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Congress on massive 'stimulus' waste: 'So what?'

Obama's $1.2 trillion welfare-and-spending package contains little direction on just how exactly your money should be spent. 

Rightfully concerned about the possibility that billions of taxpayer dollars could be wasted, National Public Radio asked House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey about the potential for bureaucrats blowing unprecedented amounts of cash on wasteful items, or even themselves:

Event

LP Georgia State Convention

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 8:00am
End date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 9:30am
Time Zone: 
US/Eastern

Where:

Hilton Atlanta NE
GA 30092

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CBO: Obama plan damages our economy

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office finds Barack Obama's $1.2 trillion dollar welfare-and-spending plan causes even more economic damage than if Congress were to do nothing, The Washington Times reports yesterday.  Support for the massive long-term expansion of government spending and debt is plummeting, with opposition rising fastest among independent voters.

Now a FOURTH Obama nominee faces tax questions

Confirmation hearings for Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis now involve more than her lobbying for an anti-employer organization attempting to change federal law to allow union organizers to more easily coerce workers into joining unions.

WSJ: Congress, Obama only 'stimulating' government

The Wall Street Journal's Daniel Henninger doesn't point out congressional Republicans voted against the stimulus, not out of opposition to Big Government, but in spite of it.  They simply wanted their pork included.

Barack Obama admitted he "screwed up" his first few days in office. What is his biggest "screw up" so far?

Not bothering to check the backgrounds of many of nominees, hoping he could "set a record" for fastest Cabinet confirmations
11% (92 votes)
Slapping salary caps on executives for struggling banks, preventing them from hiring experienced managers to stay in business
5% (46 votes)
Backing a $1.2 billion package of wealth transfers and government expansion economists agree does little to create jobs
56% (483 votes)
Announcing lobbyists would not get jobs in his administration...then quietly hiring 21 registered lobbyists for top positions
21% (182 votes)
Other
7% (58 votes)
Total votes: 861

Obama discourages struggling banks from hiring qualified managers

Hoping to win favor for adding trillions of dollars in additional bailouts for banks to his already-struggling government expansion plan, President Barack Obama announced yesterday the imposition of salary caps on executives whose banks receive TARP funds.

In other words, if your bank is struggling and its failure could throw the economy deeper into turmoil, Barack Obama wants to make it even harder to hire the managers you need to stay in business.

Event

LP Oregon State Convention

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 9:00am
End date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 6:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Pacific

Where:

Shilo Inn Suites Oceanfront Hotel
Newport, OR 97365

Description:

2009 Oregon Libertarian State Convention

Held at the Shilo Inn in Newport.

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Missouri to get two more elected Libertarians

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Libertarians guaranteed city council seats in Grandview, Springfield

Missouri is already assured of two local election victories in April, state chair Glenn Neilsen reports.

Mike Ferguson is running unopposed for a seat on the Grandview City Council, assuring the LP of yet another elected official.

Voter opposition to Obama $1.2 trillion spending plan grows

More bad news for the Obama administration.  Support for his $1.2 trillion government expansion plan continues to plummet, with a plurality of voters now opposing it.

Even worse for Obama, half of all voters now say his plan will do more to hurt the economy than help it and Americans are more worried the government will do too much than do too little.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds only 37 percent of voters still support the plan.  A whopping 43 percent oppose the Obama plan.  Twenty percent are not sure.

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