Moron of the Day – Steny Hoyer (again)

hoyerRep. Steny Hoyer (D, Md.) is a serial moron (previous posts here, here, and here). As the House Majority leader, he has been one of the prime congressional motivators of spending our future into the toilet. According to this story (from CNS News) Hoyer still believes the government must stimulate the economy with our dear comrade leader’s recently-proposed $50B gift to the country’s unions. Even though last year’s “stimulus” that no one wanted has proven to be a catastrophic FAIL. Apparently adding $1.4T to the deficit is not enough.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that spending $50 billion more in taxpayer money on economic stimulus is an “investment” that will “grow” the economy – but that “withdrawing” that investment would send the economy tumbling down a “rat hole.”

“While Americans are concerned with the deficit – I’m concerned with the deficit, we need to deal with the deficit — but you can’t deal with the deficit, as Mr. Trumka just said, unless you grow the economy,” Hoyer told CNSNews.com.

The House Democratic leader appeared alongside AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) at a telephone news conference, held one day after President Obama announced he would like Congress to spend an additional $50 billion on transportation infrastructure improvements.

Hoyer won’t admit it but the $787B (now $846B) “stimulus” failed to do anything but stimulate more government debt. For a better idea of what this means, look here (the National Debt Clock). Hey Steny, if $800B of debt failed to stimulate the economy, what’s another $50B more gonna do? F’n idiot.

And while Steny and his pals blame the republicans for “withdrawing this investment” in future debt, they also make the claim that republicans want to go back to the same failed policy that created the economic collapse.

On Wednesday, Hoyer’s Republican counterpart in the House, Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), called on congressional Democrats and President Obama to roll non-security related government spending back to Fiscal Year 2008 levels and to enact a two-year freeze on what he called “job killing tax hikes on families and small businesses,” set to come into effect at the end of the year, when President Obama lets income tax breaks expire.

“You can’t have a strong economy if you’re raising taxes on the very people you expect to invest in our economy to begin hiring people again,” Boehner said.

Hmmm. Roll back spending to 2008 levels and enact a 2 year freeze on tax hikes. Yeah, that sounds like the same policies that created the economic collapse. Certainly it wasn’t congress spending like a bunch of drunken sailors (my apologies to drunken sailors who, unlike congress, can spend only what they have).

It’s too bad the voters of Maryland probably won’t get rid of this serial moron…

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