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

$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?" 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 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.

CBO: Obama spending package costs could top $1 trillion

The Politico today reports when interest costs are added to the $825 billion government spending plan proposed by President Barack Obaama, the total costs to taxpayers could top $1 trillion.

In a letter to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), ranking member of the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf reports the interest cost would be $347 billion over 10 years, meaning the $825 billion plan could cost as much as $1.172 trillion.

Examiner editorial: Hardest choice of all is scaling back government

The Washington Examiner challenges Barack Obama to turn his pretty words about "change" and "hard choices" into some kind of real action.


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