And yet, we still trust these dumbasses to lead, run and ultimately destroy our country.
The Weekly Standard uncovered an interesting factoid this past Independence Day weekend, and the timing could not be more ironic. It seems that for each "job" created by the Obama economic stimulus program, the taxpayers--you and me--footed the bill to some $278,000 per job.
How utterly moronic is that?
How utterly TYPICAL is that?
Where did this stimulus money go? Right here.
Back in 2009 when the Kenyan imposter was first squealing in delight over this deal, I opined that rather than spending this half a billion dollars on government projects in order to ostensibly create jobs, we'd be better off cutting a check for $250,000 to each taxpayer who has had to PAY at the end of the tax year, and $100,000 to each taxpayer who received refunds in the past three years.
One hitch, or string if you will, attached to that money: You had to pay off debts first. Pay your mortgage off, pay your cars off, pay your credit card debts off, pay your medical loans or student loans or whatever.
But you had to pay off your debts.
If you didn't, then you would not be eligible for one damn dime of anything from the U.S. Government, including Social Security benefits, Medicare, VA benefits. . . nothing.
Pay off your debts, and do that first.
Can you imagine what the infusion of $250,000 per taxpayer would do to the economic engine of the U.S.? Banks would be flush in cash, which in turn would not only drastically lower finance interest rates, but open up for more car and home loans.
Auto dealerships would be selling cars like they've never sold them before since Henry Ford and the Model T. Forget the Cash for Clunkers program--citizens would be voluntarily trading in their old smoking clunker and buying something new.
How many college educations would that quarter of a million dollars open up?
Department stores would go crazy selling stuff and investments (there will always be smart people) would skyrocket.
But no, didn't happen.
Instead, the stupid-asses we've entrusted to run our country and whom most of have never earned a private sector paycheck in their entire useless damned lives were convinced that THEY knew better.
So they created a bunch of jobs--mainly government, which defeats the purpose--paying an average of around $30K a year, and when the smoke all cleared, each one of those jobs cost roughly $278,000 to create.
And we still don't know where the money is and unemployment is still within gasping distance of 10% and the economy is still in the worst shape it's been in in over seventy years.
Remember all of that next November.