Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bacon anyone?..

How timely that the NY Times spotlights the latest pork laden dinner food when Washington itself is trying to push this pork laden stimulus plan on all of us. My good friend, the Black Sphere highlighted much of this in his blog entitled “Obama’s Bailout Plan: Pork-a-Palooza
Below is an excerpt from his blog hitting all of the highlights (including his comments):

Bailout pork…

$650 million for digital TV coupons. Since when is it the government's responsibility to provide TV? Only in America would we allocate this much money for something so ridiculous. This is larger than the GDP of half the countries in Africa.

$600 million for new cars for the federal government. Obama got a new ride, why not the rest of government. And why isn't this part of the money loaned in the auto bailout? I say let these bureaucrats do what the rest of America does when their cars get old. Live with 'em.

$6 billion for colleges/universities – What more investment in "lower ed" do we need, when all they do is create more liberals? This is an increase in the limits on Pell grants. Here's an idea: Colleges and universities start lowering tuition instead of raising it every year.

$50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts. Pork Pocketchange. I can only hope they send some of this my way, as The Black Sphere qualifies as art in my humble opinion.

$200 million for the National Mall, including $21 million for sod. Why do we need a "National Mall"? Let them shop at Wal-Mart like the rest of America.

$360 million to potentially be used to put on transsexual beauty pageants and erotic art shows. Do I even need to comment?

ACORN will receive potentially $4.19 billion. They are financing their next election with our money.

Now, I read through this and think…what the heck is going on in DC? I hope, and pray the public gets an earful of all of this, as it has been so eloquently referred to: Crap.

I also hear that the Senate Republican’s are proposing a competing bill, for about ½ the cost to the taxpayer, that will create nearly twice as many jobs, and faster. If BHO could live up to his campaign promises and work with both parties to “do what’s best for our country” which would you think he should be promoting?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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