Economic stimulus. Liberal agenda. A needed bill. Wasteful spending. Another bailout. These are only a few of the terms that can be used to describe the latest spending bill by Congress. The Democrats want it passed immediately. The Republicans are trying to slow it down. Because of the lack of impact that the first bailout had, this one should be slowed down more. It was only three months ago when we elected Barack Obama president because he seemed to be more fiscally responsible with the federal budget. Compare to John McCain, Obama was to add a lot less to the debt of the United States over his term. Obama said that he would go through the federal budget line by line cutting wasteful spending. Now, he is front and center pushing for the largest spending bill ever put through Congress. Obama wants it passed before he would even have time to go through two pages line by line. Some fiscal responsibility.
The federal stimulus bill is somehow supposed to make everything a reality. Economic growth, balanced budgets, increased jobs, they're all supposed to be in there. State and local governments across the nation are making wish lists that will make all of this spending a reality. We were promised infrastructure and we will get a little bit of that along with just about everything else. Wisconsin is no different. Local governments along with the governor are making wish lists that will spur the economy here and plug that he would hold that's in Wisconsin's budget. If there were only enough money to go around.
Local governments are not only looking for infrastructure projects, they are also looking for massive transit spending that will create trains, bus routes, and he has, someone even requested streetcars. Do we really need streetcars? How many stimulus budgets are going to be passed? Although this is viewed as a one-time deal, budgets for the foreseeable future are going to be around $1 trillion in deficits. That's $1 trillion annual deficits. Three times the amount that we did not tolerate with the past administration. If we were to build train lines, order streetcars, and add bus lines, there would be additional future costs of operating these mass transit projects and the costs would go on forever! The outrage that people had just a few short years ago of having budget deficits that would be paid off by generations to come, has evaporated. I'm glad because I don't believe that all of the spending is going to solve the problems that we are currently experiencing here in America, and because I do not approve of this, I should not have to pay for it. I think people are starting to see the writing on the wall that all of the spending that is being supported by the tax-and-spend liberals is going to be followed up by huge tax increases by tax-and-spend liberals and is not going to be paid for by tax-and-spend liberals.
The federal government is having a hard time finding people for the cabinet that do not pay their taxes yet want to impose more taxes on the people who are paying. How many times can it be called "honest mistakes?" It's too many times already. The state and county government are not much better. For more on that click here. It's time to step back and take an analytical look at the type of spending that is going on. Taking a few days to slow things down will be more productive than the time it will take to pay back all of this overspending. If mistakes are made with numbers this big, it is going to be a lot harder to correct then a simple do over like is being done with the oaths of office. I hope they're taking those oaths seriously.