever did, good or bad. The Dems were elected on propoganda with an agenda and the American people were too stupid to see it. I just hope everyone enjoys the ride.

By the way, I thought Barry, Nancy and the other zombie goons were supposed to magically fix every problem known to man just by getting elected.....

Well, I am waiting......

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#20 Feb 26, 2009
Pelosi Schmelosi wrote:
Redistribution of wealth in full swing. Robin Hood with a teleprompter...
Yes - the bill has earmarks for astronomy research in Hawaii, anti-bullying education, GANG TATTOO REMOVAL, and lobster research in Maine...
Yes - this bill represents an 8.3% increase over last year
STILL blaming Bush as the "big" spender???
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Here's the bill..
http://appropriations.house.gov/FY2009_consol...
I has some of the dumbest stuff I have ever seen in there. Its thousands of pages of the purest idiocy available. I think I am just going to stop paying taxes all together........

This way, I can say that I was never part of the fall of Democracy and the United States. Hmmm, United....

Maybe we should "CHANGE" the name of our country to "The Divided States of Socialism".

That sounds much more appropriate and accurate.
NYStateOfMind

Ridgewood, NY

#21 Feb 26, 2009
What next wrote:
Obama has spent 3.6 trillion dollars in 36 days. Change we can...oh never mind.
Please explain where you get $3.6 billion from?...
Step Off

South Holland, IL

#22 Feb 26, 2009
HIPPOCRIT wrote:
SPIRT OF 1776 SAID, Simply put...he is a "LIAR"
IRAQ = LIES FACT
FACT= You are a A-HOLE!
FACT= You are the lier when it comes to 9-11 and Iraq!
FACT= Your boy is in charge now NOT BUSH!
FACT= So far Obama make G.W. look like a saint!
FACT= Obama is a big lier!
FACT= You are completly clueless!
Rogue Government

Fellsmere, FL

#23 Feb 26, 2009
Thus far money spent (interest included) on the Iraq war doesn't even come close the amount of the supposed "stimulus" even without interest...

http://pursuingholiness.com/2009/02/chartmani...

At the rate the current administration is spending I wonder how long it will take to reach a gazillion dollars...
Rogue Government

Fellsmere, FL

#24 Feb 26, 2009
NYStateOfMind wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain where you get $3.6 billion from?...
Actually, it's 3.27 trillion:

http://pursuingholiness.com/2009/02/chartmani...
I AM A1ACharles Dammit

West Palm Beach, FL

#26 Feb 26, 2009
Commence "Operation DittoHead".
eric

Wadesville, IN

#27 Feb 26, 2009
HIPPOCRIT wrote:
Pelosi SchmelosiSAID, Then we can SPEND BILLIONS... I SAY IRAQ = BILLIONS AN ILLEGAL WAR, BASED ON LIES, FACT WHO IS BULL SING WHO HERE STUPID. DONT FORGET 911 THE WORST ATTACK EVER ON AMERICAN SOIL BUSH LET IT HAPPEN, FACT.. SO GO F YOUR SELF A HOLE..........
as Clinton let AlQida attack us multiple times during his adm. and did nothing! He warned Bush yet, did nothing himself and you call us AHoles?
At least Bush tried to do something and of course retards like you dont consider we spend 10 mil a month MORE on illegals then the war which is a fight against Terrorists.
Retards bitch about bush and his deficit in 8 years,YET,OBAMA has doubled it in less then 45 days! and whos the AHOLE?

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