Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The American Pork and Liberal Payoff Act of 2009

Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before.Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff

The House has began debates today on the pork barrel "stimulus" package, minus the Nancy Pelosi $200 million family planning boondoggle. This bill is laden with liberal pork that will do nothing to stimulate jobs but only payoff the liberal base for future support. If you read the above quote from Rahm Emanuel, you can judge for yourself what the Democrats are trying to do. They are using the fear of the recession to put this bill on the fast track and grow the Federal government and reward the likes of ACORN. As follows are just some examples of where your tax monies will be going:

$1 billion for Amtrak (Amtrak hasn't turned a profit in 40 years)
$2 billion for child care subsidies.
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts.
$400 million for global-warming research.
$2.4 million for carbon-capture demonstration projects.
$650 million on top of the billions already paid out for digital TV conversion coupons.
$40 million for ACORN
(Obama's foot soldiers during the election)
$20 million for sod for the National Mall
$600 million for the Federal government to buy new cars.

According to the Wall Street Journal, "some $30 billion, or less than 5% of the spending bill, is for fixing bridges or other highway projects" and I thought this bill was supposed to create jobs. Another $252 billion is for income-transfer payments which are not investments at all, but cash or benefits for people that do not contribute at all. Is the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act a stimulus package or pork? Contact your member of Congress and demand that they do not vote for this bill and if they do vote for this bill, make sure you help them retire at the next election.


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