Monday, January 26, 2009

Stimulating, No?

OK, I've been watching the rhetoric ball go back and forth on this whole Obama stimulus package thingy, and I've had enough. Is there anywhere one can find - in detail - exactly what this package consists of? I've been searching for half an hour now, and all I've been able to find are editorials that either gloss over its supposed benefits ("It will provide relief, restore infrastructure, and create jobs!") or are just a blanket opposition ("It's socialism, a package deal that just hands money to democrat party special interest groups.") I want a list - dollar by dollar - of what this package consists of, and the years it's supposed to cover. Why is that so hard to find?

Come to think of it - why is ANY real information so hard to find on the internet these days? Why is it that in the "information age," a search on any subject almost automatically leads to advertisements for books or exclusive sites about that subject? OK, I'm getting off topic here, but it's a trend that's starting to annoy the piss out of me.

TTFN
-Tony

11 comments:

String said...

Interesting observation...I have noticed the same about specific laws or things that impact us on a large scale...no info at all suddenly.

Aravis said...

This could be because it isn't written in stone yet. See:

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090127/Obama.Economy/

Aravis said...

His website outlines his plan, at least as of election time. But, as I said, it's in flux now.

We'll see.

Tony LaRocca said...

I have to admit, I'm not impressed that he's taking a page from the Clintons and automatically labeling any opposition as partisanship and politics in advance - especially his "you can't listen to Rush Limbaugh" comment. It's like he's trying to program the public that disagreeing with him is nothing but diviciveness. (Though I'm sure of course SOME of it is.)

french toast girl said...

Not sure if this is precisely what you're looking for, but you can read speeches/notes here:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/economy/

love, me

Tony LaRocca said...

Nope, but thanks. I want to see exactly what the senate going to vote on, dollar for dollar. These days, that shouldn't be too much for any American to ask.

Aravis said...

I went to the CSpan site and found

H.R. 1

Just skimmed through, but it appears to have the details you're seeking:

http://www.rules.house.gov/111/LegText/111_hr1_text.pdf

PS (the word verification for this comment is "faust." Thought that was interesting.)

Aravis said...

there should be a ".pdf" at the end of that.

Tony LaRocca said...

Thanks Aravis - it should take me a day or two to read - I just want to actually make an informed opinion. Tell your hubby to kiss you for me :)
(as far as faust... bwahahahahaaaa)

HARDWAX said...

You already have an informed opinion
.
Your opinion of not being able to get solid info, is a thousand times more frightening and interesting than a stimulus package.

You're looking for your glasses and they're on your face.

VallyP said...

Hi Tony, I too have noticed how when you really want to know about important issues, there is a dearth of information.

By the way Tony, I've just read your comment on my Skipper's child blog. You wrote it at the end of December, and I'm really sorry that I've only just seen it. Thanks so much for reading my tale. I really appreciate it.