Tuesday, February 09, 2010

That Senate "Jobs" Bill

A jobs-creation bill that could pass the Senate this week would delay a scheduled 20 percent reduction in doctor payments under the Medicare health-insurance program, according to a copy of the text obtained by Reuters.

The bill also extends soon-to-expire jobless payments, healthcare subsidies for the unemployed and highway-funding programs, according to the text of the bill, which has not yet been introduced.

This is what happens when the government tries to stimulate the economy by spending more instead of cutting spending. As Obama said, "That's the whole point!"

An economy cannot be stimulated by paying people to do jobs that no one wants them to do.

The 17th Amendment didn't take the money out of politics; it allowed the money to take over politics. Federal spending did not explode until 1913, after the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments and the creation of the Federal Reserve. Three bad ideas that unleashed a federal spending monster. Repealing the 17th Amendment would allow the states to put limits on this corrupt, out-of-control federal government.

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