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Telling It Like It Is

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 20, 2009 5:32 PM |

I am neither a Democrat, nor a Republican. Amidst all the pandering and nonsense, I think it is beneficial to get a clear review and hear someone tell it like it is. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Michigan) does a very good job.

Shame on everyone involved in Washington for a poorly written Stimulus Bill, and an equally poor legislative process.


  • thinkaboutthis

    Truth is truth! Larry — it would be interesting to put the Democratic response from the Rep. in Colorado next to this. I can honestly say, never have I seen a Congress cause such potential harm to a specific group of targeted citizens.

  • fiscalliberal

    The Republicans will have a field day this weekend using the knife that Obama, Geitner, Dodd, Reid and Pelosie gave them regarding the AIG bonuses.

    The sad part is these people at AIG-FP did not deserve these Retetion Bonuses. I am retired now, but worked as an engineer at GE and General Dynamics. We went through many layoff’s. The story that always circulated was: put your fist in a bucket of water and then with draw it. Then you will see how much your company will miss you when you are gone. Same for the AIG executives. There are always underlings who can step in to sell a company. Why does a person who screwed the company up have any credibility in terms of fixing it up?

    The good news is the Lehman bankrupcy taught us about the house of cards our financial system is. The AIG case tells us why the government should not bail these things out. A lot of people, including the politicians will be hurt on this one because of the knife the Democrats handed them.

    As the Republicans howl at the moon on the Sunday talk shows, let us remember the names of: Tom Delay, Duke Cunningham, Jack Abramoff, Bill Frist, Billy Tauzen and Tom Sculley.

    I love the whining going on at CNBC today. Could be they are getting the feeling the gig is over and their advertisers might not be interested in supporting the gravy train. Finally I just turned the TV off.

    That said, I wonder how many church sermons on morality and greed will be given this Sunday. I think the bible is full of resorce material.

    • Larry Doyle

      Fiscal…your wise and seasoned voice of experience is appreciated. I recall early on in my career thinking that my initial employer would do something on my behalf. Boy, was I presumptuous.

      The stench from both sides of the aisle along with the media is fairly strong. I do like Rep. McCotter’s pointed comments but the Republicans also have a poor legacy as well, as you aptly point out.

      Thanks for your commentary.

  • Andy

    Thanks for the post this video LD. I don’t care about whether this guy is Republican or Democrat, he is pointing to the real crime Congress committed: signing humongous spending bill they did not read!! It is unconscionable…

    • Larry Doyle

      Let’s not forget that President Obama thought it was more important to be in Denver to sign this piece of legislation than be in Washington to ensure it was properly drafted and executed.

      • Andy

        Indeed, the “urgency” was stinking political baloney. I don’t understand how could they be so irresponsible with the American people’s future: why couldn’t they spend 1-2 more weeks letting Congress read the bill and make changes?
        There was no reason other then politics. We also remember that this bill didn’t originate from the WH as it should have been: they didn’t do their jobs and never intended to roll up their sleeves and don the HARD work. So if we start from the premise that the WH didn’t want to do serious work on this but rather delegate on the most ideological wing of Congress then you understand that in their minds there was no reason to wait: they just wanted to get it done and have the cameras and pictures ready.
        How could they have been so callous with such an important piece of legislation…? I don’t understand it.

  • Larry Doyle

    “Never lose the opportunity of a good crisis…!!”

    Beyond pathetic…

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