Victims' Rights Caucus

Speeches

GRANDSON OF STIMULUS

Sep 14 2010

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Madam Speaker, there is a new horror movie sequel here in Washington, DC. It's called the Grandson of Stimulus, and it's really scary.

First, we had the $700 billion Stimulus I. That was a year and a half ago. It was supposed to be spent on roads and bridges and infrastructure, but according to the New York Post, Stimulus I turned into an $800 billion bottle of snake oil, and it cost $100 billion more than the entire Iraqi war.

In July, we had Son of Stimulus, the Sequel. It cost the taxpayers another $30 billion. It was a bailout for failed State governments. Now they're proposing Stimulus III: Grandson of Stimulus. It's another $50 billion in so-called stimulus spending. They say it's for roads and bridges and infrastructure again.

Maybe Congress should quit spending money we don't have and let Americans keep more of their own money. That would help get the country out of the poorhouse. Let the taxpayers keep their own money.

And that's just the way it is.

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