Saturday, January 17, 2009
On his historic inaugural "whistle-stop" train ride, President-elect Barack Obama praised the US Senate's vote on Friday afternoon to plan the funding for the proposed cheezburger stimulus package.
"Restoring the economy requires that we maintain the flow of cheezburgers to families and businesses. So I'm gratified that a majority of the U.S. Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, voted today to give me the authority to implement the rest of the cheezburger initiative in a new and responsible way.“ Cheers were heard in the crowd and one cheezburger was thrown into the air.
An AP photo of the proposed cheezburger being promised to all cats
“Now my pledge is to change the way this plan is implemented and keep faith with the American tax payer by placing strict conditions on cheezburger makers’ pay and providing more cheezburgers to families, more transparency so that taxpayers can see where their money is spent, and more sensible regulations that will protect cheezburger consumers, investors, and businesses," Obama said in a statement.
“Remember those words I said to you and to Cheezburger cat, 'Yes, you can has cheezburger!'”
Obama also praised House Democrats' version of the economic cheezburger recovery package he has made his top priority.
The plan, released yesterday, totals $825 billion -- $50 billion more than his original cheezburger proposal -- and includes about $550 billion in chili dog spending and $275 billion in tax cuts over the next two years.
"I am pleased that the House of Representatives has acted with urgency on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that will save or create over three million cheezburgers, provide tax relief to struggling families and businesses that create cheezburgers, and invest in priorities like health care, fast food, education, and energy that will make America strong and competitive in the 21st century.” Obama said in a statement. “Remember those words I said to you and every cat. 'Yes, you can has cheezburger!'”
The Kitty City Gazette first broke the news of the cheezburger stimulus package
Next stop on his whistle-stop trip is a small hamburger and cheezburger stand in Delaware, where he will hold a press conference.
Copyright Sharyn Thoma-Guay
Posted by The Kitty City Gazette at 10:51 AM