For stimulus bill, ends don’t justify means

It is time for some intellectual honesty from John Sharkey. He is much more than an ardent Democratic supporter, but a full-blown socialist. He alludes to this by stating that the ends justify the means. Even Newsweek hints to the coming of age of socialism that this stimulus bill represents. There is no other way that he can make the arguments that he does. This spending bill is a government-sponsored boondoggle. President Barack Obama stated himself that this bill could create four million jobs. At a cost of more than $8 billion, that means each of those jobs will cost more than $200,000. How can that possibly be sustainable when the median income in the U.S. as of 2005-06 was only $48,000? Sharkey also states that bipartisanship stands for âÄúDemocrats give into every RepublicanâÄôs demand.âÄù How is that possible when the House of Representatives did not allow any Republican input besides the deletion of a few spending proposals. Sharkey instead feels that spending money on its own will prime the pump of the economy. How is a problem of debt and over-leveraging of assets going to be fixed by going into debt on a massive scale to the point of costing each family thousands of dollars? Obama makes the excuse that he inherited massive deficits and spending and that is why we are in the problem that we are in today. I agree with him wholeheartedly, but then he calls for the same proposals that he just advocated against. IsnâÄôt the very definition of insanity doing the same things over and over and expecting different results? Justin Kimmel University student