Tuesday, February 17, 2009

We're From The Government...

and we're here to help you....
Have any words ever been more frightening? Today the Stimulus bill will be signed by BO and Lord help us if it doesn't work. This peanut and corn encrusted turd is the single most expensive piece of legislation in the history of Congress. That's a hell of a lot of hope and change to be experimenting with my children's future.

Here's a partial list of the lard that comes with the stimulus package.
• $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient.

• A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.

• $650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.

• $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship).

• $448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters.

• $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.

• $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.

• $400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD's.

• $1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs.

• $125 million for the Washington sewer system.

• $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities.

• $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion.

• $75 million for "smoking cessation activities."

• $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges.

• $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI.

• $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction.

• $500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River.

• $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas.

• $6 billion to turn federal buildings into "green" buildings.

• $500 million for state and local fire stations.

• $650 million for wildland fire management on forest service lands.

• $1.2 billion for "youth activities," including youth summer job programs.

• $88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health Service.

• $412 million for CDC buildings and property.

• $500 million for building and repairing National Institutes of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.

• $160 million for "paid volunteers" at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

• $5.5 million for "energy efficiency initiatives" at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

• $850 million for Amtrak.

• $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint.

• $75 million to construct a "security training" facility for State Department Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies.

• $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems.

• $200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations.

This doesn't include the 40 million for the NEA which is one of my pet gripes. Yes, now we can have more artists such as the late Robert Mapplethorpe depicting gay men pissing on religious icons and each other. I personally don't care what turned Mapplethorpe on, be it gay men with whips up their ass or golden showers. I just don't want my tax dollars to pay for this or any other subjective subject such as art. Art needs to stand on its own and not be subsidized by my (or your) money. And money for Amtrak - one of the biggest money pits in the history of U.S. transport. Millions for ACORN - the corrupt organization of lackeys working for the Dems. The list seems endless.

Not everything in this bill is fat, but read some of the items and decide for yourself what will put folks back to work and what is from the wish-list of Democrats favorite pet projects. Helen Keller could see through all the bullshit here.

I could continue posting more fat from the bill but my keyboard is smoking and my arthritis is acting up. My point being: just what the fuck do so many of these earmarks have to do with stimulating our economy and putting people back to work? And why didn't our esteemed Donkey-Dicks in Congress bother to read this bill? We have Nazi Pelosi and Harry Reid to thank for this monstrosity.

Some sources are below. Read the comments on the PAFOA website for more insite.

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