Chad Perrin: SOB

13 February 2009

Deficit Spending Bill

Filed under: Liberty — apotheon @ 11:38

The so-called “stimulus” bill passed today. Apparently, “stimulus” is a euphemism for “deficit spending”, which Democrats have long held up as a sign of the evils of Reaganomics, but now support it under a more politically correct name.

It passed in the Senate today. It is a more-than-1000 page document full of pork. It squeals like a pig, and that’s all it does — other than increase deficit spending to unprecedented levels. I’m pretty sure nobody in the Senate has read the whole thing, since it wasn’t even available until midnight last night. Maybe Ron Paul read it, but he would have had to skim through that many pages of pig feces to finish it by now.

Knowing how harmful this bill has to be, and how it’s basically entirely filled out by nothing but special interest nonsense and campaign contributor kickbacks — and having the experience of passing the previous deficit spending bill last year — there is no fucking excuse for having passed this thing. Every motherfucker in the Senate who voted for it, including both of Maine’s Republicans and a Republican from Pennsylvania as well as every last watery-blooded Senate Democrat, is downright evil. If you believe evil can exist the real world, believe it owns the Senate now. There is no goddamn way anyone with an IQ higher than 70 in the halls of power in DC can possibly think that any piddling bit of potentially positive effect on our economy can overcome the inevitable mountain of harmful crap in a bill that size.

. . . and they didn’t even read the fucking thing!

Anyone who tells you it’s a good bill, or even an acceptable bill, is lying, because (having never read it) they simply cannot know it’s not distilled essence of evil. It’s a pretty good bet that it is, in fact.

So much for transparency. So much for economic recovery. So much for cleaning up government after prying the Bush administration out with a crowbar. This happened on Obama’s watch, and it will probably do more damage to this country than the last five or six years of ill-advised war, all within the first month and a half of his administration.

As much as I liked the promise to uphold his promise that Guantanamo would be closed, and the use of a Creative Commons license on government Websites, that doesn’t mean very much after this. He’s going to need to get Hercules and Superman to help him out if he’s going to dig himself out of this pit of karmic debt into which the Democratic Party has thrown itself today.

addendum: The US economy has been described as “the engine of the world economy”. In the absence of any words in the English language that can adequately describe the corruption and stupidity (neither is enough — both are necessary to pull this off) in Congress necessary to sit there putting bullets in the engine block because they heard a valve tap as the real estate market crashed, I provide you with a picture of a girl getting ready to blow her own brains out. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and since 999 of those words would have to be obscenities to properly convey how I feel about this, a picture’s probably the better option.


  1. I’m (was?) a patriot, but I have all but given up in believing in the United States. I see stuff like this happen and I think, “How could we [the people] have let our government become so corrupt?” I vote whenever possible, but the choices often boil down to which candidate I think is going to screw me less. There is no accountability for the government and no recourse for the people.

    It is at the point where I figure there is nothing that can be done within the system, because the people who would make good leaders do not have the means or the motivation to run for office. It’s become a government for the powerful and by the powerful.

    I’ve set some milestones I can see coming down the road in this nation, and when they have all been met, I think I might actually denounce my citizenship and move my family to another country that I think better meets my expectations (Norway is looking real good). I’d attempt to start a revolution, but I don’t think the American people are worth the sacrifice my family would have to make.

    Seriously, what are our options?

    Comment by Mad Brew — 14 February 2009 @ 06:17

  2. Seriously, what are our options?

    That’s the question of the day — and the answers are uncertain, to say the least. Thanks for commiserating with me. The whole mess is just depressing.

    Comment by apotheon — 14 February 2009 @ 11:18

  3. Well BHO did say it would save or create a few million jobs. He forgot to mention that they are all government jobs. Farewell America, it was fun while it lasted.

    Comment by n8 — 14 February 2009 @ 11:33

  4. Good point, n8.

    Is this the n8 who said he’d email me or otherwise get in touch after the last time I talked to him on the telephone, several months ago, but didn’t? If so, welcome to the party! If not, welcome to the Mistaken Identity game!

    Comment by apotheon — 14 February 2009 @ 11:42

  5. Damn, I forgot it was my turn. :)

    Comment by n8 — 14 February 2009 @ 11:44

  6. It had to be your turn, because you said you were moving.

    So . . . have you been reading any of my RPG-related SOB entries lately?

    Should we take this discussion to IMs or email so we don’t clutter up discussion of the atrocious behavior of our “leaders”?

    Comment by apotheon — 14 February 2009 @ 11:50

  7. email sent.

    Comment by n8 — 14 February 2009 @ 12:01

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