Say No To The "So Called Stimulus"

By: Chris Mossman
By: Chris Mossman

What do you think? WITN viewer Corinne Mullis shares her thoughts on the "stimulus" bill. Add your comments here or send us an e-mail to and tell us what you have to say. We may post your blog on the site.

History is set to repeat itself, again. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009 that is being debated in Washington has all the hallmarks of a classic deja vu. Last year the federal government sent out rebate checks in an attempt to stimulate the economy. They also dumped huge sums of money into failing Wall Street banks and insurance firms.

Both had no effect. It's long passed time that central planners learned that throwing good money after bad will not stimulate the economy. We must instead cut taxes, reform burdensome regulation and eliminate government waste. It is not until we pay attention to our past history of
stimulus failures, that we can begin to move toward the future.


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  • by David Location: Washington on Dec 11, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    Against stimulus-why? Well mostly because so far the stimulus has managed to spend $75-100,000 to create a $30,000 job. In addition the politicians that have recieved money have spent it on things like Hagans and Burrs wonderful expansion of the Pisgah national forest for $32000 an acre. Why dont we report that! the fraudulant wast of our tax dollar is grossly under reported.
  • by Ron Location: NC on Sep 16, 2009 at 08:13 AM
    I was and will always be against the stimulus the way the gov did it. What they should have done is take that amount and deduct it from any taxes each of us may owe. If someone pay's no taxes...they would get no deduction.
  • by Renee Charles on Sep 12, 2009 at 08:49 AM
    All of you that do not want one dime of the stimulus should just cash it and send it back, do not allow your state reps to stop the stimlus from entering your state because there may be at least one peron that want to keep it and really need it. So, that could be your individual form of protest. Don't make this decision for everyone in your complaining about it....just send it need to enclose a note with the repayment...Obama will get the message.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jun 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM
    The best solution to the problem has always been to look at cause and affect. Remember Ronald Reagon? He took a destroyed economy and brought it back. Trickle down. It works and is proven. I haven never personally worked for a poor man. He simply didn't have the money to pay me. I have worked for a rich one and treats me pretty good. He is hard working, generous and cares about his employees. So, to help some of you understand, lets use Fountain Power boat as an example. I cannot afford one of his boats but when they sell one, they buy materials, pay people to fiberglass, build motors, wire and fix them. So, what we are doing by going after the rich man is to take this buying power away. So, he doesn't by the boat, there is a layoff, the material supplier lays off, get the picture? It has always worked, its the American Way. What Obama and our State are doing will hurt us in the long run. We just reached double digit it working? No.
  • by OK Location: NC on Mar 2, 2009 at 02:21 AM
    I think the best solution is to go old school. The more money you make the more taxes you pay. Tax breaks are what helped to get our country in debt. If we keep giving tax breaks and handouts to the wealthy, then how are we going to pay America's bills. It's time for you all to come up with some better alternatives instead of just complaining. Until a better idea is presented I'm supporting my Commander In Chief.
  • by citizen1 on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    I don't know what I'll do with my extra $13.00 dollars. Maybe pay for the property tax increase.
  • by What david said Location: NB on Feb 21, 2009 at 06:21 PM
    It really can't be said any better than david said it! And I'm tired of hearing the whining about this cartoon. None of you Obama supporters cared a bit about all the cartoons directed at Bush.
  • by regie Location: windsor, nc on Feb 18, 2009 at 08:48 PM
    who presented and is pushing the "stimulus"?-- president obama! the reference made in the cartoon is directed at him (us)--period. to further insult us and our intelligence by claiming this cartoon is not racist is their feeble attempt to try to undo the stupid decision to run it. individuals showing their ignorance and intolerance by making racial slurs, comments, and/or acts is one thing, but an editor of a major publication allowing such trash to demean this newspaper should be fired immediately for his/her ignorance and complete lack of respect for not just the black community but the entire country. because, if you will remember, a great many people who are not black caused mr. obama to win the presidency by such a large margin. this thing is just totally unbelievable!!! i truly hope that GOD continues to be patient with us for we truly have a looong way to go and grow. thanx for the opportunity to vent.
  • by david Location: pinetown on Feb 11, 2009 at 06:31 PM
    you can't say no to the "stimulus" checks it's payment for the votes obaamma bought !

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