Today in the Washington Post, President Obama wrote:
In recent days, there have been misguided criticisms of this plan that echo the failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis — the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can meet our enormous tests with half-steps and piecemeal measures; that we can ignore fundamental challenges such as energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive.
I reject these theories, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change.
He said exactly the same thing yesterday.
Chuck Schumer echoed the same talking point today on the floor of the Senate when he said that “Americans are overwhelmingly for” the Congressional Vote-Buying Bill.
They are wrong. President Obama and his Democratic cohorts in the Senate are deceiving you and I’ll prove it.
Rasmussen released their latest poll on the stimulus bill yesterday and it has all the proof you need that Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer are fibbing through their teeth. Approval for the bill has fallen to 37%, down from 45% two weeks ago. Americans never “overwhelmingly” approved the bill and this crap sandwich is not what Americans voted for in November. The more we learn about the billions of dollars in payoffs to well-heeled Democratic donor groups and various far-left pet causes, the more Americans reject what the President wants to do to our economy.
You want to know what sort of stimulus plan Americans do increasingly want? I’ll give you a hint: it’s the very thing President Obama said we rejected in November.
Rasmussen found that voters favor a bill with only tax cuts in it more than what they’re trying to shovel down on us right now. A Tax Cut Only bill, just like Senator Jim DeMint wants to propose, enjoys 45% approval and 34% disapproval. America likes it more and dislikes it less than the Demcorat’s favorite pork-o-rama.
It gets worse for the totalitarian-loving Dems. A true overwhelming majority believe that tax cuts help the economy and that they already pay more taxes than they should. Support for tax cuts among “independent” voters stands at 60%, and a tax cut only bill gets 46% approval from them.
That’s why the President and his Senate comrades are so desperate for you to believe otherwise. Once you learn that you are not alone in wanting more control of the money you earn through your hard work, you will start to demand that they leave well enough alone and they lose big-time. They don’t get to control you and your money. They don’t get to shovel your cash to their favorite liberal money-wasting projects. They don’t get to fund their re-election campaigns by spending your money on stuff their donors love. They lose power. They don’t get to run your life.
You win. They lose.
Now is the time to make your voice heard. Call your Senator and let them know that you don’t want the stimulus bill. Let them know you want to see Senator DeMint’s bill in its place. Let them know that you want real stimulus and less power for them.
You want change? Now is the time to get real change – less government control of your life.