Monday, February 09, 2009

America Turns Against The Stimulus!

Not sure if Obama's return to the campaign trail is gonna have much affect - the American peopel are getting ugly:

With the Senate poised to vote Tuesday on an $827-billion version of the economic recovery plan, 62% of U.S. voters want the plan to include more tax cuts and less government spending.
Just 14% would like to move in the opposite direction with more government spending and fewer tax cuts, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Twenty percent (20%) would be happy to pass it pretty much as is, and five percent (5%) are not sure.

Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly want to see more tax cuts and less government spending. Democrats are more evenly divided: 42% agree with the Republicans, 32% want to pass the plan as is, and 22% would like to see more government spending and fewer tax cuts.

Will Obama pay heed to the wisdom of the American people, or heel to the words of Paul Krugman, who blames Obama for allowing "centrists" to strip out 1% of the welfare provisions:

The original plan ..included aid to the unemployed, especially help in maintaining health care — cut. Food stamps — cut. All in all, more than $80 billion was cut from the plan.
On the other hand, the centrists were apparently just fine with one of the worst provisions in the Senate bill, a tax credit for home buyers.
But how did this happen? I blame President Obama’s belief that he can transcend the partisan divide.....

Interesting to see if Obama - a notorious resident of "the political bubble" - will make this an "us against them" campaign as declared necessary by the Times' resident village idiot. Based on the poll above, he ought to be quite careful about whose advice he follows...

After all - Porkulus could rise up, like so many movie monsters, and destroy its beloved creators...

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