I’m sure you all remember Rep Nancy Pelosi’s famous admission of ignorance when she told the nation that they (Congress) had no idea what was in Obamacare and they needed to pass it in order to find out. Now we have another admission of ignorance, only this time the lack of intelligence is confined to the Democratic Party.
In a recent interview, Rep Mike Honda, (D-CA), who also serves on the House Budget and Appropriations Committee said that when fellow Democrats passed the first stimulus bill that they,
“The stimulus bill, which was under the other administration, was put together because we didn’t know what the hell was going on and you know, and we were trying to do things that we thought might help stimulate the economy.”
And evidently they haven’t learned anything since then as Honda still believes that the only way to save the economy is to increase the deficit by spending even more. In the same interview he stated,
“We know that if we invest money into this economy and get cash into people’s hands, they’ll spend it and once they start spending the money, it starts to circulate through our economy and it’ll stimulate the economy and we’ve done this other times before. It [The 99 Percent Act] will increase our deficit but we need to increase our deficit right now to make that investment and make that place so that we can get this thing started.”
When asked about those opposing Obama’s jobs packages and the desire to spend another $800+ billion that the country doesn’t have, Honda responded,
“These tax dollars go to private industry. It goes into public entities like cities and counties so that they can turn around and create jobs at their own level.”
This is the same argument we heard used by the Democrats with the first and second stimulus packages but instead of the money doing what they claim it will do, large amounts went into the pockets of big business and corporate executives that all seemingly have some connection to President Obama and his administration. So what makes us believe them this time that things will be any different?
Just because the Democrats are clueless as to what’s going on with the nation and the economy, doesn’t mean the American public is as equally clueless. Or are they? If they keep electing clueless people to represent them in Washington, then they must be just as clueless themselves.