You know that “to be or not to be” moment in Hamlet that’s all about the clusterfucking tragedy of hesitation, well, meet the Republicans of the 111th Congress. Their wisdom on the stimulus package:
The biggest bill in history and they want to do it in one week?” (a staggering 598,000 unemployment claims in Jan. 2009 isn’t cause to rush)
“And now we’re told by the majority leader we need to hurry up? Hurry up is what’s got us in this trouble!” (big, fat lie for the record)
“We need to slow down! Take a timeout!” (because we’re all fucking 2-years-old)
“Delay is preferable to error.” (Wished he thought of that before the Patriot Act)
Rachel Maddow breaks this down so that even John McCain can understand it. When people don’t have jobs, they cannot buy stuff. When stuff isn’t purchased and companies are not making money, MORE PEOPLE LOSE JOBS. And you see the ugly spiral that follows…
So, the impotent rebels of the 111th want to wait.
And if you’re really in the mood to wet yourself and curl up in the fetal position, take a look here.