House & Senate Pass $798 Billion Stimulus Bill … WORKERS GET $13 MORE A WEEK!!!

 

When is a stimulus bill not a stimulus bill? When its a $789 billion airmark, pork barrel Democratic spending plan that provides tax breaks to workers of $13 a week. Obama, the House and the Senate had an opportunity to provide a real jolt and “stimulus” to the American economy and instead they rammed a spending bill down the throats of American who’s great, great grand children will be paying off. Such an important piece of legislation that affects all Americans and the GOP was shut out of the discussion.

Stimulus_pig

H/T: Gateway Pundit

Take a good look at what this bill actually offers as a stimulus to our economy and don’t miss your $13 increase.

Q: What are some of the tax breaks in the bill?

A: It includes Obama’s signature “Making Work Pay” tax credit for 95 percent of workers, though negotiators agreed to trim the credit to $400 a year instead of $500 — or $800 for married couples, cut from Obama’s original proposal of $1,000. It would begin showing up in most workers’ paychecks in June as an extra $13 a week in take-home pay, falling to about $8 a week next January.

There is also a $70 billion, one-year fix for the alternative minimum tax. The fix would save some 20 million mainly upper-middle-income taxpayers about $2,000 in taxes for 2009.

 



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    39 Responses to “House & Senate Pass $798 Billion Stimulus Bill … WORKERS GET $13 MORE A WEEK!!!”

    1. buster on February 12th, 2009 3:27 pm

      This is a presidunce we will never forget !!! I still say he should get a hemp necktie for all the good he did so far.

    2. rightknight on February 12th, 2009 5:20 pm

      Boy, oh boy, that sweet taste of
      ‘Cracklins’….mmmmm! Say, aren’t these
      free deep fried delicacies are really
      beginning to taste like deep fried
      taxpayers? Taking part in this
      repast is like consuming ourselves.
      Oh, forget about that part, hurry up,
      the oil is smokin’!

      Please pass the Soylent Green, thanks.

    3. Jack on February 12th, 2009 5:36 pm

      Hey 13 bucks will buy 6 gallons of gas!!!4 pks cheap cigs! 2 pinjoints! 3 gallons of milk! 2 ribeye steaks on sale!A case of cheap beer! 2 fifths of Makers Mark whiskey!So what are you bitching about?lol

    4. Just Bearly on February 12th, 2009 6:21 pm

      $13 buckaroos… the spare change we can believe in

    5. buster on February 12th, 2009 6:49 pm

      #3 What are you talking about 6 gallons of gas ??? Oil is down but here in California gas is going through the roof currently today it’s $2.35 and you dont get a free sample of preparation H with it.

    6. ANewGirl on February 12th, 2009 8:44 pm

      Wow…….a whopping extra #13.00 in our budgets!!!! Where are we going to spend all that surplus? I can’t stand the excitement.

      NOT

    7. Richard on February 12th, 2009 9:01 pm

      The pork was too much for one guy, anyway … Judd Clegg (I think that’s his name!) of New Hampshire, picked by Obama to be Secretary of Commerce, today abruptly backed out. He made it plain, though not in so many words, that the government spending program was moving in a direction he did not like.

      Clegg, of course, is conservative, but apparently is not within influence in Congress.

      So it seems that the “bipartisan government” that Barack Obama said he would give us has cracks.

    8. yoyo muffintop on February 12th, 2009 9:50 pm

      Don’t feel sorry for the great great grand children – They only have to pay off $789 billion courtesy of the Obama Administration.

      It’s the great grand children that should be felt sorry for – They have to pay off almost $2 trillion courtesy of the Bush Administration.

      Good times.

    9. buster on February 12th, 2009 9:59 pm

      now I can put the down payment on my dream car a 69 VW Bug

    10. yoyo muffintop on February 12th, 2009 11:16 pm

      #7 – So…Gregg pursued the nomination and while it was pending refused to either – 1) do the job he currently occupied or – 2) resign in order to prepare for the job he had pursued.
      Then, he decides he doesn’t want the job he pursued.
      Just because he’s a Republican he can’t put cooperation with the Democrats above his party?
      Really?
      So much for being his own man (as he said in his press conference). What an a-hole.
      Then again, he is in congress…so the a-hole aspect pretty much comes with the territory.

    11. Pat in Alabama on February 12th, 2009 11:21 pm

      Is it too late to turn on, tune out and drop out??? Where’s Timothy Leary when you need him?

    12. yoyo muffintop on February 12th, 2009 11:29 pm

      #9 – Come on now…’67s are waaaaay better.
      They f-ed up the ’68s & beyond by putting in the emission controls.

      If your gonna dream, might as well go large.

    13. rightknight on February 13th, 2009 12:03 am

      $789 billion with a ‘B’. Don’t ever forget
      that it takes the government up to almost
      nine (9) times the face value of money to
      monitor and control the giving of it. Bureaucracy
      doesn’t come cheap. When we are lucky, it may
      only cost two or three times the stated value
      of a spending spree to dispense it via the
      government channels. BTW, there is still not
      much, if any, accountability to the folks that
      produce that money or will service the incredible
      debt to follow. It is similar to a sex fiend loose
      in a house of ill repute with a credit card! This
      Left Wing spending spree is not reasonable.

      Another cup of “willing suspension of disbelief”
      if you don’t mind.

    14. Jack on February 13th, 2009 4:01 am

      Hey number 5. Take it easy gas is cheaper in ohio.I got gas saturday at krogers in wheelersburg ohio for $1.69.

    15. buster on February 13th, 2009 6:54 am

      Yo Muff Diver I think you got the point

    16. super dave on February 13th, 2009 7:16 am

      yep, we get 13.00 & the millionaires of wall street get billions. now that is a president that is on the take and is owned by wall street among others.
      obama, go ahead and keep the 13.00 & give it to your non-working homeys as reparation. oh, and don’t forget to give michelle her’s too.
      can’t blame senator greg for backing out of a crooked situation. at least he’s not accused of tax evasion.
      glad to see these people not worshiping old barry soretoe.

    17. buster on February 13th, 2009 8:05 am

      He’s a creep !!!

    18. Terri on February 13th, 2009 9:59 am

      A raise…. whoopeeeee! That will almost cover my increase in insurance premiums. Thanks, Obamamessiah.

    19. Richard on February 13th, 2009 10:51 am

      No, Yoyo (#10) — Apparently what happened is that he came to realize that he didn’t agree with the direction that the Obama administration was going.

      And he apparently (I can’t say, since I wasn’t involved) came to think that he wouldn’t be part of an administration that he couldn’t support 100%.

      In my mind, that’s called integrity. The good, old-fashioned stuff that hardly seems to apply these days. I don’t know if there’s anything “Republican” or “Democratic” about it.

      Maybe there is something called “American,” though.

      BTW, did he pursue Obama or did Obama pursue him?
      Depends on who you talk with.

    20. Rusty Bridges on February 13th, 2009 11:05 am

      Thanks Terri, here I was all fat dumb and happy thinking I could finally buy my Daughter that $16.99 birthday present.

    21. buster on February 13th, 2009 11:43 am

      Boma is trying to make the USA the US of Watts

    22. Penni on February 13th, 2009 12:06 pm

      I tend to agree with yoyo muffintop. Congress is corrupt and has been since 2006. Can’t wait until 2010 to get the Democrats out of congress.

    23. wg on February 13th, 2009 1:44 pm

      Well…it’s actually a massive taxing bill.

      You’ve been taxed all along by the easy credit from the Federal Reserve. You were taxed in advance when the many market bubbles and readjustments…

      You will be taxed again in the future for the spending and future bubbles…

      I have come to believe the Federal Reserve is some kind of “loose cannon” in all these bubbles, and bailouts. Abolish the Federal Reserve and return the constitution.

      jmho

    24. wg on February 13th, 2009 1:48 pm

      Change we can believe it starts with the constitution.

      Jobs and wealth and retirment funds will continue to be lost. The nation has no way to repay all these bailouts and for some reason, the Federal Reserve keeps bailing out more banks and investments and others.

      Nothing for the taxpayer but GIANT tax increases in the future being packaged as a ‘jobs’ or ‘spending’ bill.

      Truth in spending and lending. Who really owns the Federal Reserve? Who profits from all this debt?

      imho

    25. rightknight on February 13th, 2009 3:26 pm

      Hannibal Lecter served a drugged victim
      a slice of the victim’s own brain (nicely
      sauteed) to him. Dr. Lecter has nothing
      on the Barry/Nancy/Harry feeding to us
      of our own money and debt. Drugged by
      soothing lies and promises, we eagerly
      sample the ‘free’ meal. Mmm Mmm, good!
      Compliments to the Chef.

      More Merlot with that if you will, thank you.

    26. ANewGirl on February 13th, 2009 3:38 pm

      The way I see it is that it’s an almost $800 Billion Dollar bill from Congress to bail us out of all the banking messes, etc…and that the Bill is being paid by the Federal Government ….correct? How does this money get back and eventually have a trickle down effect, to us- John. Q. Public? Oh, that’s right. IT DOESN’T!

      Can you spell:

      P O R K B A R R E L ?

      So- the $800B bill = FED GOV= WE THE TAXPAYER. Uhmmmm, yah, Thanks again.

      How about this one, we’ve got a bunch of morons in Congress running this country, OK? That’s just for starters.

      DEM OR REP… there should be NO FINGER POINTING YOYO!!!!!! It’s a combination of many things, but I really take pause when you try to blame everything on GWB or the GOP. That’s just a huge crock of BS. Grow Up!

      In any case, let’s see if THE CHOSEN ONE can turn this mess around in the next four years. It all lies squarely upon his shoulders now. February 13th and he is still having problems filling his cabinet? Interesting.

    27. super dave on February 13th, 2009 4:06 pm

      the destruction of our country started on january
      20 2009 . this is just the tip of the iceberg.
      in less than a year the U.S. will be in total chaos . there will be fighting over food, water, transportation, freedom.
      you can already see it in the grocery stores. people are preparing for the worse, stocking up canned goods , guns , ammunition, and the smart ones are securing a safe haven to retreat to in bad times.

    28. yoyo muffintop on February 13th, 2009 4:29 pm

      #19 – “Apparently” that’s your opinion. But it doesn’t really match Gregg’s own words.

    29. yoyo muffintop on February 13th, 2009 5:48 pm

      #22 – You do know that from 1/1/06 – 12/31/06 the Republicans had the majority in both the House and Senate don’t you? I have a sneaking feeling you didn’t. Lol.
      So yes, the Republicans were corrupt in 2006.

    30. ANewGirl on February 13th, 2009 7:10 pm

      #28- YoYo—Apparently, you are still dellusional. Did you see the interview when Judd was publicly explaining his reason for withdrawl?

      If you did, you know Richard was right.

      Honestly, YoYo….You have issues & to boot you are annoying as hell.

    31. katablog.com on February 13th, 2009 7:22 pm

      Instapundit says it all:

      Just Words?
      End the Practice of Writing Legislation Behind Closed Doors: As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people’s trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be conducted in public. By making these practices public, the American people will be able to hold their leaders accountable for wasteful spending and lawmakers won’t be able to slip favors for lobbyists into bills at the last minute.

      Instead we got a bill that the lobbyists got before the Congressmen, which will pass without being read. Hope and change?

      The American people, for generations to come, have been sold out in this one piece of legislation.

      It has already past the House, without a single Republican vote and will pass the Senate as soon as Senator Brown returns from his Mother’s funeral in the government plane provided by the O. RINOS, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and Arlen Specter gave Senate Democrats the votes needed to screw the American people.

      Funny how liberals now go around gritching about the “$8 trillion” Bush spent in 2008. Horrible? Yes. But they need to remember just who passes legislation (hint: not the President) and remember who was in legislative power at the time (hint: not the Republicans).

      Next, let’s consider what that $8 trillion has given the American people so we can learn from history and not repeat it!

      Lastly, wonders of wonders, when totaling up the money spent by Bush, we include all costs, whether just guarantees that may or not come about or actually dollars handed out (without subtracting the $350 billion authorized by not spent).

      When totally up what the O administration has spent in a mere 3 weeks, we only count the dollars in one piece of legislation; not the total effect of the legislation or promised legislation to come or the $350 billion left over from the Bush Administration. Nor do we count decreased revenues by the O Administration.

    32. katablog.com on February 13th, 2009 7:31 pm

      Hey 13 bucks will buy 6 gallons of gas!!!4 pks cheap cigs! 2 pinjoints! 3 gallons of milk! 2 ribeye steaks on sale!A case of cheap beer! 2 fifths of Makers Mark whiskey!So what are you bitching about?

      Yeah, but I can’t make the choice which of these things I’d rather have!

    33. Pat in Alabama on February 13th, 2009 7:33 pm

      #26 NewGirl,

      Unfortunately, Super Dave #27 may be right. We are headed downhill with no brakes!

    34. buster on February 13th, 2009 11:14 pm

      What if someone broke both of his hands then he couldn’t sign the darn thing

    35. ANewGirl on February 14th, 2009 7:07 am

      Hi, Pat~ Headed downhill with no brakes, I agree. But that’s what happens when voters made Barack Obama the new “American Idol”.

      I’m sorry, but voting for any candidate with a huge lack of experience to lead our Nation was the first mistake.

      Thank God for Airbags? Even those may not help.

    36. katablog.com on February 14th, 2009 9:31 am

      Where are those “we love O” voters now? They (other than Yo Yo who has no shame) don’t seem to post here much anymore. Wonder why.

    37. Pat in Alabama on February 15th, 2009 11:39 am

      #35 ANewGirl

      Which Airbag do think might be able to save us?

    38. ANewGirl on February 15th, 2009 7:24 pm

      #37-Pat in Alabama—-Here’s the bad news,,,,they are all deployed and so far we are still looking at many “fatalities”…..

      Lord Help Us! Somebody has to?!?!

      =(

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