Tag Archives: stimulus

Paul Ryan: Those Five Times I Asked For Stimulus Millions Were By Accident

Seriously. Mr. Ryan said in the television interview that he did not recall writing the letters. Later, his office issued a statement that he had since checked into the letters. “They were treated as constituent service requests in the same way matters involving Social Security or Veterans Affairs are handled,’’ he said in the statement. “This is why I didn’t …

Read More »

Paul Ryan Busted For Stimulus Lie

The Boston Globe rips the veil off Paul Ryan’s stimulus piety: After seeking millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed on grounds it would not help the economy, Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan then appeared on a Boston talk radio program and denied he lobbied the Obama administration for the home state aid. On October …

Read More »

FLORIDA: Gov. Rick “Medicare Fraud” Scott Rejects Billions For High-Speed Rail

Keep his campaign promise, Florida Gov. Rick “Medicare Fraud” Scott has rejected $2.4B in federal stimulus money for a high-speed rail connection between Orlando and Tampa, a long dreamed of project for both cities’ business leaders. Scott’s decision likely means those dollars will be rerouted to California and other states investing in a high-speed rail network that Obama has likened …

Read More »

New York Stimulates Electronics

Early this week, local news stations around New York delivered many heartwarming stories of low-income families reacting to a $200 per child windfall posted to the bank accounts of families receiving food stamps or welfare. The money, intended to buy back-to-school supplies, was authorized by Gov. Paterson and came from federal stimulus funds. Billionaire progressive George Soros contributed $35M of …

Read More »

“It’s The Stupidest Tea Party I Was Ever At In My Life!” Said Alice

Wingnuts around the nation will gather today for symbolic “Boston tea parties” to protest the banking bailout and Obama’s stimulus plan. Protesters will appear at various city landmarks and waterfronts around the nation to lower a ceremonial teabag into the ceremonial mouth of the government. Except in Iowa, where the state says you need an environmental impact study before you …

Read More »

AIDS Funding Gets Chunk Of Stimulus

Peter Staley at Poz.com dug into the stimulus bill for the NIH and determined that AIDS research funding will likely rise substantially under Barack Obama’s plan. Tucked away in the massive stimulus package signed by President Obama last week is the largest budget increase in the NIH’s history. Thanks to Senator Arlen Specter, the budget of the National Institutes of …

Read More »

Oklahoma House Passes Sovereignty Bill

Spurred by President Obama’s stimulus package, today the Oklahoma House passed a bill declaring the state sovereign from any rule of the federal government not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, the first shot in a growing national movement intended to give states the power to defy federal laws on a broad range of issues from abortion to gun control to …

Read More »

CNN Interviews Gay Congressman Jared Polis On Stimulus Bill

Read More »

Senate Passes Stimulus Bill

And we’re off. The Senate voted on Tuesday to approve an $838 billion economic stimulus plan that stands to become the most expansive anti-recession effort by the United States government since World War II. Congressional leaders said they would immediately begin to work out the differences between the Senate measure and an $820 billion version passed by the House, with …

Read More »

Obama’s Bitchy Stimulus Speech

Damn, Mr. President. Tell us what you really think. Seriously, this rocks.

Read More »