Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why Can't You Just Write A Check? Seriously?

From Obama's trip to New Orleans, my favorite quote of the day.

The storm killed some 1,600 people in Louisiana and Mississippi — and damage has been estimated at roughly $40 billion.... "I expected as much from the Bush administration, but why are we still being nickeled and dimed in our recovery?" asked Gabriel Bordenave, 29, of New Orleans.
"I wish I could write a blank check," Obama replied, promoting Bordenave to shout back, "Why not?"

Why not? Really? When the government is bailing out banks at $700B, spending $787B in "Stimulus", giving $50B to the auto industry, $13B to seniors, expanding healthcare by about $800B in 10 years, $3B to cash for clunkers, an $8K homebuyers credit (which will be expanded), and aslo giving away billions in other treats to community colleges, wind farms and solar, expanding unemployment benefits, what's another $40B for the folks in New Orleans? Seriously?

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