Jul 102010

According To The Associated Press Index Of Economic Stress, 13 Of The 20 Most Stressed U.S. Counties Are In California. “Each month, the Associated Press generates a county-by-county index of economic stress for the entire nation and 13 of the 20 most stressed U.S. counties are in California, topped by poverty-wracked Imperial County in the state’s southeastern corner.” (Dan Walters, “California Counties Top Economic Stress List,” Sacramento Bee’s “Capitol Alert” Blog, blogs.sacbee.com, 7/7/10)

Thanks Senator Barbara Boxer and Vice-President and former Senator Joe Biden!

If this is economic stimulus, then the govenment issued cyanide that is coming to expensive-to-treat-patients will be health care, right?

Is that an exaggeration?

Consider the record of Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer:

Biden And Boxer Voted For The 1993 Clinton Budget Plan, Which Raised Taxes By $241 Billion. (H.R. 2264, CQ Vote #190: Passed 49-49: R 0-43; D 49-6, With Vice President Gore Casting A “Yea” Vote,  6/25/93, Biden and Boxer Voted Yea; H.R. 2264, CQ Vote #247: Adopted 50-50: R 0-44; D 50-6, With Vice President Al Gore Casting A “Yea” Vote, 8/6/93, Biden and Boxer Voted Yea)

Before Health Care “Reform” – this was the largest tax increase in US History.

In 1999, Biden And Boxer Voted Against Legislation That Included $792 Billion In Tax Relief Over 10 Years.
(S. 1429, CQ Vote #247: Passed 57-43:  R 52-2; D 4-41; I 1-0, 7/30/99, Biden and Boxer Voted Nay)

Biden And Boxer Voted Against The 2001 And 2003 Tax Cuts. (H.R. 1836, CQ Vote #165: Passed 62-38: R 50-0; D 12-38, 5/23/01, Biden and Boxer Voted Nay; H.R. 2, CQ Vote #196: Adopted 50-50: R 48-3; D 2-46; I 0-1, With Vice President Cheney Casting A “Yea” Vote To Break The Tie, 5/23/03, Biden and Boxer Voted Nay; H.R. 2, CQ Vote #179: Passed 51-49: R 48-3; D 3-45; I 0-1, 5/15/03, Biden and Boxer Voted Nay)

Now those tax cuts are going to sunset and will contribute to the double dip recession that is going to come. Every dollar that taxes go up – sucks three out of the economy. (Workers not hired, investments not made and reduced sales/output)

The Stimulus Worked, right? Even if you count Census jobs – we have still had millions of jobs erased from the economy.

Economic stimulus can’t work if people are over-taxed. and over-regulated.. to be continued.

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