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I Am Now For the Stimulus

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:09 pm

Turns out that I stand to profit from it — to the tune of $350 billion. It’s buried in the fine print. Turns out nobody read the bill, so nobody knew. I just found out myself.

But it’s not the profit motive that changed my mind. I just had a change of heart. Also, I hate Chuck Schumer.

To get your share of the spoils, go here.

38 Responses to “I Am Now For the Stimulus”

  1. If only it was that easy.

    It still seems that the most practical stimulus would have been a year-long income/payroll-tax holiday.
    But, that would have made too much sense, and would preclude the gravy train for favored groups.

    AD - RtR/OS (3c43e7)

  2. I’m praying this isn’t a spoof. I apparently will receive $100,000,000 for the purpose of studying zombies. As a bonus, I also will get free front-row seats at all Coldplay and Meatloaf concerts. No mention of when my unicorn will arrive, but hey, it’s a very complicated program.

    Old Coot (who also wants DRJ back) (7721b8)

  3. Everyone should post their links so we can read it for ourselves.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  4. Everyone should post links so the Congresscritters can read about what they voted for.

    JD (09132b)

  5. Completely off topic, but Olbergasm is interviewing Jimmah Carter. I hurled. Violently.

    JD (09132b)

  6. would have been a year-long income/payroll-tax holiday.

    When it comes to the Dems, always remember:

    – business is evil, except…
    – when it’s crony capitalism.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  7. Dmac – That makes their cries of cronyism against Bush just so … Unintentionally ironic? Fatuous? Projection?

    JD (09132b)

  8. …Changey!

    Dmac (49b16c)

  9. My Own Private Stimulo

    If this doesn’t work, I guess I’ll have to join ACORN.

    Patricia (89cb84)

  10. Comment by Patricia — 2/13/2009 @ 7:28 pm

    Bawney Fwank??? So fitting! If I could have chosen one out of the many candidates, he’d be at the top of my list. That he continues to lie through his teeth about Fannie Mae is reprehensible,

    ”These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ”The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.’

    Dana (137151)

  11. Yup, Bawney just epitomizes the whole mess. Hey, how about “all of the above”?

    Patricia (89cb84)

  12. That he continues to lie through his teeth about Fannie Mae is reprehensible,

    Barney has teeth?

    Uncle Pinky (834163)

  13. Is Barney the one that had a gay prostitute ring running in his DC condo?

    JD (c6800b)

  14. Heteronormative racist. I denounce you for it.

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  15. I made no judgements, Eric. Though the irony, it is staggering.

    JD (c6800b)

  16. I was teasing.

    Frank is a tool, in all senses of the term. At least he wasn’t as bad as Gerry Studds.

    Yet even that didn’t bother voters. Who knew?

    Honestly, I think it is the “D versus R trumps all issues” principle.

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  17. Yet even that didn’t bother voters.

    And it really did not bother the Dems. That is a pretty sick and twisted principle that they have.

    JD (c6800b)

  18. This one will actually work! I’ll bet I get funded.

    Pablo (99243e)

  19. Here’s mine. Does anyone have Chris Martin’s email address? I want to make sure he’s sending me those tickets.

    Old Coot (who also wants DRJ back) (7721b8)

  20. Oh, I loved this!

    I do hope that, as a fiscal conservative, I requested only $12,529,385.50, because I don’t wish to burden future generations too much.

    The fiscally conservative Dana (556f76)

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  22. Pablo, Joe Biden is already out of Congress, so I guess yours worked! 🙂

    The amused Dana (556f76)

  23. My good fiend and co-blogger Yorkshire has suggested that we start referring to this as defecate spending. Somehow, it seems appropriate.

    The blogger Dana (556f76)

  24. Hmmm, did I forget a letter in the word “friend?” 🙂

    The typo-laden Dana (556f76)

  25. Even I have to hold my nose when I see Schumer’s duplicitous face on the TV, I still haven’t –and won’t– forgiven him for pushing through Mukasey. I wrote to him and told him so shortly after he pulled that bit of grotesque politicking and he better be worried about my vast and growing campaign to get him voted out of the Senate. The Green candidate is looking better and better all the time.

    But, Pat $350 Billion? What, you couldn’t make do with a measly $100 Billion. Oink oink.


    Peter (e70d1c)

  26. My good fiend and co-blogger Yorkshire has suggested that we start referring to this as defecate spending. Somehow, it seems appropriate. From Dana

    Lately I have felt like that. Yorkshire

    Yorkshire (4e0dda)

  27. Comment by Yorkshire — 2/15/2009 @ 10:46 am

    Well, it certainly is descriptive of the manner in which our “leaders” treat us, the great unwashed.

    AD - RtR/OS (a4db8f)

  28. Passing a steaming pile of garbage through Congress, which your own party controls is viewed as historic, or a victory? The bar sure has been lowered.

    Boogity boogity boogity … Let’s go racing!

    JD (c2765f)

  29. The Next Harry Potter Book

    Wonder if they’ll vote on this

    bruce (71fe0f)

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