Are we talking about same stimulus?

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Amazing.

The front page of the Feb. 26 Chronicle read, "Stimulus may bring 3,000 jobs to SRS," and give a substantial boost to the community.

In the following pages the Chronicle cartoonist (see cartoon) and an editorial decry the package as a mistake.

Rabid Republican rhetoric, ad nauseum, as usual.

James Connell

Augusta

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GGpap
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GGpap 03/02/09 - 02:52 am
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James, merely freedom of the

James, merely freedom of the press to print all of the news, right or left. "News" in this case includes cartoons. But, yes, I think the AC leans to the right a bit much.

HotFoot
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HotFoot 03/02/09 - 06:17 am
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Mr. Connell, the AC editorial

Mr. Connell, the AC editorial board doesn't care about reality. If you've read the paper for a week, I'm sure you realize that by now. They're paranoid and have a phobia about anything remotely progressive. Ooops, I mean "socialist". To them, progressive and socialist are synonyms.

TechLover
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TechLover 03/02/09 - 07:11 am
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It's about the same for all

It's about the same for all areas. Any Fed money that comes to your area is a good investmet. Any that goes to another is "pork" and wasteful spending. Much of the Augusta area's economy is based on receiving tax dollars, yet many decry spending elsewhere.

dashiel
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dashiel 03/02/09 - 09:26 am
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They were for it before they

They were for it before they voted against it, bless their hearts.

mad_max
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mad_max 03/02/09 - 10:02 am
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There is a huge difference

There is a huge difference between funding for FG, VA hospitals, etc. and funding for tatto removal in CA, giveaway money for ACORN, and the 900 items of pork the budget. Apparently Obama has the same problem with the definition of pork that Clinton had with the definition of "is". Obama promised he would go "line by line" but again he is rubber stamping Pelosi's wish list. Obama is just a mouthpiece with a rubber stamp. Pelosi is running the country. Of course that doesn't matter since they are both socialist and both would feel very comfortable working with the Politburo in Russia. The only difference between Obama/Pelosi and Stalin is that Stalin had a 5 year plan and the power to put people into the gulags. The Obama/Pelosi plan is an 8 year plan to socialize and institionalize as many welfare programs as possible and raise taxes as much as possible before the misguided crossover voters snap out of their trance and throw them out of office.

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 03/02/09 - 10:11 am
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You said it all Mad

You said it all Mad Max...Good post.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 03/02/09 - 10:51 am
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All bs, max. There is NOT

All bs, max. There is NOT EVEN close to 900 "pork" items in the budget.

karmakills123
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karmakills123 03/02/09 - 10:59 am
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willis..put down that crack

willis..put down that crack pipe!

aftbrn
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aftbrn 03/02/09 - 11:02 am
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I have a problem with using

I have a problem with using all this stimulus money to start new projects,.. and that is when the stimulus money is spent, who has to maintain the projects and where will the funding come from? It's the same with the bailout, these bailouts are going to companies that aren't making money. Some haven't made money in years who is going to support them when the bailout money is gone. Seems like we are creating some wicked dependacies on the feds, that will never end.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 03/02/09 - 12:37 pm
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The positive porkulus money

The positive porkulus money seems to be alluding us. Please enlighten us with the many benefits we will be receiving.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 03/02/09 - 12:49 pm
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Well, WILLISTON, since you've
Unpublished

Well, WILLISTON, since you've obviously read this budget, why don't you tell us all exactly how many "pork items" are in it? Don't leave out any details. And, CONVERTED, nobody can enlighten us with the benefits we'll be receiving because they don't exist.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 03/02/09 - 12:58 pm
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The loyal dims;

The loyal dims; defend/excuse, excuse/defend and continue to make excuses for barry hussein. While doing this, they continue to blame Bush and repubs for everything that is happening now. barry hussein owns this economy and no one else. He has the power of the pen and chooses to not use it so this is his responsibility. He only voted present before so how can we expect him to make a decision now.

johnsmith
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johnsmith 03/02/09 - 12:59 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydqg7ThZB04 "Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, even, you know, regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers." Well, now we know what we're supposed to do with our extra $13 per week...

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 03/02/09 - 01:04 pm
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Doesn't look like the dow has

Doesn't look like the dow has much faith in the barry hussein administration and their policies. pbho is totally clueless, inexperienced and unqualified and is beginning to not look good as their front man. We must remember his qualifications were: he could vote present.

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patriciathomas 03/02/09 - 01:09 pm
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The 900+ pork projects in

The 900+ pork projects in this initial O budget is a fraction of the add-ons that will be voted on. Investment in roads and infrastructure and military is not the same as subsidy programs. This simple point seems to confuse the Dem myrmidons. There's a HUGE difference between spending and spending wisely. The insanity of the O administration needs to be stopped as soon as possible.

jack
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jack 03/02/09 - 01:14 pm
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Mr. Connell, the AC editorial

Mr. Connell, the AC editorial board doesn't care about reality. If you've read the paper for a week, I'm sure you realize that by now. They're paranoid and have a phobia about anything remotely progressive. Ooops, I mean "socialist". To them, progressive and socialist are synonyms.
Posted by midwesterntransplant on Mon Mar 2, 2009 5:17 AM...in today's political speech, they are the same and progressive is also a euphamism for liberal.

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jack 03/02/09 - 01:16 pm
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They were for it before they

They were for it before they voted against it, bless their hearts.
Posted by dashiel on Mon Mar 2, 2009 8:26 AM....Ya' must mean the three RINOs exSpectarant, Snow(job) and Collins.

jack
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jack 03/02/09 - 01:18 pm
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All bs, max. There is NOT

All bs, max. There is NOT EVEN close to 900 "pork" items in the budget.
Posted by willistontownsc on Mon Mar 2, 2009 9:51 AM....how about telling us when you actually read the porkulus bill, Willie.

dani
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dani 03/02/09 - 01:56 pm
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The $13.oo a week is in the

The $13.oo a week is in the form of a "payroll deduction", so where does that leave those of us who have retired and don't get a payroll check. Not to mention those on welfare.. Perhaps O has a plan that we will pay less for services and products, ya think?

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 03/02/09 - 01:59 pm
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Don't hold your breath on

Don't hold your breath on that one, dani.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 03/02/09 - 02:10 pm
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good editorial: Although the

good editorial: Although the public may be in the dark about the specifics of the stimulus plan, they are not fooled by House Bill 200: Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2009. Homeowners can easily grasp the unfairness of the government's arbitrary reduction of the mortgage payment and interest rate for a neighbor living in a home comparable in value to their own. What kind of government would make them continue to pay $1,300 a month with a 5% interest rate while allowing their neighbor to pay only $500 with 3% interest? What kind of precedent does this policy set?

But liberals do not usually worry about the precedent they are setting or the side effects of their proposals. They are only concerned about the short-term benefits of their actions and how well they play with certain voting groups. The mortgage bailouts are indeed popular with certain groups of Americans and they fulfill campaign promises.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 03/02/09 - 02:12 pm
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continued: But liberals do

continued: But liberals do not usually worry about the precedent they are setting or the side effects of their proposals. They are only concerned about the short-term benefits of their actions and how well they play with certain voting groups. The mortgage bailouts are indeed popular with certain groups of Americans and they fulfill campaign promises.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 03/02/09 - 02:15 pm
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wont let me finish.

wont let me finish. essentially they are going to use this method to dispurse poverty stricken areas by pushing them into all neighborhoods by adjusting it until it is affordable. http://www.lewrockwell.com/jarvis/jarvis111.html

southernguy08
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southernguy08 03/02/09 - 03:01 pm
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"Communism robs you of your
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"Communism robs you of your chance to fail. Therefore, it also robs you of your chance to succeed!" Paul Harvey, RIP.

HotFoot
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HotFoot 03/02/09 - 03:14 pm
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And how do you propose to

And how do you propose to "stop the insanity of the Obama administration as soon as possible", PT? Hmmm? Just what are you suggesting?

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corgimom 03/02/09 - 03:34 pm
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"The $13.oo a week is in the

"The $13.oo a week is in the form of a "payroll deduction", so where does that leave those of us who have retired and don't get a payroll check. Not to mention those on welfare.. Perhaps O has a plan that we will pay less for services and products, ya think?" It's a TAX CREDIT. Meaning, you either 1) have less withholding from your paycheck 2) pay less in your estimated tax payments 3) pay less taxes on your retirement money when you file your 1040 return and 4) if you don't earn enough to pay taxes, you will get it in a lump sum.

aftbrn
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aftbrn 03/02/09 - 04:15 pm
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This all smells like

This all smells like organized crime, I go out and buy a house I can't afford and then I elect an official who will then get my nieghbor to pay for it. In other words theft,.... why aren't these people who sold these badly written mortgages being investigated and those who bought them jailed for theft. Why aren't we letting these companies who wrote them fail, opening opportunities for the little guy to come in and clean up? It's all about organized crime.

aftbrn
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aftbrn 03/02/09 - 04:25 pm
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Where is the money going?

Where is the money going? Where is the money going? Where is the money going? Chant with me Where is the money going? AIG crooks, Fannie Mae, crooks, Freddie Crooks,... Where is the money going? Where is the money going? Where is the money going? Has anyone heard that any of this has saved someone you know in forclosure? Has any of this money made it to the streets yet? Where is the money going? Where is the money going?

jedex6
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jedex6 03/02/09 - 05:43 pm
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The pork in the bill was

The pork in the bill was actually a trivial share of the final bill's total, nevermind that the so-called wasteful spending was much justified. John McCain, in a typical moment of incoherence, called the bill "generational theft", forgetting that he had just voted for tax cuts that will cost four times as much as the stimulus bill over the next ten years. Eight years of over two trillion in tax cuts has proven that that is a policy that doesn't work. It increased the deficit and did nothing for the economy. We are still at one trillion and counting for the rathole known as Iraq. Conservatives would rather we do that though, than provide thousands of American jobs, adequate healthcare and nutrition and construct much-needed schools. Offering $15,000 bonuses to affluent people who flip houses, that's fine with these proud conservatives. Don't believe the AC editors. There are two sides to evry story. We need the stimulus bill. It has already been damaged by the concessions O was forced to make and when it doesn't work, conservatives will blame liberals. It never ends.

jedex6
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jedex6 03/02/09 - 05:49 pm
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The stimulus bill will not be

The stimulus bill will not be enough to fill the 2.9 trillion dollar hole that is in the U.S. economy over the next 3 years. Political carping and compromise to Repubs has damaged the bill. O's strategy has been warped as Repubs have been allowed to define the debate. Don't forget that it was the largest gov't. jobs program in history that got us out of the Great Depression. It was called World War II.

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