Saturday, February 14, 2009

America, You Got What You Voted For, Part 2

Well, Congress has passed the so-called "Stimulus" bill. Now it goes to Obama, who is certain to sign it. This monstrosity, a conglomeration of pork, Democratic pet projects, and payoffs, will cost us and our children $787 billion, plus interest. About the bill, Obama said, "This historic step won't be the end of what we do to turn our economy around, but rather the beginning. The problems that led us into this crisis are deep and widespread, and our response must be equal to the task." So, Barry, this imbecilic bill is about to blow $1 trillion that we don't have, and you want to spend more?

You know, we got into this recession because the American people were encouraged to spend well beyond their means. Now our government thinks that we can get out of it by spending even more. I believe the axiom "when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging" needs to be branded on every moron in Congress who voted for this bill. I am happy to report that not a single Republican in the House voted for the bill. As for the three Republican senators that did vote for the bill, they probably won't get past the next Republican primaries.

Below are a few of my favorite items in this bill. Can anyone tell me what these items have to do with economic stimulus? Remember, the Democratic scaremongers are saying that we'll sink into a depression without this bill.
  • $176 million for renovating Agricultural Research Service buildings
  • $290 million for flood prevention
  • $1.4 billion for wastewater disposal programs
  • $295 million for administrative expenses associated with food stamp programs
  • $1 billion for the 2010 Census
  • $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
  • $650 million for the digital TV converter box coupon program
  • $2 billion for Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program
  • $1 billion for the Community Oriented Policing Services program
  • $1 billion for NASA (much of which I believe is supposed to go to "Global Warming" research)
  • $300 million to purchase scientific instruments for colleges and museums
  • $400 million for equipment and facilities at the National Science Foundation
  • $3.7 billion to conduct "green" renovations on military bases
From "Much of the spending won't be delivered this year or even next, and Republicans pointed to studies by the Congressional Budget Office that say that adding so much to the national debt would cost the economy by the end of the decade." So much for the timely economic stimulus that Obama and the Democrats have been promising.

The Democrats even sneaked in several new health care provisions in preparation for socialized medicine. I advise you to read the article I've linked to (I hope you're not too attached to your grandparents or any other elderly relatives).

Do you know where Obama and the Democrats are leading us? Here's what Newsweek (a liberal rag) is saying:

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could understand the thought process that went into this bill in the first place! I don't agree with the bill at all, but I wish they would have only passed something for the things they are planning on doing in the first two years. Then more thought could've gone into the rest. But our government has never been known for giving stuff much thought. The way were going the end will come way before our kids have to pay for this!



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