Historical Revisionism Alert! Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?

Thu, Jul 16, 2009

Bailout, Big Fat Lies, Stimulus

From Hot Air:

New White House spin: Stimulus not designed to … stimulate

ABC Reports today that White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said at a briefing Thursday,

The $787 billion “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” (AARA) was not designed for full economic recovery, but rather to “stabilize” the downturn.  That’s the word from White House officials today, who held off-camera briefings with reporters on how the AARA is working so far.  “This legislation was designed to cushion the downturn,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.”

Right.  Not to call you a liar, but . . . your boss, President Obama, said in January when you were scare-mongering the passage of the stimulus (sorry) “stabilization” bill:

That is why I have moved quickly to work with my economic team and leaders of both parties on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that will immediately jumpstart job creation and long-term growth. …

There is no doubt that the cost of this plan will be considerable.  It will certainly add to the budget deficit in the short-term.  But equally certain are the consequences of doing too little or nothing at all, for that will lead to an even greater deficit of jobs, incomes, and confidence in our economy.  It is true that we cannot depend on government alone to create jobs or long-term growth, but at this particular moment, only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe.”

Slublog has a great question:

If the stimulus wasn’t meant to stimulate economic recovery, why is the website called recovery.gov?

People, be warned.  This is a precursor for the second stimulus bill that is going to soon be formally proposed (and is already being proposed by some in the Administration). By saying that the fist bill was not a stimulus bill, they are laying the groundwork a second stimulus bill, which they will insist is really the first one, since the one in January was never really intended to be a stimulus, but merely a “stabilization bill.”

Throw all the bums out.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you …. (drumroll)

Hope.  Change.  (And a big fat memory zapping device).

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3 Responses to “Historical Revisionism Alert! Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?”

  1. Richard Foster Says:

    Yes, where is Will Smith (MIB) when you need him! How long is the media going to allow Obama to blame everything and anything on George Bush. George Bush had his problems but as late as 2006 budget deficits were 1/6th of Obama’s in six short months. The problem with the American people is that we do not understand that giving freedom away or having someone take it away from you, ends up with the exact same result!

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks Rich.

    Take my freedom = Give you my freedom.

    Freedoms are too hard fought to ever let go over them. (Kinda like tax dollars!)

  3. admin Says:

    Great video just released . . . the evolving statements of Obama on HIS stimulus plan … this is what happens when you don’t understand economics, you’re baffled when your la-la land programs don’t work, so you have to lie about them.