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This article was from November of last year, but the rationale still holds: using taxpayer funds to stimulate the economy doesn’t work.

Update: it’s still not working, so why does Barry O. want to dump more taxpayer funds into a “jobs bill”? Or for that matter, why dump $8 billion into high-speed rail projects that will be an even bigger boondoggle than Amtrak? That silly nonsense will have to be subsidized by taxpayers for decades to come. If there was an economically viable way to build a high-speed rail project, some enterprising capitalist would already be doing it.

Read on: The Myth of the Multiplier – Reason Magazine

An excellent piece by J.R. Dunn in The American Thinker. This excerpt summarizes it, but it’s worth your time to read the whole thing:

“The historical record is clear on one point: people are not kind to failed messiahs…Obama is no longer a mystery, no longer an invulnerable figure, no longer the favorite of destiny.

He is the master of a party of thieves, loons, and hustlers. A party that has tossed away its mandate in less than a year’s time, a party with no Plan B, with no ideas and no useful tradition, a party that feeds off fantasy, with nothing to serve it but the husk of an ideology dead for generations. They are easy targets, from Obama on down, and there is no excuse for holding back.”

Read on: American Thinker: The End of the Obama Mystique:

This is delicious. I love the way the moonbats think – In the 5th paragraph, Krugman says “Progressives are in desperate need of leadership…the House needs to be told to pass the Senate (health care) bill…” Told? By whom? Obama? Please.

Excuse me, sir – I thought representatives in the House were told what to do by their constituencies, right? Any way you slice it, Obama’s “agenda” is on the ropes. Even the Germans, who adored him a year ago, think he’s failed

Enjoy: Paul Krugman leads liberal revolt – Andy Barr – POLITICO.com

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the moldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

If you would not confront your neighbor and demand his money at the point of a gun to solve every new problem than may appear in your life, you should not allow the government to do it for you.

                                                                                                     William E. Simon