This group was just shown on MSNBC, protesting outside the capitol with "428,000 signatures" from "ordinary Americans". They were accompanied by congresscritters from mostly Southern states, I think. These people are demanding NO stimulus at all, well, except for tax cuts for the rich. I wonder how many of them are unemployed? From their website, here is a sample of their beef:
( Oh NoEs, a cigarette tax ! ) You may remember the famous promise from Obama on the campaign trail not to raise any tax on any family making less than $250,000 a year. Well, that lasted about two weeks. Today Obama is signing a 61-cent-per-pack hike in the federal cigarette tax, buried in the so-called SCHIP bill.
A lot of poor and middle-income smokers who voted for Obama based on his tax promise may feel betrayed immediately. All the nonsmokers out there should also be concerned, because with that promise already breached, you could be next in line.
( Teh TreeHuggers are Coming..Global Warming is a HOAX, it's SerIes!)“In a struggling economy with gas prices creeping back up and folks losing their jobs left and right, we simply cannot afford to spend billions of dollars on “green energy” that will make it more expensive to heat our homes,” said President of Americans for Prosperity, Tim Phillips. “We are disturbed to see the new administration has decided to bow to the will of extremist environmental interest groups, instead of doing what is best for the American people,” said AFP Policy Director Phil Kerpen. “In the midst of an economic downturn and a contentious national debate over the so-called ‘stimulus,’ Obama is seeking to stifle an essential component of the nation’s recovery efforts.”
(The SOCIALISTS are Coming to Take teh Hospitalz! ) What does the so-called “stimulus package” mean for your health care? Hidden in the dark recesses of this monstrous spending bill are the first steps towards full-on health care socialism.
Seriously, MSNBC - Was Henrietta's Homelessness just too much for you to cover? I know Matthews was VERY disturbed about the "real people" at Obama's Town Halls. You don't really think these right wing lunatics represent "average Americans" now, do you? Really?
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