...That I voted for this shifty little RINO. I had my calculated reasons. I was wrong. I should have bit the bullet, voted my conscience and taken my chances with the actual conservative...Pat Toomey.
He needs to go.
He is part of this ridiculous "stimulus" package:
"...The legislation known as the "moderates" bill, hammered out over two days by Sens. Susan Collins, Ben Nelson, Joe Lieberman and myself, preserves the job-creating and tax relief goals of President Obama's stimulus plan while cutting less-essential provisions -- many of them worthy in themselves -- that are better left to the regular appropriations process.
Our $780 billion bill would save or create up to 4 million jobs, helping to offset the loss of 3.6 million jobs since December 2007. The bill cuts some $110 billion from the $890 billion Senate version, which would actually be $940 billion if floor amendments for tax credits on home and car purchases and money for the National Institutes of Health are retained.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the proposed cuts "do violence to what we are trying to do for the future," especially on education. Her objections are a warning to conservatives that more cuts would be unlikely to win House approval. They are also an admission of the high price that moderates have been able to extract for their support of stimulus legislation..." (source)
This is my question for a real financial person...
If the world were gloriously devoid of 24 hour news and politicians, and no one had been harping on how bad the economy was, and life went on as normal with people spending the way they always spend (instead of hoarding in fear)...would we be in the situation we are now?
Basically, how much of the "economic crisis" was spawned by constant talk of an economic crisis?