Monday, February 09, 2009

Rachel Maddow to the GOP: Get out of the way.

I am sure over the past two weeks you have seen assessments of both the stimulus and the debate over the stimulus, but if you did not see Rachel Maddow's take on Friday night then you missed the best. She plainly and clearly points out that Republicans are not trying to come up with an effective stimulus plan. Personally I believe they are trying to make the situation worse.

Watch it here:

She rightly points out that it is completely idiotic to cut food-stamp funding from an economic stimulus package during a recession. Food-stamps are one of the best ways to get money into the economy quickly, and are spent fast. She states correctly that a whopping proportion of the Republican rhetoric about stimulus is just wrong, and it is time for Republicans to get out of the way of the people who are actually trying to save the country.

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