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How has Obama's Stimulus Helped You?

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I'm looking for examples of how Obama's stimulus has personally helped you.

Did the stimulus help save your job? Has it helped you buy a house? Has it helped you out of debt? Has it helped you buy a car recently? Has it helped increase your income? etc., etc., etc.

Please, give me some examples with personal positive outcomes.

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BigPrune 5 years ago

Not a word from anyone? Anyone out there save their house from foreclosure? Refi their credit cards at a lower rate? Anything? Anything? Anyone? Someone help me out, I want success stories of Obama's stimulus.

Where is all this stimulus, or is it just a bunch of b.s.?

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

Remember remember the fourth of November the ACORN treason and plot and what the media did to help and the pig in the poke that we've got.

fastwalker 5 years ago

He hepped me get de toiler is papurr

commuter 5 years ago

My witholding went down but I am expecting my taxes to go up. i am going to request the IRS go see Obama to get the balance of my taxes.

I do know one person who bought a house. She has been saving for years. She stated the tax credit was the major factor of getting the house. If no tax credit, she said she would have waited another year.

Stuart Evans 5 years ago

the stimulus could have been better spent directly on the working class. Had they given a 3, 6 or 12 month income tax-free holiday, that money would have been directly injected into the economy. What would you do with a couple hundred dollars more on your paycheck? you'd spend it. you might even save up a few weeks of the extra funds and then spend it on a big ticket item. But instead, they've spent only a portion of the money on government projects. Sure I love that we're getting a new intersection at N. 2nd, but with increased personal spending, increased tax revenue would have gotten that job completed anyway.

mom_of_three 5 years ago

A few extra dollars in my paycheck, but other than that, we didn't buy a new car, and already had a house. Didn't need it. Dresden - I hardly think reasonable describes your brain.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Well, my unborn grandchildren are in debt because of it.... Not sure that helped...

CharlesinCharge 5 years ago

You can usually expect only one positive comment to every nine negative ones. The vocal people are the ones that always want to complain but the don't do anything to create change.

It's hard to calculate, but there may be many people that did not lose jobs because of the stimulus. I know of several non-profit agencies that received grants to add additional people or to increase the services by increasing hours of operation.

The stimulus is helping all of us in Lawrence by providing funding to complete the construction project that is finally getting done on the north end of the Mass. St. bridge.

frank mcguinness 5 years ago

If you live in north lawrence you finally after 30 years got a new road in front of johnnys.

meggers 5 years ago

If not for stimulus funds, Kansas would be facing even deeper budget cuts than we are now, as would many states.

Sometimes, BigPrune, it's instructive to stop hanging upside down in a tree and take a peek at the forest.

ksdivakat 5 years ago

no tony...goldman exec would be correct.

Sunny Parker 5 years ago

Nope not one thing! It is much harder to buy a house now because of the federal government. Banks have to have 20-25% down to make loans.

My unborn grandchildren are in deep trouble!

Sunny Parker 5 years ago

My friends in the construction business are still out of work also. Where are the jobs Obamy promised?

verity 5 years ago

Prune-"I'm looking for examples of how Obama's stimulus has personally helped you."

No, you're not. You just want to carp and complain.

Mike Blur 5 years ago

I'm finally getting a haircut to look cute for Mr. Shewmon.

monkeyhawk 5 years ago

The real stimulus winners:

Solving Whose Problem? By Thomas Sowell

"No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems-- of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.......

No one pushed these reckless mortgage lending policies more than Congressman Barney Frank, who brushed aside warnings about risk, and said in 2003 that he wanted to "roll the dice" even more in the housing markets. But it would very rash to bet against Congressman Frank's getting re-elected in 2010.

After the cascade of economic disasters that began in the housing markets in 2006 and spread into the financial markets in Wall Street and even overseas, people in the private sector pulled back. Banks stopped making so many risky loans. Home buyers began buying homes they could afford, instead of going out on a limb with "creative"-- and risky-- financing schemes to buy homes that were beyond their means.

But politicians went directly in the opposite direction. In the name of "rescuing" the housing market, Congress passed laws enabling the Federal Housing Administration to insure more and bigger risky loans-- loans where there is less than a 4 percent down payment.

A recent news story told of three young men who chipped in a total of $33,000 to buy a home in San Francisco that cost nearly a million dollars. Why would a bank lend that kind of money to them on such a small down payment? Because the loan was insured by the Federal Housing Administration........" http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/11/24/solving_whose_problem_99272.html

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

The employees of Hornady & RCBS have been getting lots of overtime. No stimulus money was involved.

heysoos 5 years ago

If not for the stimulus I would have had to choose between health insurance, food and utilities, or rent during a recent brief period of unemployment. Thanks to the COBRA subsidy I was able to keep coverage, thus avoiding the huge black mark of any time uninsured.

No way I could have paid $700 a month for insurance in addition to rent and food on the little savings I had.

monkey_c 5 years ago

Nada. Zip. Nothing so far, but I'm waiting and I'm hoping. That's it.

kmat 5 years ago

The company I work for has seen a lot of increased business. We supply lighting supplies to the wholesale market and to contractors. The first part of this year, sales were way down. The last 4-5 months, sales are better than last year and a lot of them are for projects that the stimulus $s are funding. We had lots of govt projects that were put on hold that have now started up again. I can tell you that lots of electrical distributors and contractors are thankful for the stimulus funds.

gphawk89 5 years ago

Some kind of stimulus money was supposedly used for repairs to the street and sidewalk in my neighborhood this summer.

The contractor tore up maybe 10% of the asphalt in little sections and replaced it with concrete - even though there was nothing visibly wrong with the sections they tore up. The seams between the old asphalt and new concrete are uneven and the concrete is already beginning to crack in many places.

The contractor also replaced various sections of our sidewalk in pretty much a patchwork fashion even though nothing was visibly wrong with the sections they tore up. The new concrete is much lighter in color than the old aggregate so looks rather bad. The section they replaced halfway across our driveway is much thinner than the original and has already cracked.

Before any of the concrete work started, a tree company came through the neighborhood and removed about 20% of the trees (40-year-old oaks and sweet gums) between the sidewalk and the street. No one has figured out why, and the homeowners had no say in the matter.

Thanks to stimulus money, the nice neighborhood I moved into three years ago looked like a war zone all summer and doesn't look much better now.

puddleglum 5 years ago

i'm white. i didn't get anything.

ivalueamerica 5 years ago

Does anyone remember that the Stimulus was first passed under the Bush administration?

leedavid 5 years ago

Ivalueamerica:

Why would Obama be taking credit for it then?

Barack Obama Announces Plan to Revitalize Economy and Protect American Families

Source: http://www.barackobama.com/2008/01/13/barack_obama_announces_plan_to.php

It is so fun to read what he said the package would do versus what it actually did....LOL

Millions out of work

Godot 5 years ago

Stimulus? Negative for me cuz I don't work for the government, don't plan on getting a government job, and don't receive government aid of any sort; plus, I did not own a clunker so I did not get the $4500 Obama money for that, and I have owned a home for several years so I did not qualify for the $8000 Obama money for buying a house; in fact, my house is worth less now than it was when I bought it. The worst thing is, my savings accounts are not only eazero percent interest, but are worth 25% less than they were a year ago because Obama and his boys, Bernanke, Chairman of the Fed, Geithner, Treasury Secretary, are manipulating the bond markets to keep interest rates low, and are pursuig a policy that purposefully devalues the dollar.

Obama's policies have deeply negatively affected my personal finances.

verity 5 years ago

Just checked my retirement fund and it's a whole lot higher than it was this time last year.

But, of course, that doesn't count because it's positive.

verity 5 years ago

And you guys talk about Bush Derangement Syndrome. Now that's just funny.

Godot 5 years ago

vertify, you can absolutely thank Obama and Geithner and Bernanke for the runup in the stock market. They owed it to their benefactors/owners at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

JHOK32 5 years ago

I have several members in my family that are in the construction business, all say the stimulus money has helped them. Also, many municipalities across the nation have received funds to keep their policemen, firemen, public works dept, teachers, etc employees on the job instead of being laid off. There are some that blame Obama for having too small of a stimulus bill.

Godot 5 years ago

The good news this week, ending November 21, is that there were only 466,000 new applicantsfor unemployment. This was the first week since the first of the year that less than 500,000 people applied for unemployment.

This is the 47th week in the year. Every week in this year, until now, at least 500,000 people (or more) have made an initial filing for unemployment.

47 times 500,000. Isn't that something like, I don't know, like 23,750,000 people who have lost their jobs so far this year?

Why does the media tell us (depending on who you read or listen to) there have been between 3 and 6 millioin jobs lost?

TopJayhawk 5 years ago

Meggers. Think so? You say our state dficet would be higher, maybe so. But wouldn't that be better than the trillions in national debt that we have now. I think so. Typical example of myopic, thinking. I have heard that the majority of the money has not been spent. I think we should not spend it and use it to pay off China before they completely own us. Fact is the little bit it has helped people in the long run will be hurt much worse by the irresponsible spending of Congress, Bush and Obama.

TopJayhawk 5 years ago

Babboy. Why don't your "clients" get a friggin' job? They would if we would quit molly-coddling these people and stop extending the gravy-train. (extended unemplyment benefits) If they wanted to work, they could have a job in less than a week. They would rather lay arouind the house and collect Mr Obama's money and get addicted to the Government tit. Sounds like a lazy crowd to me. And this is all that is getting helped by Obama, the lazy folks that he kow-tows to.

leedavid 5 years ago

Verity you think your retirement fund is up becauser of the stimulus package? OK, I can see your problem.....LOL!

TopJayhawk 5 years ago

Defender. My Mother did raise a "winner" I've never been unemployed a day in my adult life. If I can do it, almost anyone can.
All you need is some common sense, a little motivation, and a willingness to show some personality, you know use some social-skills? I'm sick of lazy pathetic people whinning that the Government isn't doing enough to take care of lazyness.

leedavid 5 years ago

Defender did you just call me a traitor?

"Some people hate America so much that they wish harm on their fellow countrymen, and laugh at hardship placed on others just so they can feel superior in some small way.

The words of a traitor."

Amazing, really. A 20 year USAF veteran of two wars, and you call me traitor because I point out Obama's stimulus package has done nothing that it was supposed to. Millions out of work that are supposed to be working because of his stimulus package and I'm a traitor. Bless your heart.

maxcrabb 5 years ago

Wow, TopJayhawk. You really should consider yourself lucky, as someone who's never struggled to find employment. I've had a job almost every day of my adult life, but there was a stretch after coming back from a seasonal job that I couldn't find a full time job that would pay for rent/utilities/food. I got interviews, and even worked a day in a downtown restaurant, but when it came to getting hours, everyone was holding on to what they had, and there was nothing left on the schedule for me. While there are always cases of abuse in every system, I think it's crass to broadly characterize all people on unemployment as lazy pathetic whiners.

jayhawklawrence 5 years ago

The truth is that we don't really know what is going on and we vent our frustrations out on the "other" political party all the time.

I am concerned that there is not enough transparency in our government and that we have all these "ideologues" pushing our buttons and upsetting us and we still don't know what is really going on.

Where did the Wall Street bail out money go? Who is really getting the favored treatment in our government today?

The political parties that spin every situation to their advantage are not our friends.

It is time to think about getting some new people in government. They should be honest people who respect the laws and history of our country and know how to balance a checkbook. They should know something about how to stimulate US productivity and the importance of making America competitive instead of shipping our technology and jobs to China and India.

Wall Street screwed main street and we need to make sure that never happens again.

Fixed_Asset 5 years ago

25 November 2009 at 9:08 p.m.

Marion (Marion Lynn) says…

The usurpation of The White House by the Junta of Barack Hussein Obownow has helped me because the Junta is ensuring that people get broke and stay broke, so folks are looking for alternative methods to earn.

You erred in your capitalization of junta, unless, of course, you were referring to the comic book character. Tsk. Tsk.

monkeyhawk 5 years ago

"And this is all that is getting helped by Obama, the lazy folks that he kow-tows to."

There are actually a couple of groups are Obama people - the unemployed (who he benefits from greatly by their dependence on that gov check), and the unions - who are actually very similar to the unemployed, except they get great big checks and fat benefits for not doing much.

Sunny Parker 5 years ago

Obamys stimulus package is giving the City of Lawrence 1 million dollars to rebrick New York Street. Doesn't that make you all feel good? With all the people out of work, you will have newly bricked streets.
That is where your, mine, and our grandchildrens tax dollars are going!

ivalueamerica 5 years ago

Bush, considered the worst president in American History left the worst financial crisis since the great depression, and passed the stimulus package.

Re-writing history only makes you a liar.

Fixed_Asset 5 years ago

Marion said:

"Exercising a bit of literary licence, I decided that “The Junta of Barack Hussen Obownow” is a proper name and therefore capitalised."

You can buy one here for 5 bucks

http://www.countofmanifesto.com/Literarylicense.htm:

Of course, that won't magically make you a writer. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Thanks for the laughs.

monkeyhawk 5 years ago

Bush sucked, for sure, and it may have won the election for Mr. Obama, but he needs to get out of campaign mode.

Did anyone see reports on BO in Afghanistan paying a visit to the troops on Thanksgiving? Me either. I think the closest he will ever get to the action is West Point.

thrifter 5 years ago

I've been unemployed since June and thank goodness for the ARRA that reduced my COBRA premiums from $240/mo for just myself, to $83/mo. I can afford to have health insurance at this rate, whereas before, there was no way.

Also, extended unemployment benefits until I am able to find the right job. The extra $25 a week really helps.

pace 5 years ago

So big prune thinks if someone doesn't respond to his particular blog? As much as I dislike pandering to his begging for attention. My nephew was able to buy his first home, and he was able to use the stimulus money to repair it. It helped the elderly couple to sell it. My friend got rid of a gas guzzling heap and bought a small and efficient car which she hopes to drive for years like her last one. So a car dealer made a sale. She does good maintenance. Another nephew was laid off and his employer got a bridge repair in Iowa, he is working out of state but grateful for the work.

Two people I know in danger of foreclosure have not been given any different offers from their banks, but one person took an extra job and hopes to hold on to her home. Her husband was suppose to make payments as part of the divorce but he decided to spend his money on booze and floozies. The home owners not being able to renegotiate their loans is the largest disappointment. One's interest rate doubled and it makes me think banks are bottom feeding vultures, that take money from the federal gov and take homes from families. I think we gave the banks emergency funds without obligations. All the credit companies raised their interest rates. that hurt a lot of people who were able to make their payments until they doubled. I think Obama can not fix the economic problems in this country, it will take a lot of people working together. At least Obama tries to work with people. I hate the wingnut pigs who hope the economy tanks so they can take power again. This country needs to accept responsibility for it's own recovery, While I hated Bush, he was not solely responsible for the troubles, and while I admire Obama he can not turn the economy around by himself. I am thrilled my nephew is back at work because I did not want to have to help his family. I love him but it is better that he is working so it helps my family. We continue to pay down our debt and get prepared for a furlough that is probable in our future. We save, we pay and make choices. I am glad the stimulus money is working in some ways but the stimulus money can only ease some of the current crisis, this country is in for changes. More for others than the people who are living frugally, responsibly and with some regard for the environment, the future and for each other.

pace 5 years ago

Rewriting history might make you a republican now days. In honor of the beloved, respected and great stateman "Nixon".

Newell_Post 5 years ago

Everybody wishes the "stimulus" hadn't been necessary. However, even as inefficiently as it has been handled, I believe the Bush/Obama stimulus plan has prevented a cascading collapse of the entire banking system. If that had happened, the current situation would be worse than 1931. Instead of 9.5% unemployment, think 30% unemployment. That is what the stimulus has done for you. It has made it possible for you to live in an economy that is still functioning (even if not as well as before) with banks that are still open for business. Unemployment in the range of 25% or 30% would have profound impacts of all aspects of the economy.

My problem with the stimulus is that it is one of those government programs that will take on a life of its own and never die. If the Tennessee Valley Authority is still in business 69 years after the end of the Great Depression, then some of the current stimulus stuff will never die.

Some things that need to happen:

  1. FRB & Treasury need to keep a close watch on unemployment and inflation, and start raising interest rates just as soon as inflation starts to become apparent. Inflation will tick up just as soon as unemployment starts going down.

  2. Congress needs to pass tough bank regulations that prevent this from happening again. Re-enacting all provisions of the second Glass-Steagal act would be a good start.

  3. The administration needs to manage its investments in troubled companies as investments and ultimately get a return on that investment for the taxpayers. However, they need to maintain the supports and not take them away too early. The government stopped supporting the economy in 1937, which led to the third basic crash of the Great Depression.

  4. The individuals who presided over idiotic banking decisions that led to this problem need to lose their wealth, power, and personal liberty, IMO.

StephanieD123 5 years ago

His approval rating is now below 50%. This means there are a lot of stupid feeling people: those who voted for him. He was never qualified.

notajayhawk 5 years ago

CharlesinCharge (Anonymous) says…

"It's hard to calculate, but there may be many people that did not lose jobs because of the stimulus."

It's not hard to calculate. Just ask the White House, they'll be glad to make up some numbers for you.


meggers (Anonymous) says…

"Sometimes, BigPrune, it's instructive to stop hanging upside down in a tree and take a peek at the forest."

Does the forest you live in take into account the states' budget crises when the fed has to pay off the debt from the money they're spending?

Besides, you're using the same non-logic as the jobs claims - 'It would have been worse if' is an unprovable claim.


BABBOY (Anonymous) says…

"Lots of my clients have taken advantage of extended unemployment benefits and some have taken advantage of cobra benefits. But, I realize that you would rahter have me not get examples. That is just two of the top of my head."

Good examples.

The fact that they are getting extensions on their unemployment and COBRA means they're still out of work. And that's what you call a good thing?


verity (Anonymous) says…

"No, you're not. You just want to carp and complain."

In other words, verity couldn't come up with anything as to how it helped, either.

Oh, wait, he did:

"Just checked my retirement fund and it's a whole lot higher than it was this time last year."

And that's because of the stimulus, right?

How, exactly?

BTW, I thought all you Baracolytes said it was a BAD thing that the part of the stimulus money that was spent by the previous administration went to bail out Wall Street?


jayhawklawrence (Anonymous) says…

"Where did the Wall Street bail out money go? Who is really getting the favored treatment in our government today?"

Nobody cares, jayhawklawrence. As long as their retirement funds go back up (see verity's post), they don't care.

Which is kinda' how we got into this mess.


ivalueamerica (Anonymous) says…

"Bush, considered the worst president in American History left the worst financial crisis since the great depression, and passed the stimulus package."

He passed it. Who spent it, and decided where it would go? Funny, don't remember anything about going into the car business in the original plan.

You were right about this part, though:

"Re-writing history only makes you a liar."


thrifter (Anonymous) says…

"Also, extended unemployment benefits until I am able to find the right job."

By all means take your time. Those of us that are working and are paying for your unemployment and your insurance want you to make sure you find the "right" job.

notajayhawk 5 years ago

Defender (Anonymous) says…

"gphawk89, the stimulus money did all that? Do you have any idea how stupid that sounds? ... Wow, how partisan and stupid can you be?"

That's no more partisan and stupid than all the purported 'benefits' being reported being attributed to anything Obama did.

"Really, do you honestly believe that it gains you any political clout whatsoever to laugh at the plight of hard working Americans and their children?"

We're not laughing at them.

We're laughing at you for defending the man in charge while that's happening.

"So Stephanie, you probably felt REALLY stupid when Bush was down so incredibly low. I often wonder how stupid a person has to be in order to not think that kind of statement is just gonna get fired right back at 'em."

Bush's approval ratings didn't drop below 50% until 3-1/2 years into his first term. And he was still re-elected.

How stupid would a person have to be not to know that?

notajayhawk 5 years ago

Defender (Anonymous) says…

"Then you're a complete fool. I didn't defend Obama. You need some reading comprehension classes, notasmartperson."

Ooh, gee, you really got me there, 'notasmartperson,' ouch, that hurts.

Put a lot of thought into that one, did you?

You weren't defending Obama? By saying it was partisan and stupid to accuse his stimulus plan of doing more harm than good? Seriously?

One of us needs to improve their reading comprehension, all right. Sadly, you should have known what the post implied, since you wrote it. (Another product of the Lawrence public school system, perhaps, defender?)

"That changes nothing in my statement. To answer your question, apparently you can be pretty stupid. You just showed it here big time."

I know it changed nothing in your statement. Your statement was a**inine when you wrote it and remains so. You said Obama's approval numbers falling so low were meaningless since Bush's were lower (again, I suppose you weren't defending Obama?), and that Stepnaie must be stupid to even bring it up. I pointed out that, while Bush's poll numbers did indeed fall pretty low, they were higher than Obama's throughout almost his entire first term.

Sorry the stupid among us can't understand why that's significant.

katjok 5 years ago

He granted millions of dollars of stimulus money to scientists at KU for research (2 year grants) - securing my job plus opening up a few more in research administration.

pace 5 years ago

Yes, extending unemployment benefits is a good use of stimulus money. I wish we had a ccc work program, that people could enroll in. A lot of people could use this time of being unemployed to getting training. If you can't make an argument, just call someone who disagrees with you or your reasoning a name. Oh, so special.

notajayhawk 5 years ago

Defender (Anonymous) says…

"No, I never stated one thing to support Obama."

Ah, I think I see the problem - someone who chose the screen name 'defender' doesn't understand what the word means.

See, child, when a comment criticizes a person - oh, let's say the president, for example - and you challenge that criticism, that's generally considered defending that person. Please do try to keep up.

"I also never said it was partisan and stupid to accuse his stimulus plan of doing more harm than good."

Oops, my mistake. After re-reading the post, you called another poster partisan and stupid for saying nothing had changed at all as a result of Obama's stimulus, not for saying he was worse off. My mistake."

"Really, you're just making crap up. Everyone here can see it, so just stop making a fool and liar of yourself."

Coming from you, defender, that's - well, why bother?


TomShewmon (Tom Shewmon) says…

"Defender, Bush took 6 years to reach his bottom"

Hey, Tom, you think defender is related to porchie? I mean, throw in a couple of '(laughter)'s and ...

Just sayin' ...

Sunny Parker 5 years ago

Funny you people keep mentioning 'stimulus money' that saved jobs.

Where do you think the billions and trilions of 'stimulus money' is coming from? Who do you think is paying all the bailouts and 'brick street' money back?

Morons!

pace 5 years ago

Wing nut fantasy, so many people are disappointed they voted for Obama. What an old tired wing nut pose. When the wingnuts were after Clinton, three women I worked with kept saying that people must be so embarrassed and ashamed for voting for him. Since I was told this more than once by the same biddy I said" oh if this makes you feel bad about voting for him, you have my sympathies" She yelled "I didn't vote for him" To cut it short. I am glad I voted for Obama, glad others voted for him and grateful that he won. We all won.

notajayhawk 5 years ago

pace (Anonymous) says…

"To cut it short. I am glad I voted for Obama, glad others voted for him and grateful that he won."

Well, it's early yet. Some people are a little slower on the uptake.


Defender (Anonymous) says…

"One can present a different viewpoint of an issue without defending a certain person."

So let me get this straight: gphawk says something bad about Obama. You call him partisan and stupid, presenting your 'different point of view.' But that IS your point of view (that gphawk is partisan and stupid), since you aren't defending Obama when you say that, 'cause you didn't vote for him (incidentally, since I sincerely doubt you're old enough, I believe that last part).

In other words, you were arguing, and attacking gphawk, when you didn't disagree with him or even really care.

That doesn't necessarily make you wrong, I guess.

Just a troll. But then, you already knew that, didn't you, defender?

Tom was right - you guys are a hoot to read.

leedavid 5 years ago

Defender seems a bit defensive....

Hehehehehehe Marion....perhaps a tingle down your leg? A little Chris Matthews going on. LOL! That was funny.

I'm still looking for how the stimulating the economy was a good idea. You know the shovel ready jobs and the other Obama promises.

pace 5 years ago

Notajayhawk admits he is slow on uptake. Tom admits ignorance of rudimentary context of meaning. No refutation of point, just personal attacks. Go GOP, yell , scream and wiggle on the floor. Bush is not fully responsible for the economic crisis, nor are the wingnut rights, but they do have the greatest responsibility. What do they do when they see the results of their pandering to corporations and corruption, do they see to remedy? No they set about trying to block remedy and only scheme to regain power. It will take working together to fix this, What are they bringing to the table, smears, fears and no plan.

notajayhawk 5 years ago

pace (Anonymous) says…

"Notajayhawk admits he is slow on uptake."

You're the one who said you were still happy you voted for the Obamanation, pace.

One of the dwindling few.

Hey, pace, how many years with double-digit inflation will it take before this becomes your Messiah's fault?

And conservatives don't hope the economy tanks, pace. As a general rule, we'd have more to lose than the freeloaders. That's why we didn't vote for the guy. Yet despite the president's ineptness and failed policies, you're glad he won. Who is it again that hopes things stay dismal? Just so your Messiah and the Baracolytes can keep blaming the previous administration and keep the sheeple dependent on the government?

Oh, forgot - "extending unemployment benefits is a good use of stimulus money".

Putting people back to work (and not through a public works program as you suggested) might be a better idea.

"Wing nut fantasy, so many people are disappointed they voted for Obama."

Seen the poll numbers?

Can you understand the poll numbers?

pace 5 years ago

I stand corrected, Jayhawk proves he is slow on the uptake and presents no argument other than how he thinks I will feel someday, to prove his side. I am not an emotional person. When unemployment is high the extension of unemployment benefits are an excellent use of stimulus money, Especially compared to giving tax breaks out the wazoo to coupon clippers. I think the working families making it through this time are an important resource to protect.

pace 5 years ago

Here is a wingnut poll. What is wrong with this poll? How many people who voted for Obama now regret it?

Click on an option to vote Yes, it was a big mistake Yes, but he is trying No, I didnt vote for him No, I didnt vote for him
Yes, it was a big mistake Yes, but he is trying

Excuse me while I gag at the obvious exclusion of honesty. I am thrilled I got a chance to vote for him glad he won and thrilled that McCain isn't leading us through this tough time.

gl0ck0wn3r 5 years ago

I invested in oil, gold (stocks) and everything that does well when the dollar does poorly. I'm doing fine, thanks!

notajayhawk 5 years ago

pace (Anonymous) says…

"I am thrilled I got a chance to vote for him glad he won and thrilled that McCain isn't leading us through this tough time."

That explains a lot. Your only defense of the Obamanation throwing a trillion or so dollars down the tubes is that things would have been worse if you hadn't voted for him and he hadn't flushed the money - a theory that can't be tested and the only evidence in support of which is the lies of the administration. It really does appear you're correct, pace - you're not slow on the uptake, your ignorance is deliberate.

Have another glass of kool-aid and keep that head planted firmly in the sand, pace. Just don't be surprised that, while you're in that position, your butt ends up getting kicked in the next election. Because while you keep those eyes firmly shut with your hands clasped over your ears saying over and over 'Not listening', there are plenty of people who DO regret their vote.

And they'll be voting next time, too.

pace 5 years ago

well if notajayhawk can't address the issues, he at least can lay on the floor, kick his heels and try to insult anyone who calls his reasoning slow and precious. You would have to be a complete moron to think electing Obama would fix the condition this country is in. Obama is just much better at leading and solving problems. You guys who think who is president is more important than people working intelligently together to solve problems don't know what makes this country strong. The lack of solution coming from the GOP is the biggest hurdle this country is facing in it's recovery. They are so raptured by name calling and fear mongering they can't face the problems. Extending unemployment, helping small businesses,and repairing infrastructures will help working families in this time of recovery.

bondmen 5 years ago

The stimulus package is largely a big labor bailout with an ACORN kicker! However, we've have been noticing more brownshirts worn in the neighborhood with bulges under their un-tucked tee shirts.

notajayhawk 5 years ago

pace (Anonymous) says…

"well if notajayhawk can't address the issues, he at least can lay on the floor, kick his heels and try to insult anyone who calls his reasoning slow and precious."

Nice distraction, little one. You can not point to one provable argument to justify your vote, yet you are pleased with yourself for voting as you did. Speaking of a childish tantrum, pace, which of us is sitting here insisting you made the right decision without being able to identify a single reason for justification?

"You would have to be a complete moron to think electing Obama would fix the condition this country is in."

And yet you're proud you voted for him.

Brilliant.

Just brilliant.

"The lack of solution coming from the GOP is the biggest hurdle this country is facing in it's recovery. They are so raptured by name calling and fear mongering they can't face the problems. Extending unemployment, helping small businesses,and repairing infrastructures will help working families in this time of recovery."

Uh, yeah. 'Cause after all you seem like an open-minded, objective-thinking individual who is listening to the opposition. Just keep telling yourself you made the right decision, pace. When you're the one standing in the unemployment line, you can keep telling yourself 'we sure showed 8them*!'

pace 5 years ago

Pace "Extending unemployment, helping small businesses,and repairing infrastructures will help working families in this time of recovery.

Nutajayhawk "Uh, yeah"

emotional tantrums shouldn't sway anyone, yet it has somehow become a major part of the GOP response to the problems in this country. Yes I am brilliant, electing Obama isn't a quick fix, it simply was part of the things we needed to do to get this country on a reasonable track. I am glad I voted for him, I am not swayed by opinion polls when I consider what I think about his efforts. I think Obama has a better chance of leading us out of the trouble we are in than McCan't would have. The GOP needs to step up and take responsibility, It will take a lot of people working intelligently. While it is charming to think the Wingnuts have nothing to offer but the sheer zeal of a frightened child. I hope that is a caricature, a few loudmouths presenting themselves as the conservative face. Perhaps the wing nuts have denuded the Republican party of thinking responsible people. If that is so, then this country will suffer for it.

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