1. Something causing or regarded as causing a response.
2. An agent, action, or condition that elicits or accelerates a physiological or psychological activity or response.
3. Something that incites or rouses to action; an incentive: "Works which were in themselves poor have often proved a stimulus to the imagination" W.H. Auden.
The main pitch of this "bill" is to create 5,000,000 jobs. At $819 billion thats about $160k per job. Rockin'!
Why not just pick Ten million people and hand them a check for $80k? Of course, Reid still gets his 1billion for the state of Nevada, and the clean coal department gets their 2bil to try and execute a plan that ended up costing double because some poles "owed" donors and such. Because of that the Bush administration cut it off.
Such horseshit really. Obama stated that "We have begun the essential work of keeping the American dream alive in our time", calling the bill "the most sweeping economic recovery package in our history."
Of that 800 billion, the individual taxpayer will see $400 ($800 for couples) of it. This includes those who don't make enough to pay taxes. I have no issue with that. What I do take issue is the amount of tripe that gets hundreds of millions, and even billions of the package under the guise of 'job building". Heck, the way the Healthcare package is being presented you'll have an industry turned upside down.
There's little doubt in my mind that our President is trying to do the right thing here. As much as he is a politician, and "owes" a ton of people for his success, I believe he still desires to do right by the office he was granted by more than half of the American people.
His party has done him a disservice really. Lining up to get there share of a bill that has really very little to do with stimulus as it does lining the pockets of the democratic parties political machine. Not in dollars mind you, but in poltical collateral. A lot of folks are going to owe a lot of Dems in future elections.
In other news...
Did any of you here about that Monkey that attacked and killed the friend of it's owner???
The audio of the 911 call is here. NOW THIS IS NEWS!!!