Denver Feb. 17 2009 - by El Marco
As Obama arrived at Denver International Airport, hundreds of citizens gathered on the steps of the Colorado State Capital to let their disagreement with Obama’s economic policies be known.
“FDR’s Treasury secretary and close friend, Henry Morganthau, conceded this fact to Congressional Democrats in May 1939: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong … somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises … I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started … And an enormous debt to boot!” – Thanks to Patrick
Last week President Obama stated that ”economists from across the political spectrum agree” on the need for massive government spending to stimulate the economy. In fact, many economists disagree. Hundreds of them, including Nobel laureates and other prominent scholars, signed a statement that the Cato Institute placed in major newspapers across the United States.
The grassroots crowd showed up as a result of hearing about it on talk radio and emails from friends. One group that organized the rally is Americans for Prosperity.
The Independence Institute had gigantic checks made out for people to sign, made out for the amount that it’s calculated that this so-called stimulus will cost each American family.
It’s appropriate that a number of children signed the checks. This little girl’s generation, and their children, will be paying for the pork in this bill for their entire lives.
“‘Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it.’ The Dow Jones dropped 30% after the first bailout package was approved on October 2nd. Just the idea of a second bailout bill was greeted with a 7% drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average .
Have you ever tried to fix a balloon that had a hostile encounter with a needle? Once the needle hits, the air is gone. Not even the strongest bandage will keep the balloon from deflating. Regardless of what you do, the air will continue to jet out until the balloon is empty.
Like a bandage on a balloon, this and other bailouts will merely delay the inevitable; current valuations will have to come in line with valuations seen at previous bear market levels. This historic pattern of economic cycles has been proven true time and again.” - Simon Maierhofer, co-founder, Yahoo Finance
Several speakers addressed the enthusiastic crowd. Michelle Malkin, Tom Tancredo, Dick Wadhams, Jon Caldara (of the Independence Institute) and several Republican Colorado State Legislators spoke about how what Washington is doing is wrong, wrong, wrong.
One of the speakers reminded the crowd that Senator Chuck Schumer said “Nobody cares about the pork in the bill” and had the crowd chanting: “YES, WE CARE!” (instead of Yes, We CAN)
“It’s reassurring to see that not everyone is taken in by the liberal rhetoric. This is no longer Dems vs GOP, no longer Liberals vs Conservatives, it’s become Socialists vs Capitalists.
Bush spent a trillion fighting terrorism, Obama is going to spend a trillion fighting capitalism in America.” – Thanks to John S.
Michelle Malkin provided a roasted pig. She announced that this was a $30,000 a plate pork dinner. After the last of the speakers, Michelle actually carved up the pig and served it to the crowd, smothered in BBQ sauce. Mmm Mmm Yum. Now that’s real pork you can believe in!
This real live pig was foaming at the mouth. Guess he’s been drinking from the same trough as the Democrat Party’s economists.
That’s right, each and every family will lose $30,000 on average out of their paychecks for this plan. How exactly is this supposed to stimulate the economy?
Hammer and sickle and a tiny soviet era star eyes to be precise.
Trevor Loudon, the New Zealand-based blogger who has been analyzing the political forces behind Obama and specializes in studying the impact of Marxist and leftist political organizations, notes that Frank Chapman, a CPUSA supporter(Communist Party USA), has written a letter to the party newspaper hailing the Illinois senator’s victory in the Iowa caucuses.
“Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle,” Chapman wrote. “Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,’ not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.” - Accuracy in Media
It was a very blustery afternoon. Everyone had to hold on to their giant checks with all their strength. In reality though, try to hold on to your money, and the IRS will put you in jail, unless you are Tim Geitner or Tom Daschle.
“I want to thank B.O for my $13. 00 a week rebate. It will surely change my lifestyle. I am thinking about a trip to Hawaii or Camp David. But first I will pay off the mortgage on my house that is now worthless, thanks to congress and ACORN.
When Bush gave us a rebate of $600 Michelle Obama said “What are you going to do with $600. Buy a pair of earrings?” She also said we have holes in our souls. But heck I can forgive that as long as I get my $13.00 a wk. Yup, that big tax break B.O said he would give us.
I can see him, Pelosi and Reid sitting around saying “We promised a tax break. We have to give them something.” Pelosi said “just give them $13.00 and week and they all fell out laughing. And then Reid said. “Hey why not. We won. We can do anything we want.” $13.00 a week is a slap in the face. They can keep my $13.00 insult.”
Thanks to Myke Bruce
E-Verify refers to a provision that would have required any businesses receiving federal stimulus cash to use an easy computer program called E-Verify to make sure that the jobs they generate go to American citizens or documented foreign workers, not illegal immigrants. This provision was dropped from the final bill.
“During the Great Depression President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work.
Harry Truman deported over two million Illegals after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.
And then again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican nationals! The program was called ‘Operation Wetback’ so that American WWII and Korean veterans had a better chance at jobs. It took 2 Years, but they deported them. Thanks to Mabel
Obama’s use of fear and coercion to implement his plan of loading the country with insurmountable debt is shockingly reckless and blatantly inappropriate, to say the least.” (excerpted from The American Thinker)
Not only are Democrats aiming at our wallets. They are also aiming at our mouths. They are hell bent on disrupting the only media format which is not controlled and dominated by Democrat party liberals. AM radio is the only bastion of conservative speech in America. Like Obama’s pork bill, the assault on free speech could unfold rapidly.
UPDATE: El Presidente over at Slapstick Politics has video of all the speeches.