With news of the House’s passage of the earmark-filled “stimulus bill,” it’s made a lot of people, mainly Democrats, happy. No doubt President Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who said some revealing things back in mid-November, about the “opportunity” the stimulus package provided Democrats, is especially happy. Click below for a flashback those comments, which Emanuel gave at the WSJ CEO Council in DC:
This opportunity isn’t lost on the new president and his team. “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Obama’s new chief of staff, told a Wall Street Journal conference of top corporate chief executives this week.
He elaborated: “Things that we had postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with. This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.”
In terms of the future of our country, if that doesn’t make your stomach turn and your blood boil, I don’t know what will.
The good news out of all this? Not one Republican in the House voted for this bill. As Malkin said here, “Finally. A party of opposition worth its name.”
Yup. At least until it reaches the Senate. Show of hands how many think McCain will provide much resistance on this bill? Supposedly, at least as of Sunday, he called for a “major rewrite” of the bill.