If you have not been living under a rock or in a cave for the past couple of weeks then you know that Obama has begun his mission of stimulating the US economy. Stimulation is needed but let’s just take a look at this “stimulation” plan. By the way, is Obama in charge or is the evil one, Nancy Pelosi, pulling the strings and making Obama dance? Just a thought. Here is some of the pork in the plan that is supposed to “stimulate” the US economy.
- The Senate stimulus contains $50 million for habitat restoration and other water needs in the San Francisco Bay Area. There is another $62 million for military projects in Guam. (which leader is from San Fran?)
- The House bill includes an amendment authored by Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley setting aside $500 million for biofuel makers, which he says, would bring jobs home to Iowa (biofuel problems can be seen here.)
- There’s $198 million to compensate Filipino World War II veterans for their service. Most don’t live in the United States.
$544 billion in new spending
$125 billion for public education including $20 billion for school renovations and $79 billion to avoid education related layoffs (schools that take the money must eliminate the religious activities that they have on campus, see here)
$30 billion goes to road projects
$27 billion to continue unemployment insurance benefits (insure me because I do not want to work/pay for it)
$8 billion for renewable energies
$7 billion for modernizing federal buildings
$6 billion for mass transit (transit must always be bailed out, they always lose money)
$5 billion for for the construction and repair of public housing (socialism?)
$4 billion for community activist programs such as ACORN (scratch my back and I will scratch yours)
$2 billion for child care subsidies
$650 million for coupons for digital TV conversions (why? Isn’t tv a privilege?, oh yeah, we have to keep the people brainwashed with the mass media)
$400 million for global warming research (is global warming really man-made? hasn’t there been global warming in the earth’s history?)
$335 million for STD prevention (here is the solution, have sex only with your spouse, why do tax payers have to pay for other people’s immorality?)
$50 million for National Endowment of the Arts (that will create a huge amount of new jobs, right?)
Christmas is coming to the dems in February. There are way too many “pet” projects in this “stimulation” bill, projects that the liberals have been waiting for about 50 something years. I lived in a country that was part of the former Soviet Union and I pray that the USA does not continue on the path that it is on. We are heading to big government socialism and I hate to see that. Please call your local congressman and let him/her know that you do not want this porky plan that will place your children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren in debt for their entire lives.