The Food and Drug Administration rapped General Mills says that Cheerios (whole-grain O's) are "clinically proven to lower cholesterol." The FDA demanded packaging changes to ensure truth in labeling.
Well, how about the marketing of the fiscal "stimulus"? President Obama and the Democrats promoted the trillion-dollar package as job creation salvation. The White House claims 150,000 jobs have been "created or saved." But since February, the nation has lost more than 1.3 million jobs. The current 8.9 percent unemployment rate in the wake of the stimulus passage is worse than the 8.8 percent unemployment Obama's economists darkly predicted if Congress didn't immediately adopt their recovery plan.
The "stimulus" was supposed to provide aid to the country's neediest areas. It's not. Obama promised that Americans would be able to track "every dime" of the "stimulus" at one handy clearinghouse website. They won't.
The Recovery.gov site data won't be fully available until next spring -- halfway through the program.
What do you think? Can the Government Practice what they preach (eeeerrrrrrrrr and mandate)?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:38 AM on May. 17, 2009
The Associated Press reported after reviewing 5,500 planned transportation projects that "states are planning to spend 50 percent more per person in areas with the lowest unemployment than in communities with the highest."
What is your take on this? Shouldn't a STIMULUS stimulate those hardest hit? How do we demand the Government provide us TRUTH in its' "labeling"
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:40 AM on May. 17, 2009
For those looking for a factual article on the stimulus and it non-reaching projected impact. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5guNAb2By3sueeeMXl9bWidVIwh1wD98483LG0
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:43 AM on May. 17, 2009
We can not blame law makers in D.C after the states get the stimulus money. It is the state Governor's ,state law makers,local assembly or what ever is your local admin. named .It is in their hands ,they are the ones who need to but the money in a good use.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on May. 17, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:01 AM on May. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on May. 17, 2009
OMG grly you can't POSSIBLY expect Washington to have to be held to the same standards that they hold private companies!!!??
I am going with Lorikeetsresponse on this one, very witty and to the point.
Answer by momof030404 at 10:27 AM on May. 17, 2009
Wow, Lorikeet. I think you could write for the best of Conservative Editorials with the great commentary you just wrote! KUDOS! Your analogy is ON TARGET! :o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:39 AM on May. 17, 2009
I know momof030404... Thinking for an instance Washington is about to practice what they preach was totally IRRATIONAL of me :oP he he he he
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:41 AM on May. 17, 2009
OK, I have been up since 4am.. I jusr re-read my question...
Should read: Do you think Washington COULD pass the "Cheerio's standard"? :o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:49 AM on May. 17, 2009