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Posted by Andrew Roman on February 9, 2009

Go away

Go away

Senator Arlen Specter, Republican (by registration), says it is very simple. He is supporting President Obama’s spending bill because the United States cannot afford to sit idly by and do nothing. He said so himself in a column he wrote for the Washington Post, published this morning.

I think it’s simple, too. Senator Arlen Specter is getting too old to let his knees jerk that violently. He could rupture a patella.

With inaction, he warns, it could be too late for the United States. In other words, this crisis – which you’d have to believe is close to being worse than the Great Depression or maybe the worst ever to befall homosapiens anywhere – could potentially destroy almost two-hundred-thirty-three years of existence unless we incur astronomical amounts of additional debt.

Along with some nearly incoherent references about MovieTone news reels, he laid out his reasons why the Obama bill must be implemented to save America. Said the rambling Rino:

The unemployment figures announced Friday, the latest earnings reports and the continuing crisis in banking make it clear that failure to act will leave the United States facing a far deeper crisis in three or six months. By then the cost of action will be much greater — or it may be too late.

This is one of those instances where a clueless, misinformed politician believes that just saying something automatically gives it credence. If given the chance, I would ask directly … what exactly makes it clear that failure to act could bring down the country, Mr. Specter? What do you base that on? That the President dramatically used the word “catastrophe” to describe what might happen if the pork never hits the grill?

Fear mongering, thy name is Specter.

Wave after wave of bad economic news has created its own psychology of fear and lowered expectations. As in the old Movietone News, the eyes and ears of the world are upon the United States. Failure to act would be devastating not just for Wall Street and Main Street but for much of the rest of the world, which is looking to our country for leadership in this crisis.

Our $780 billion bill would save or create up to 4 million jobs, helping to offset the loss of 3.6 million jobs since December 2007. The bill cuts some $110 billion from the $890 billion Senate version, which would actually be $940 billion if floor amendments for tax credits on home and car purchases and money for the National Institutes of Health are retained.

Yes, I feel better now. Thanks Big A.

Why the Republican National Committee is not commissioning the construction of statues to Specter and the Mods for heroically slashing over a hundred billion bucks from the bill (after the price tag went up over a hundred billion) is beyond me.

Please feel free to read the article in its entirety, if you like. My nausea level peeks into the red when I cut and paste his pathetic attempts at rationale.

Interestingly enough, the Congressional Budget Office predicts this nation-crippling recession will end by the start of 2010without passing Obama’s craptacular spending bill.

No kidding.

See the report in PDF format here.

At the Indymind blog, Arkady writes:

Specifically observe that by 2010 Revenues are projected to increase. GDP also jumps after completely flat lining from 2008-2009 and more importantly deficit dramatically drops. Do yourself a favor and peruse the 9 page document.


Mr. Specter, it is time for you to go away now.

Take your patella and go home.


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