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2/11/2009

A Pair of Chuckling, Sneering Charlies Smirk and Laugh It Up About That $780 Billion Disaster

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:22 pm



Politico on today’s $780 billion stimulus deal:

“[Senate Democrats] don’t know everything that’s in the bill,” said a laughing Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Ways and [Means] Committee. “So I’m afraid to go to that damned conference.”

Above: Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) yuks it up.

I guess Charlie R. believes Chuckie S.:

27 Responses to “A Pair of Chuckling, Sneering Charlies Smirk and Laugh It Up About That $780 Billion Disaster”

  1. Hehehe, golly those kidders sure are practical jokers…

    SPQR (26be8b)

  2. I blame New York. It is like asshattery travels in pairs, or trios. Rangel/Schumer. Dodd/Frank. Baracky/Blagojevich. Boxer/Feinstein.

    JD (c6800b)

  3. Rangel’s comment is no joke. Some of the news reports I’ve seen talk of a National Health Commission that could eventually ration health care to older folks (treating their illnesses is not cost-effective), I’ve seen a report talking about provisions that essentially repeal the welfare reforms that Clinton signed by playing fast and loose with the work requirement for welfare recipients. Yeah Charlie, what else IS in there???

    sam (a66070)

  4. Hey JD…. please don’t forget Washington State’s contribution… Murray/Cantwell.

    Huey (833b02)

  5. Combine this with the clowning performance by Geitner, and you have a real circus.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  6. Just think, Congress is committing to spending all this money on Gd knows what, with no hearings, no substantive debate. no news reporting and public discussion before the fact. And we, the sheeple, just sit back and take it. Where is the outrage? BTW, I tried calling Schumer’s office and got a busy signal all day. I’ll bet that pr–k took the phone off the hook.

    sam (a66070)

  7. I think they all took their phones off the hook. They hate it when their public acts up.

    Patricia (89cb84)

  8. Will the MSM report Obama’s transparency promise was a lie?

    Just kidding.

    Perfect Sense (0922fa)

  9. What they are really yukking it up about is that American public has not twigged to just how incredibly corrupt the Democratic party is.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  10. Comment by Huey — 2/11/2009 @ 6:57 pm

    Another pair to draw to:
    Levin & Stabenow.

    AD (e8a81c)

  11. This whole “stimulus” hoo-ha is truly breath-taking.

    JD (c6800b)

  12. This is going to be bad……….

    Techie (6b5d8d)

  13. Hey now – WA state has at least a trio. Murray/Cantwell and McDermott

    anne (ee680a)

  14. Techie – It is already bad, and it is going to get much much much worse. In the next week or so, Baracky is going to come back and ask for so much money in TARP2 that the $800,000,000,000 in this bill will seem like chump change.

    JD (c6800b)

  15. What’s Schumer’s email address? We should all send him an email with the subject line “I care about pork spending”.

    Steverino (b12c49)

  16. Eventually the arrogance of the Dems will come back to bite them.

    Dennis D (ae900a)

  17. I’m sure this question has been asked a gazillion times, but what I’m wondering is how, exactly, will jobs be created by these provisions? All I hear is assumption…they assert it will create jobs, but I haven’t heard an explanation how. Shouldn’t that be the bottom line of the different provisions in the bill? For the sake of conversation, assume that all the earmarks would go to good things (I know, I know, just assume that *for the sake of conversation*)…even if we grant that HUGE assumption, this is a *stimulus* bill. If it doesn’t create jobs, save it for another bill.

    Has anyone heard an argument out there spelling it out? Or does the emperor have no clothes, and certain folks are trying to hush that up?

    Rich Bordner (07416d)

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  19. The pols and public officials get hundreds of billions to spend. Workers get $13 a week. Yes, $13 a week. That may pay the cigarette tax increase for smokers. I don’t know what non-smokers will do with all that dough.
    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090212/D96A0AGO0.html

    Fred Beloit (15d9a8)

  20. Rich, the same way that animal sacrifice during a solar eclipse ensures that the sun returns from behind the moon.

    SPQR (72771e)

  21. Hey, 13 bucks a week…I can go to the movies by myself.

    sam (1a8310)

  22. What’s Schumer’s email address? We should all send him an email with the subject line “I care about pork spending”.

    He could receive a million such cards, and he wouldn’t give a damn.

    Horatio (55069c)

  23. sam, I am not “Trading Places” with you.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  24. What I would *really* like to see would be Obama getting together with Congressional GOP and Blue Dog Democrats to craft a genuine stimulus-only Bill – and then see Obama use the Presidential bully-pulpit to end-run around Pelosi/Reid to get it into law … I would love to see Obama successfully end the Pelosi/Reid Recession … Sadly, all I see, so far, is Obama proposing to accelerate the Obama/Pelosi/Reid Recession …

    Alasdair (e7cb73)

  25. SPQR,
    LOL…well said…well said.

    Rich Bordner (14c28d)

  26. Rich, the same way that animal sacrifice during a solar eclipse ensures that the sun returns from behind the moon.

    LOL! My cat resents that…and warns me not to even think about it.

    Patricia (89cb84)


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