Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Stimulus Bill is starting to look like something that ryhmes with "musterbuck"
As much as I hate to admit it, they need to junk that thing and start over. I'm not against much of what they are doing, but the bill itself, especially as it winds it's way through the legislative process, has lost logical stucture. I found myself agreeing with Joe Scarbourogh this morning (which is disturbing for me, to say the least), that here is a chance to build a whole new world, and we are getting the same old stuff.
We need a bill that points a way to the new world. Myself, I was hoping for one that would be a direct attempt to change the petroleum-based world we live in into something else. This economy bleeds off billions every month in foreign energy costs, and if that money was circulating in our internal economy instead, would change our country for the better in every way. I see pieces of it in there, but not a logical approach. I am hoping the Senate can salvage this turkey, but this morning's news was all about more crap that various senators are trying to add. It's discouraging.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address