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Examiner editor: Facts about the so-called stimulus

Washington Examiner editorial page editor Mark Tapscott, with the help of the Heritage Foundation, takes his pen to Obama's $1.2 trillion government spending plan, citing some of the better reasons to oppose it.

Tapscott also covers something that annoys me when anti-capitalists talk about their "green" jobs.  They're not new jobs.  They're just unstable replacements for already-existing, good-paying jobs.

Politico: Obama $1.2 trillion spending plan riddled with pork

Despite promises by the Obama administration his $1.2 trillion government spending plan will be free of earmarks and pet projects, The Politico reports today the bill is so laden with lard the Capitol may have to be rezoned as a rendering plant.

Obama spending plan more expensive than New Deal/Iraq war combined

The blog Suitably Flip puts the cost of Obama's $1.2 trillion government expansion plan into perspective.

Should we send him a Snuggie?

If I was wearing a hat right now, I'd tip it to "The Chilling Effect" for picking up on this.

Candidate Barack Obama on May 16, 2008, campaigning in Oregon:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times."

President Barack Obama on January 28, 2009, as reported by The New York Times:

Michael Steele named RNC chairman...

...and many limited-government types aren't happy.  Prominent blogger Robert Bluey laid out his opposition to Steele's chair bid in a Jan. 4 posting on RedState.com.

$3 TRILLION? Obama considers tripling cost of government growth plan

Economist, columnist and CNBC host Larry Kudlow reports the Obama administration is considering making the $1 trillion government expansion plan even bigger -- throwing in an amazing $2 trillion in additional bailouts for banks.

LP quoted in "The Hill"

Libertarian National Committee Chairman Bill Redpath is -- once again -- one of several Washington leaders quoted in today's installation of The Hill blog's "The Big Question." 

Today's "Big Question" was "Politically, was it a good move or a blunder for House Republicans to vote en bloc against President Obama's stimulus package?"

StimulusWatch.org dissects the pork

Have you every wondered just what exactly is in Barack Obama's massive government spending plan, now estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to end up costing over $1 trillion?

The creators of StimulusWatch.org have taken the proposals from the U.S. Conference of Mayors that may end up in the stimulus bill, and broken it down by project.  The sheer amount of high-cost, low-job creation pork-barrel spending is amazing.

Polls: Independent voters turning heavily against Obama spending plan

No wonder President Barack Obama is demanding the Senate pass his $825 billion government expansion plan with no further study or debate.  Evenly divided a week ago, independents are now turning against Obama's $825 billion government expansion plan.

Judging from the polling data, the only thing preventing Obama's government expansion plan from dipping into Bush-approval-rating territory is monolithic support from Democrats, which is above and beyond bad news for a "unifier" president only a little over a week into the job.

"Carbon capturing contests" and killing cows? More questionable spending unmasked in Obama plan

Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin is staying busy these days keeping track of some of the more wasteful items included in President Obama's government spending plan.  Pitched as a plan to create jobs, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office now estimates its final cost will top $1 trillion, and most of the spending has little to do with creating jobs.

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