First I voted for Obama so I am not trying to trash him but am really disappointed in what I am hearing about the stimulus.
I am not on welfare, my husband still has his job and we do not own a home. We are a family of 4 and live on 30k a year. We are being hit hard by the rising costs.
Most of what I have seen is help for those on welfare or those who have been laid off or for homeowners.
I voted for Obama because I felt like he was going to help my family and others like me, now I feel like I have been deceived.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by ChaoticSoul at 7:53 AM on Feb. 6, 2009Credits: 87 Level 5
From the Wall Street Journal.
Both Senate and House versions of the recovery plan contain a $500 tax credit for workers ...Both plans would deliver that credit by reducing the taxes that are withheld from worker paychecks, likely beginning July 1. But the Senate plan would get the tax rebate in workers’ hands more quickly, while under the House plan some taxpayers would likely not see half of it until they file their taxes in 2010........single taxpayers making above $100,000 and married couples making more than $200,000 would not be eligible for any credit under the Senate plan.
Otherwise, the Stimulus calls out for $$$$ for Public Works Programs, Entitlement Programs, etc.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:59 AM on Feb. 6, 2009Credits: 106530 Level 39
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:03 AM on Feb. 6, 2009Credits: 106530 Level 39
This is a valid question, and it just shows that the concerns of how Obama runs his term are valid as well. I have maintained all a long (as well as some others here on CM) that our main concern is that his plans will fail to help those that are most in need of help. He ran on a platform or hope and change, yet when it fails to touch those that believed most in what he was saying those words become empty and meaningless. Sure, he talked all about helping those in the middle class, but families living in poverty need the help more than others. It would be better to find a way to do that without making them utilize social programs (WIC, Welfare and such).
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:31 AM on Feb. 6, 2009Credits: 291911 Level 48
Answer by Anonymous at 8:38 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:48 AM on Feb. 6, 2009Credits: 106530 Level 39
Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
You HAVE been deceived! We were trying to tell all of you NObama voters this very thing! Sorry! He isn't the messiah, he can't fix everything, he isn't here to save you! This bill as is, will not stimulate our economy, it won't help that famous "middle class America" that NObama was speaking directly to..........he lied, he manipulated and you have been hoodwinked. Sorry!! You truly weren't listening to his words, you just liked the euphoric rhetoric.
Answer by blessed5x at 9:59 AM on Feb. 6, 2009Credits: 4 Level 2
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