by John Eberhard
I recently got an email from the National Republican Trust Political Action Committee (http://nationalrepublicantrust.com/), that contained some stuff in it that was too good not to share.
“Let me tell you the real reason Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid pushed through the biggest spending bill in history – without proper debate, without Republican input, and without any public scrutiny at all.
“Simply, they are trying to turn the United States into a one-party country and to put the Republican Party out of business once and for all.
“The massive appropriation called a stimulus – some $787 billion of your money – is really a political war chest for the Democrats.
“They want to change the face of American politics forever, and they want to use your taxpayer money to do it.
“They want to use billions from our treasury to reward their political friends – and have huge amounts of cash to dole out before the 2010 and 2012 elections.
“Some people have wondered why, if the country is in dire need of emergency “stimulus,” most of the money appropriated by this law will not even be spent this year.
“Instead, spending will go on for five to 10 years.
“There is no mystery here, as the answer is simple: These billions in taxpayer funds will fund the Democratic political machine for many years to come.
“Consider that we have long believed America is the greatest democracy in the world.
“Yet Congress passed the largest spending bill in its history – by essentially suspending vital democratic processes, including debate and public examination of the pending law.
“We know that the Democrats, working late into the night, secretly agreed to a “compromise” bill among themselves – and then refused even to share it with Republicans or the public until just hours before the bill went to the floor for a vote.
“The final stimulus bill was 1,079 pages long. We know Barack Obama never read the bill.
“Many members of Congress have admitted not one senator or congressman even read the bill before they voted for it!
“The Democrats say they suspended normal procedures because the country so desperately needed to avoid what Barack Obama said was an economic “catastrophe.”
“The bill apparently was so urgent that the Democrats even excluded Republican leaders from any involvement in negotiations on it.
“When, in our republic, does Congress simply vote on a bill when its members have no idea what it says?
“And, how could congressional leaders like Pelosi and Reid, as well as President Obama, present a monumental law but not allow even one day of scrutiny by Congress, its staffs or the public?
“Big Lie No. 1: The Emergency
“They told us that the country is in such a dire situation that it was an emergency.
“That was Big Lie No. 1: The bill was not an emergency measure.
“This was a ruse. They falsely claimed it was an emergency bill to cut off all debate.
“The lie about the urgency was made clear when President Obama, rather than immediately signing the bill, went on vacation to celebrate Valentine’s Day with his wife in Chicago. [Amazingly he had been in Washington less than a month before he took his first vacation!]
“In fact, Obama took almost four days to sign this “urgent” bill.
“Big Lie No. 2: Immediate Stimulus
“And then there is Big Lie No. 2: The bill offered immediate help to our ailing economy.
“The truth: The bill does not offer significant, immediate stimulus.
“Most of the stimulus money won’t even be spent this year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office!
“And the CBO has warned that the bill actually will hurt long-term economic growth.
“Infrastructure programs, including items such as $8 billion for a high-speed train between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, will take a decade or longer to complete – if environmentalists ever let the project begin.
“Republican traitor Arlen Specter, who backed the stimulus bill, got more than $6 billion in the bill for “medical research” – another lulu that has nothing to do with immediate economic stimulus.
“Big Lie No. 3: Bipartisan Support
“Then there is Big Lie No. 3: This bill was a bipartisan effort to save the economy.
“It was anything but.
“Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham said bluntly: “If this is going to be bipartisanship, the country’s screwed.”
“Indeed, every Republican in the House voted against the bill, along with six courageous Democratic congressmen.
“In the Senate, almost every Republican opposed the bill except three liberals: Sens. Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and Arlen Specter.
“Obama promised he would change the “old politics” of Washington. Instead, he is playing hardball partisan Democratic politics of the Chicago type.
“The Real Purpose: Abolish the GOP
“I have no doubt what the real purpose of the stimulus bill was.
“Simply, it was to lay the ground work of the remaking of America’s political system into a one-party system.
“Yes, a one-party socialist state that destroyed countries like Mexico.
“We have seen what one-party rule has done to cities like Cleveland, Detroit, other cities – and corrupt Chicago.
“The media will never tell you this, but that’s the real agenda behind the Obama stimulus bill.
“This is why so little of the stimulus is spent now, but spread out over several years.
“This means Obama and Democrats will have hundreds of billions to disburse to their supporters, creating a new party cadre that will help them win re-election in 2010 and 2012.
“The bulk of the Obama stimulus goes directly to the powerful government employee unions that helped get Obama elected and are the backbone, the shock troops, of the Democratic Party.
“Amazingly, it’s been estimated that half of the stimulus appropriation directly benefits government employee and service employees union that played key roles in Obama’s election.
“Second, the bill gives tens of billions to state and local governments to dole out to their cronies. This means there will be even less accountability by Congress.
“And then there are massive payoffs to the special interests to the Democratic Party, with giveaways such as $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, $300 million for new cars for government bureaucrats, $1.2 billion for “youth activities,” tens of billions for “green, environmental and energy programs” — they even include $3.7 billion to help “green” military bases and another $125 million to restore “abandoned mines.”
“Shockingly, the bill creates 33 new government programs!
“The stimulus money will give the Democrats the opportunity to become the dominant political party for the next generation.”
I have to say I agree with the above from the National Republican Trust Political Action Committee. I was stunned by the speed with which the largest spending bill in history was passed. Now we know why – Obama, Reid and Pelosi wanted to get it passed before the public outcry could mount to an unmanageable level for them.
I read last week that the incoming phone calls from citizens were 100 to 1 against the stimulus package. Yet they passed it anyway. The Democratic leadership of Obama, Reid and Pelosi have no desire to govern by submitting to the will of the people.
This is the most radical leftist leadership we have ever had in America. They know, without a shadow of a doubt, that the public in America does not want more socialism, more giveaways, higher taxes, more welfare. The only way they could get Obama elected was for the mainstream news media to be totally in the tank for him and to keep the public from finding out about his radical socialist agenda.
Now people are starting to find out, and it’s coming as a shock. They are trying to completely take over and hijack the entire government process, and the people’s wishes be damned!
I don’t think the people are going to take it. I read a lot every day on the Internet. I have heard about protest events in various cities across America, petitions, an effort to get Nancy Pelosi impeached, and more. I myself am starting a new, additional blog which will include 8-9 like-minded conservative writers. You will be finding out more about this shortly. I think the Democratic leadership is going to be surprised at the way the American population is going to react to their thuggish leadership strategy. We’ll soon see.