Don't Lie To Me

By
Home Stager with Broker/Short Sale & Staging Specialist

     By this time we are now well in to the workings of the trillion dollar & still adding spending stimulus package, others beside myself should be questioning what is going on. The majority of the funds  are for future use which does not even qualify it to be a called a stimulus package (call a porker a porker and be done with it).  It should be called what it is - STUPID.

     WE should be learning the lessons that history has already given us about using government spending to stimulate the economy and thus create jobs. President Franklin D Roosevelt, during the Great Depression, gave it a try with his New Deal programs.  They never drove unemployment down lower that 20 percent and the rate of unemployment actually climbed during the second phase. World War 2 is the stimulus that actually started  America's economic resurgence.

 

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 A few short months ago our then soon to be President assured the American citizens that this was a time of hope and later his advisors were reported stating "this will go from being a crisis to a disaster, if it ( the trillion$ package) is not passed".  What changed in a few short months? Will the scare tactics continue to work? Probably.  We like sheep are easily led astray.

 

Kathleen Lordbock

REALTOR/Staging Specialist

Licensed in Minnesota

Keller Williams Brainerd Lakes

Top Brainerd Agent

Comments (13)

Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

Great Post - spoken by a true Conservative woman with wisdom to boot! Thanks for standing with us against this madness -

Feb 08, 2010 10:08 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Kathleen - and it was just in August when the administration was touting just how well the stimulus was working. The only things this package stimulated was government spending with no net increase in revenues.

Feb 08, 2010 11:04 AM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

Reblogged!

Feb 08, 2010 12:05 PM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Thank you for posting this.  We are on the brink of economic destruction unless people with common sense get control of the reins.

Feb 08, 2010 02:43 PM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Re-blogged

Feb 08, 2010 02:48 PM
Mark Hall
Realty One Group Cascadia - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

We will stay in this downward spiral until someone is brave enough to make the tough decisions. And I am not talking about raising taxes. Stop spending now!

Feb 08, 2010 03:02 PM
Mike Carlier
Lakeville, MN
More opinions than you want to hear about.

As famous Minnesotan, Bob Dylan said, "Don't criticize what you can't understand."  The stimulus bill, although it may have been imperfect, was necessary to avoid a depression, and it worked.  Much of what has not been "spent" is the portion of the bill that was a tax reduction over thirty months.

President Obama truthfully stated that the economic crisis would deepen considerably before it improved. The stimulus was a successful attempt to prevent a total economic meltdown.  It would have been proposed and implemented by the other candidate, had he been successful in his persuit of the Presidency. 

What does your title have to do with your post?  Are you trying to accuse someone of lying?  If so, why not do it?

Feb 09, 2010 12:17 AM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

I do not believe the stimulus bill and spending has worked to create jobs or improve the economy. While the White House like to say that it has, one look at the jobs report tell a differnet story. Take a look at the financial numbers for our country right now, and you will quickly find that we are not on the way up anytime soon. Many business failures to go.

Feb 09, 2010 01:06 AM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

Ok. Ej or Mike I will say it. Obama and the media, quit telling me lies. The truth is too obvious right now.

Feb 09, 2010 01:08 AM
Raylene Estabrook
Signature Homes Real Estate Group - Yarmouth, ME

Great Post. I have seen no evidence of the stimulus helping the economy. Time to stop the lies and correct the problems. Americans are starting to realize they have been lied too and are not very happy about it!!!!

Feb 09, 2010 01:21 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

I thought that it was TARP that was needed to avoid a depression, and is being touted as such. I have never heard the administration state that the stimulus bill avoided a depression.

Feb 09, 2010 01:38 AM
Gavin May
American Mortgage & Equity Consultants - Equal Housing Lender - Jumbo loans - Company NMLS: 150953 Branch NML... - Minneapolis, MN
Jumbo Loan Specialist Minnesota

So what do you suggest? Are you presenting idea's or just commentary. We as Americans can continue to blame the current administration left to clean-up the mess caused by numerous years of unchecked spending, false wars, crippling medicare commitments etc?  Or should we rally around the same political group that helped create this mess?  Or maybe we as Americans should stop our insatiable appetite for instant gratification and results and give the country and administration time to get this fixed. Now Now Now! Stimulus has added thousands of jobs to those that would not have them w/o it.  That is a plain old fact.  Ask a teacher, cop or construction worker who has the stimulus to thank for their job.  This attitude that all things can be fixed immediately is a joke.  When has any government ( no matter who is in charge) done anything quickly and efficiently.  Why not help start a thought process of working together than the same old you lie, they lie crap that has created a wedge.  Education people, Education. 

From an Independent who twice voted Bush and since Obama ( so the "typical democratic rebuttal" does not work here)

Lets encourage thought and action rather than fear mongering.  That game is so old

Feb 09, 2010 04:46 AM
Mike Carlier
Lakeville, MN
More opinions than you want to hear about.

#10, Flag, I would have been disappointed if you hadn't shown up with another of your babbletudes.  It's your forte.  My suggestion to you is to get your best stuff in print as soon as possible.  The economy is on the brink of improving to the level that even you and the other "flat-earthers" will be unable to deny.

Flag, you are telling lies.  The fact that you wish they were true is not a valid excuse.

Feb 10, 2010 12:50 AM