Do you remember The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 better known as “The Stimulus”. It’s the economic stimulus package the 111th U.S. Congress passed in February 2009 and President Obama signed into law on February 17, 2009?
–It passed the House on January 28, 2009 (244-188)
Not ONE Republican in the House of Representastives voted for the 2009 Stimulus package, even though President Obama wined and dined them. Remember?
–The bill Passed in the Senate on February 13, 2009 (60-38) with 3 Republican votes: Snowe (R-ME), Specter (R-PA), Collins (R-ME.
Washington Times/Sunday January 25/2009:
House Minority Leader John Boehner, Ohio Republican, said the plan must include more tax relief before House Republicans will support the plan – Republicans are proposing returning up to $3,200 to tax filers, he said.
Of the $825 billion included in Mr. Obama’s stimulus plan, $275 billion would be paid out in tax relief, and $550 billion would go to new spending.
Republicans have said the stimulus plan, in combination with the round of economic bailouts approved late last year, would saddle future generations with $2 trillion in debt.
The 244-188 vote was not what Mr. Obama had hoped for. A week of presidential wooing — including a visit to the Capitol, a return visit to the White House by moderate House Republicans and a bipartisan cocktail party Wednesday night – did not yield a single Republican vote.
But there was ANOTHER Stimulus package…before this one. The BUSH Stimulus.
The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008. Back then, Republican President George Bush was in power. This one was NOT the Obama Stimulus package…it was the Bush Stimulus package, that came BEFORE the Obama Stimulus Package...and REPUBLICANS VOTED FOR THAT BUSH STIMULUS!
The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, enacted February 13, 2008.
The Act congress PASSED providing for several kinds of economic stimuli intended to boost the United States economy in 2008 and to avert a recession, or ameliorate economic conditions.
The stimulus package was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on January 29, 2008, and in a slightly different version by the U.S. Senate on February 7, 2008.
The Senate version was then approved in the House the same day. It was signed into law on February 13, 2008 by President Bush with the support of a majority of Democratic lawmakers, as well as a minority of Republicans.
The law provides for tas rebates to low- and middle-income U.S. taxpayers, tax incentives to stimulate business investment, and an increase in the limits imposed on mortages eligible for purchase by government-sponsored enterprises like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac..
Can someone REMIND Republicans that:
- In 2007, Obama was a CANDIDATE for president, (he announced his candidacy February 10, 2007) and George W. Bush was STILL president.
- The Recession started in 2007, under A Republican president, NOT President Obama.
- Although Democrats controlled the house (233-202) back then, House Democrats stepped up and voted FOR the Bush Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, (enacted February 13, 2008) to help the economy.
(The Senate was tied 49-49 with two (2) Independents. Dick Cheney was Senate president? Yes, remember THAT?)
- With The House now controlled by Republicans) NOT ONE House Republican voted for the Economic stimulus package presented by President Obama.
- And ask REPUBLICANS: WHAT DID YOU DO TO STOP JOB LOSSES IN 2007/2008?
ANSWER: They voted for and passed the Bush Economic Stimulus Bill.
THAT stimulus, naturally, was NOT a waste of money.
Republicans claim the Obama stimulus DID NOT WORK. Did the Bush Stimulus they voted for in 2008 work?
John Boehner has been representing Ohio’s 8th Congressional District since 1991. He opposed the Stimulus like he would a bat from hell. Boehner called the $787 billion economic stimulus package in 2009: the “biggest pork-barrel spending bill in American history.”
But Boehner did NOT stop his District from gorging the fat…!
Did he charge over to Hamilton County on his moral steed and challenge anyone who applied for or used Stimulus funds to a duel? Pray tell…
Boehner’s District got about $140, 000, 000.00 in WASTEFUL Stimulus funds…and USED THEM ON PROJECTS, just like the rest of America…
- Examples: $8-million for an Intermodal Center Garage in Hamilton County. The garage provide a direct tie to the Riverfront Transit Center and help construct the permanent infrastructure necessary to support the transportation system, development and parks that are a key measure to achieve the planned rebirth of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Central Riverfront.
- $5-million for The Banks Transit Center. It’s aim: to transform Cincinnati’s urban downtown waterfront into a vibrant and sustainable gateway to southern Ohio….with residential housing, specialty retail, restaurants, entertainment, office, parking, and hotel space. The economic impact of operations is expected to be $276 million a year, resulting in a total economic impact of over $2.7 billion from 2011 through 2020.
Here’s the List of STIMULUS FUNDS for Boehner’s District 08 (55)
|ODOT; Rehabilitation on U.S. Routes 27 and 127, and State Route 122||Butler||
|Monroe; BUT-Monroe Signal Project||Butler||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||83074|
|BUT SR 4B 3.50 (Phase 1) Construct Superstreet intersection at Hamilton Mason Road and SR 4B with associated widening on SR 4B, including tapers.||Butler||
|MPO Sponsored – Under Construction||83392, 76290|
|State Route 4 Bypass/Butler County||Butler||
|Middletown; BUT-CR 611-0.00 Sutphin Road||Butler||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86231|
|Middletown; BUT-SR 122-0.00 University Blvd.||Butler||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86233|
|BUT-CR 20-Various,Tylersville Road||Butler||
|Oxford; BUT-Oxford Path Multi-use path||Butler||
|MPO Sponsored – Awarded||86275|
|ODOT; Bridge replacement on State Route 276||Clermont||
|ODOT; Resurfacing on State Route 232||Clermont||
|CLE-CR-Various Various roads||Clermont||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86229|
|ODOT; Culvert replacement on State Routes 124 and 350||Clinton||
|ODOT; Clinton SR 380 Rehabilitation||Clinton||
|ODOT; State Route 72 Resurfacing||Clinton||
|City of Wilmington; Rehabilitation Main & Locus Streets||Clinton||
|City of Wilmington; Rehabilitation of US 68||Clinton||
|ODOT; Pavement rehabilitation of Interstate 675 at State Route 44 interchange||Greene||
|ODOT; U.S. Route 35 rehabilitation at the Interstate 675 interchange||Greene||
|Fairborn; South Maple Avenue Resurfacing||Greene||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86221|
|Xenia; South Detroit Street Pedestrian Enhancement||Greene||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86222|
|Beavercreek; Colonel Glenn Highway Resurfacing||Greene||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86223|
|Beavercreek; Creekside Trail Resurfacing||Greene||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86224|
|Xenia; East Main Street Streetscape||Greene||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86225|
|Greene County; New Access Road, Phase 2||Greene||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86226|
|Beavercreek Township; Valley Road Resurfacing||Greene||
|City of Fairborn; Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd Rehabilitation||Greene||
|Cincinnati; HAM-ORT Carrel Ohio River Trail||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||75856|
|Anderson Township; HAM-Kellogg Bike Kellogg Bikepath||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Awarded||80037|
|Phase 2 of the Hamilton Interstate 75 corridor improvement project||Hamilton||
|Cincinnati; HAM-Waldvogel RR Remove RR lines||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Awarded||84126|
|ODOT; Hamilton IR 75 Rehabilitation||Hamilton||
|Hamilton County; Banks Street Grid||Hamilton||
|Cincinnati; HAM-CR 71-4.10 Blue Rock Road||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86234|
|Montgomery; HAM-CR 256-3.20 Cornell Road||Hamilton||
|Cheviot; HAM-CR 457-15.00 Harrison Avenue||Hamilton||
|Springdale; HAM CR 614 1.48 Northland Blvd.||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86238|
|Blue Ash; HAM-CR 470-0.08 Reed Hartman||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86240|
|Springfield Township; HAM-CR 101-4.33 Galbraith Road||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86241|
|Deer Park; HAM-CR 101-11.32 Galbraith Road||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Under Construction||86242|
|Sharonville; HAM-CR 272-1.03 Mosteller Road||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86246|
|Cincinnati; HAM-Computerized Traffic Control System -Various Traffic cable||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86247|
|Amberley; HAM-CR 101-9.79 Galbraith Road||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Under Construction||86284|
|Terrace Park; HAM-US 50-34.40 Wooster Pike||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Awarded||86287|
|Hamilton County; Riverfront Intermodal Center Phase 2/ Banks Transit Center||Hamilton||
|Glendale; HAM-CR 235-3.76 Sharon Road||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Awarded||86511|
|Addyston; HAM-CR 200-0.04 Main Street||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Awarded||86519|
|HAM CR 659 4.92 Vine St. St. Pavement Rehab||Hamilton||
|MPO Sponsored – Under Construction||87070|
|ODOT; District-wide bridge painting||Multi||
|ODOT; State Route 732 Resurfacing||Preble||
|ODOT D8; US 40 Culvert Reconstruction||Preble||
|Springboro; SR 73 & SR 741 Signal Upgrades||Warren||
|MPO Sponsored – Under Construction||86227|
|Franklin; Franklin-Trenton Road Resurfacing||Warren||
|MPO Sponsored – Awarded||86228|
|WAR-CR 15-0.00 Columbia Road||Warren||
|MPO Sponsored – Awarded||86239|
|Mason; WAR-CR 110-0.39 Kings Island Dr.||Warren||
|MPO Sponsored – Authorized||86248|
|City of Spingboro; Franklin Rd Rehabilitation||Warren||
Stimulus-Funded Construction on
Ohio’s Highways nets 8000 Jobs in June
$10.5 million in paychecks, 1300 new workers reported in single month
COLUMBUS (Wednesday, July 28, 2010) – During the same month that President Obama visited Ohio to mark the start of the nation’s 10,000th road project paid for by the Recovery Act, more than 8000 construction workers had jobs on Ohio’s stimulus-funded transportation projects in June, according to preliminary figures collected by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Monthly reports from Ohio’s contractors show that 8,335 workers were paid with stimulus funds last month – mostly working on highway, bridge and pedestrian/bicycle construction projects across the state. That’s a 19 percent increase from the month before, when contractors reported nearly 7,000 jobs in May.
Republicans are NOW hoping you have forgotten their intransigence, their blockade of this president WHOM Americans elected BECAUSE:
- OF THE NEGATIVE/DIVISIVE TONE/HATRED RE IMMIGRANTS, RACE, GAYS…?
- VOTERS WERE FED UP WITH REPUBLICAN WAR-MONGERING
- AMERICANS THOUGHT THE U.S. WAS HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION
- OF REPUBLICAN SCANDAL AFTER SCANDAL (eg: Firing Justice Department lawyers who would not go after Democrats on personal vendettas?)
- THE GOP INSISTED ON BUSH TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHIEST
- OF AMERICA’S NEGATIVE IMAGE OVERSEAS
- PEOPLE WHO DISAGREED WITH THEM WERE BRANDED “UNPATRIOTIC”
- THE ECONOMY WAS TANKING FAST
- THE “MISSION” IN IRAQ WAS NOT “ACCOMPLISHED”
- BECAUSE DICK CHENEY, DONALD RUMSFELD AND CARL ROVE WERE DRIVING SANE PEOPLE NUTS!
Republicans have their fingers crossed behind their backs. They’re wishing you’ll FORGET what living under Republican rule/George Bush was like. They FORGET too that up to now THEY HAVE NOT CO-OPERATED WITH OBAMA OR COME UP WITH VIABLE ALTERNATIVES EXCEPT THE RYAN BUDGET…which GUTS programs like food stamps and Medicare/Medicaid…while giving Tax Cuts to the rich.
They wasted 4 years and now ask YOU for another FOUR to fix what they did nothing to fix before!