Enough is enough. All the big Obama stimulus shovel did was create additional long term burdens for the US private economy in the shape of additional government jobs. It is time to ignore fallacious Summers/Rohmer arguments about being “penny wise and pound foolish.” 200 billion dollars should not be considered a penny especially as they need to be borrowed and paid back with interest. It is time to put down the only shovel they can. Even a Harvard study has concluded that it is simply making the unemployment hole deeper. It is bad enough that the American drilling moratorium, is about to make Ahmadinejad’s day. The US will have to buy continue to buy foreign oil. No wonder the price of oil started rising again.
I am particularly incensed by the so called “doc fix” that was cynically kept out of the Health care reform to keep the costs low. The Republicans should start working for the repeal of that reform by refusing to help the Democrats get away with the deception.
Scott Brown was elected to provide Republicans with the 40th Senate vote. If he fails to do so, I do not see any reason for anyone to vote Republican in November as it would prove that they have learned nothing and will change nothing.