Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Is Obama really the Wizard of Oz?

Last night President Obama remarked about his Stimulus Bill that, "It also contains an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability so that every American will be able to go online and see where and how we're spending every dime."

I have a simple question. If we are to believe you Mr. President, then why don't you demand that Congress post the Bill on their website for five days before voting on it, giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment first? It should be posted in excel spreadsheet form that would be searchable by category. This will give you a head start on what you promised.

The simple answer will be NO. The President will act like that great scene in the Wizard of Oz when Toto pulled back the curtain on the Great Oz. We are all asked to ignore the details and trust that the Great Wizard knows all, sees all and can do all. Understanding this Bill is almost like a treasure hunt.

Even Fox News is running a contest and asking for our help to uncover what's in the Bill. They state, "At more than 1,500 pages, the House and Senate versions of the economic stimulus bill aren’t exactly a light read. That’s why we’re counting on our FOX Forum audience to help us all get through it. Join our challenge to find what’s right — and maybe not so right — with the working versions of the $850 billion plan, which will have to be mashed together into one piece of legislation before it goes to President Obama for his signature." http://tinyurl.com/asbk4b

The truth is that Obama and the Democrats want to do a cram job on the American public before we have time to fully understand what they're spending our money on. They arrogantly believe that they know better than we do.

Please give us five days before you mortgage the lives of our children and our grandchildren.

Was your promise of transparency just words? We'd all like to know.

That's the Stone Cold Truth.


  1. I just called the AARP and asked them if they were following up on Rush Limbaugh's claim yesterday that old people will be evaluated for HOW LONG THEY MIGHT LIVE and then it's decided whether money will be spent on them for procedures and treatments.

    It's cruel and inhumane. We should legalize euthanasia if we're going to do that.

    I can't believe all the seniors who voted for him. They are going to die for their votes. A high price to pay.

  2. Barack Obama is coming to Denver tomorrow to sign the audacious piece of legislation known as the Stimulus Bill. I figure he is coming to Denver because we have the U.S. Mint here...he can spend the money and pick it up all in one trip.

    The $65.5 trillion total federal obligations now exceeds four times the U.S. gross domestic product.

    "In the seven years of GAAP reporting, we have seen an annual average deficit in excess of $4 trillion, which could not be possibly covered by any form of taxation," says economist John Williams, who publishes the Internet website Shadow Government Statistics.

    It won't matter if we pay our taxes or not. Unless the government severely cuts federal entitlement programs, deficits of this magnitude are beyond any hope of containment.