Tag: Stimulus

$90,825 Literally Went to the Dogs in D.C.

-By Warner Todd Huston The Chicago Tribune reports that $90,825 in so-called stimulus money went to the dogs in Washington D.C. No, not the Blue Dogs. It went to actual dogs. The National Park Service (NPS) spent $90,825 in stimulus funds to upgrade Marion Park, a popular dog destination on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.... Read more »

GM Exec: Reporting GM's Failures Hurts... Republicans?

-By Warner Todd Huston In an odd turn of events, former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz thinks that anyone that criticizes GM is not only “mis-informed” but insists that those “foaming ideologues” that criticize the car giant are “damaging the Republican Party.” It is interesting that an executive in the company derided as “Government Motors”... Read more »

Auto Recall: When The Wheels Come Off Government Motors... Literally

-By Warner Todd Huston GM, Obama’s favorite federally owned car company, was thrilled to report in March that sales figures for the Chevy Cruze helped put the company on the fast track to success but it wasn’t the best news when the wheels began to literally fall off the Cruze causing a recall of GM’s... Read more »

Obama Lackeys Running GM Now Want US to Pay Out for Rebates

-By Warner Todd Huston A few days ago I wrote about how the Obama administration has stuffed the upper echelons of management at General Motors with government lackeys who have no experience in the auto industry and how Obama’s government will lead GM to ultimate failure. Today we see yet one more step toward GMs... Read more »

Government Motors: The Coming General Motors Failure Will Be At Taxpayer's Expense

-By Warner Todd Huston The Obama Administration has proclaimed TARP and the subsequent bailout for General Motors a great success. US Treasury Deputy Timothy Massad recently said, “Where we are today shows that the program, by any reasonably objective measure, was a success.” But is GM, now much derided as “Government Motors” the success that... Read more »

AFL-CIO Union Chief: We Need to Raise Taxes to Pay Union Members More

-By Warner Todd Huston You know the old saying, “stupid is as stupid does”? Enter the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka, one of the most violence prone union presidents in America, who has come up with a brilliant strategy to solve America’s troubles. He says we need to raise taxes to pay his union members even higher... Read more »

Roskam On Failed Stimulus Birthday Eve: We Don't Need a Budget Like the Stimulus

From the office of Congressman Peter Roskam (6th District)… Roskam: “The President recently said that people were getting impatient about the pace of reform and that things weren’t changing fast enough. Yeah, two years out people are plenty impatient. You bet your life they’re impatient.” WASHINGTON – Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the... Read more »

A Video Critique of the Claim That Fox News Viewers Are Misinformed

Lee Doren does a great job tearing down another left-wing shibboleth. Supposedly, Fox News viewers are more misinformed than the general public because: They think most economists believe the stimulus caused job losses; They think most economists believe Obamacare will increase the deficit; and They think the economy is getting worse; etc. As a result,... Read more »

Illinois School Uses 'Stimulus' $$ For Raises and Bonuses While Raising Property Taxes

-By Warner Todd Huston Arrogance is an ugly thing. But it seems that Grayslake School Board Superintendent Ellen Correll has it in spades. Not only did she and four other board members vote to increase its tax levy on the community, but she also announced that she used federal “stimulus” money to dole out raises... Read more »

Nanny State Republican Upton Wants House Energy Committee Chair?

-By Warner Todd Huston Light bulb banning Republican Fred Upton (R, Mich) is angling to become the new GOP chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee as the House begins to look to adjusting to reflect the Republican’s tidal wave election. Upton is a perfect example of the sort of representative that the new... Read more »