Archive for January, 2009

January 30, 2009

Some Wasteful Spending in Washington

Why does the Federal government think they can spend our way out of the economy? Yes times are tough and they will be getting tougher over the next few months and years. But to tax money from folks through taxes to create incentives for new jobs, technology, and health care. I agree, there is a problem in our economy and something must be done. But Federal “Stimulus” is not the way to prevent what is coming down the track. If you study history you will see that the Government spending that went on during FDR’s new deal actually prolonged the depression. Government should not get involved in “creating” jobs and determining what we need to do to fix our economy. The consumer will decide what he or she wants or needs to purchase. When demand arises enterprising folks will fill that need for a profit. This is how we can start to turn this ship around. I urge you to contact your Congressman and ask them to vote no on HR 1 Financial Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

look like they are doing something passes a bill that will sink us further into debt.

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January 30, 2009

Money Spent on Roads

Thomas G. Brown |

As a new administration takes over the Oval Office and promises of change and a better for tomorrow are still fresh in our memory. Let us look past the parades of Tuesday and the Grand Balls and now get to work on restoring the struggling middle class.
President Obama has his first full day as Commander and Chief and lets hope that he takes a good hard look at the struggling middle class. This is a group that has been hampered with the decrease in buying power while prices of commodities such as food and fuel have increased. Many have faced or will face the possibility of home foreclosure. The economic future does not look bright as we are in the mist of a recession and sadly the early stages of a depression.
One thing the incoming President could do to at least alleviate this burden on the American public would to end the stimulus packages that are being handed out left and right. In addition the proposed infusion of money into the infrastructure flies against logic. If your your in financial straights, your behind on the mortgage, bills are piling up. Would it make much sense to head down to the bank to obtain a loan to reduce your kitchen? Yes much like our roads and bridges your kitchen may need improving but at the end of the day aren’t you worse off financially?