Sunday, February 15, 2009

Obama takes a holiday after stimulus billl passes

One would think with the urgency of the times that President "I Screwed Up" would want to immediately sign the economic stimulus bill that he claimed was needed to avoid economic catastrophe in this nation.

Yet he and his wife set off for a three-day getaway in Chicago. Very strange and hypocritical. And now his personal chef he brought into the White House has been idled for three days. I bet our tax dollars are still paying for his salary for doing nothing.

Here is how The New York Post reported it:

After pushing Congress for weeks to hurry up and pass the massive $787 billion stimulus bill, President Obama promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway.

Obama arrived at his home in Chicago on Friday, and treated wife Michelle to a Valentine's Day dinner downtown last night. The couple was spotted leaving upscale Table Fifty-Two, which specializes in Southern cuisine, with the first lady toting what appeared to be a doggie bag.

The president plans to spend the Presidents' Day weekend in the Windy City, and is not expected to sign the bill until Tuesday, when he travels to Denver to discuss his economic plan.

Both the House and Senate passed the bill Friday night.

The push to get the bill through before the holiday weekend was so frantic, members of Congress didn't have a chance to read all 1,071 pages of the document before they could vote.

"In a perfect world it would have been nice to have had more time to process it," said Ilan Kayatsky, a spokesman for Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).

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