Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This Is Your Economic Stimulus Package
On the heels of what Confiteor just posted

All this is suppose to stimulate the economy... how? The below is from the AP.

$61 billion for infrastructure building and repair... out of $819 billion. That's roughly 1 dollar out of every 14. So much for all those Shovel To Paycheck programs that are suppose to stimulate the economy.

$41 billion in grants to local school districts. Since when did the Federal Government get in the business of hiring teachers at the local level? But you can bet the Teachers Union is thrilled over this.

$20 billion to increase food stamp benefits by 13 percent. Is this where I line up to get the gold-plated $100 Barack Obama commemorative food stamp?

$40 billion to subsidize health care insurance for the unemployed. Noble as it may be, but this is going to stimulate the economy... how?

$335 million fight sexually transmitted diseases. Something sure as hell is going to get stimulated, but for some odd reason, I don't think it's going to be the economy.

$79 billion in state fiscal relief. In other words, bail-out New York and California.

$6 billion to weatherize modest-income homes. That's an awful lot of money for air conditioners and space heaters.

$2.5 billion in temporary welfare payments. This is going to stimulate the economy... how?

$1 billion for community action agencies. In other words, more bureaucrats. But what do you expect from the guy whose main claim to fame is that he's a "community organizer".

$1 billion for the 2010 Census. You gotta be shittin' me. I've got a simpler solution - '' everyone who's suppose to be here... raise your hand". See, I just saved a billion clams.

$4 billion in grants to state and local law enforcement to hire officers and purchase equipment. When did the Federal Government get into the business of hiring local cops?

$1 billion for home heating subsidies. Ahhh, subsidies. Something Democrats love almost as much as abortion.

$850 million to prevent forest fires. Now I'm quite sure that Smoky T. Bear is just so damn happy, he's ready to crap all over the forest, but I must ask -- this is going to stimulate the economy... how?

In the short-term, there will be a rise in employment, but what happens when all the grant money peters out? I tell ya what... a whole buncha cops, teachers, firefighters and bureaucrats get fired. Either that, or the state and local governments go back to DC with hat in hand. And we know who pays for that.

3 Comments:

Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Again, we are past the point that anything other than throwing crates of tea in the ocean can solve. The government no longer answers to the people, we have traded one dictator 3000 miles away for 3000 dictators 1 mile away. We let them do this because we are so distracted by entertainment and comforts. Time to feel the pain so we can once again remember what we are about. Cause it sure as hell ain't this!

12:28 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

$850 million to prevent forest fires. Now I'm quite sure that Smoky T. Bear is just so damn happy, he's ready to crap all over the forest, but I must ask -- this is going to stimulate the economy... how?

How, you ask? When the squirrels realize that they are no longer in imminent danger, they will organize and demand Affirmative Action/ EEOC rights. So we'll have an entire force of new employees and jobs. New industries, even!

... If you consider nut collection to be an industry. I suppose they could always collect the nuts of a certain Council of Bishops, since they're not using them anymore...

9:02 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

As I have observed, Pork is congresses favorite food, the two parties just differ in what cut they prefer.

The congressmen have fallen on the stimulus package like wolves on a downed deer, each trying to bite off some for thier favorite contributers and coalition base memebers.

The rest of us get buggered for fair.

3:17 PM  

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