Enough! | Arkansas Blog

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Posted on Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 8:01 PM

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are reporting tonight that Obama is thinking about a $351 billion tax cut to stimulate the economy.

His reason? To mollify trolls like Boehner and Mitch McConnell who have taken to the airwaves this weekend to threaten to stymie the original economic stimulus plan centered on infrastructure spending in the various states, energy innovations and education spending.

Bipartisanship goes a long way, but maybe it's time the incoming president listens to guys like Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who said this weekend he'll never again listen to a word any Republican says about fear of deficits.

Obama will soon learn -- or should have learned during his days in the Senate -- that punks like Boehner and McConnell can't be mollified.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Judge Griffen: Why black lives matter

    Another few words from Judge Wendell Griffen growing from the controversy over the sale of Black Lives Matter T-shirts at the state black history museum — removed by the administration and restored after protests from Griffen and others stirred by a story in the Arkansas Times:
    • Mar 13, 2016
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016
  • French Hill votes against disaster aid to Puerto Rico

    Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill alone among Arkansas's House delegation voted last week against a measure that provided $36.5 billion in disaster aid, a portion  for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as well as money for wildfire response and to support the flood insurance program.
    • Oct 14, 2017

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: UA-Little Rock picks firm to study football

    • Well it's a good thing they aren't wasting any of that money on expanding academic…

    • on October 16, 2017
  • Re: Monday. Again

    • "Trump Challenges Psychiatric Community to Examine His Brain: "You Won't Find Anything"--Andy Borowitz "Do parents…

    • on October 16, 2017
  • Re: Tom Cotton to CIA?

    • Wow, so being a platoon leader for a deployment in Afghanistan qualifies one to be…

    • on October 16, 2017



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation