American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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POLL: Should the Food Stamp Program significantly Scaled Back?

Conservative Republicans passed a bill in September to tighten SNAP eligibility standards and end benefits for nearly 5 percent of recipients, cutting about $39 Billion  over 10 years. The increase in SNAP program benefits was a temporary response to the “Great Recession” and had a built in sunset once the recession was over.  Since the Obama Administration (as well as economists) have determined that the recession is over, so should […]

House of Representatives Schedule for the Week of November 12th 2012

House of Representatives Schedule for the Week of November 12th 2012

House of Representatives Schedule for the Week of November 12th 2012 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH On Monday, the House is not in session. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 6190 – Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Energy and Commerce […]

Pundit: Then-and-Now Numbers Reveal Obama’s Weaknesses

Pundit: Then-and-Now Numbers Reveal Obama’s Weaknesses

As President Barack Obama nears the end of his first term, many are wondering what has changed since he took office. Others wonder, “What is he thinking?”   Within his first 100 days in the White House, Obama made his most expensive legislative move: the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – the stimulus package. The stimulus money was meant to turn the tide of the recession […]

16 Trillion – Obama forgets his first two years in State of the Union address

16 Trillion – Obama forgets his first two years in State of the Union address

ViaDPGI If you came away from President Obamas State of the Union address thinking nothing worth mentioning happened during his first two years in office, then you got precisely the message he intended…. Those years got short shrift in Tuesday evening’s address. Why no mention of Obama’s signature economic legislation, the $814 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka the stimulus bill? His biggest domestic accomplishment, the $1.2 trillion Obamacare […]

Big Obama donor cashed in on stimulus Green Energy, Sold Biofuel back to the Government for $25.00 a gallon

Big Obama donor cashed in on stimulus Green Energy, Sold Biofuel back to the Government for $25.00 a gallon

Anyone notice the left harping that even though Newt Gingrich did not meet the legal definition of a lobbyist, he really was influence peddling in DC, but the same media types have not connected the dots to Obama Bundlers Lobbying the White House for Stimulus Money.  One even wrote part of the Stimulus bill.  But that isn’t lobbying… not really.  That’s because, if you remember correctly, Obama stayed out of […]

Democrat Delusion discussed:  Pelosi Without Obama's Stimulus, Unemployment Would Now Be 15%

Democrat Delusion discussed: Pelosi Without Obama's Stimulus, Unemployment Would Now Be 15%

(CNSNews.com) – Since President Barack Obama signed his $825 billion economic stimulus plan into law in February 2009, the national unemployment rate has risen from 8.2 percent to 9.1 percent. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her press briefing Thursday that if the stimulus had not been enacted the unemployment rate would now be 15 percent. At a press briefing only a month ago, Pelosi said that if the stimulus not been enacted unemployment would have reached 14.5 percent by the time of the November 2010 elections. “I […]

Tough Month for “Green” Stimulus

Tough Month for “Green” Stimulus

Remember how the stimulus was pitched? In order to defibrillate job creation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was supposed to inject almost $1 trillion of taxpayer money into the economy, in a manner that was “timely, targeted, and temporary.” About a tenth of ARRA funds were given to creating so-called “green jobs,” and a spate of recent news stories suggest that these “clean energy” stimulus dollars have been […]

Obama’s Top 10 Spending Dodges

Obama’s Top 10 Spending Dodges

1. OBAMA SAID HE WOULD CUT THE DEFICIT IN HALF BUT IT WILL END UP DOUBLE WHAT HE AIMED FOR What Obama Said … February 2009: “President Barack Obama Plans To Cut The U.S. Budget Deficit To $533 Billion By The End Of His First Term …” (Hans Nichols, “Obama Plans To Reduce Budget Deficit To $533 Billion By 2013,” Bloomberg, 2/21/09) The President Believed That A Failure To Control The Deficit […]

Obama admits that Stimulus was a Joke: ‘Shovel-Ready Was Not as Shovel-Ready as We Expected’

Obama admits that Stimulus was a Joke: ‘Shovel-Ready Was Not as Shovel-Ready as We Expected’

Yeah Real Funny Obama, How about another round of Golf? President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness met today in Durham, NC at Cree Inc., a company that manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting. One of the Council’s recommendations to President Obama was to streamline the federal permit process for construction and infrastructure projects. It was explained to Obama that the permitting process can delay projects for “months to years … and […]

GAO: Billions in stimulus contracts went to tax delinquents

GAO: Billions in stimulus contracts went to tax delinquents

Didn’t Joe Biden say things like this would not happen “on my watch”? A Senate panel on Tuesday will examine how more than $24 billion in stimulus funds went to contractors or organizations that owe the federal government millions in back taxes. A new report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found 3,700 contractors and grantees that received stimulus funds owed a combined $757 million in back taxes. “That […]