Friday, January 30, 2009

A whole lot of pork!

I thought you might want to know where those stimulus dollars will go in case your children and grandchildren ever want to know about the national debt they are paying for and whether you supported it:

$21 million for grass on the National Mall in DC

$44 million to renovate Agriculture Department building

$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, including money for ACORN

$75 million on quit smoking programs

$335 million for STD’s

$400 million for global warming research

$600 million for new government cars

$650 million for digital TV conversion.

$1 billion for Amtrak

$2 billion for subsidized child care.

$2.4 billion show how carbon greenhouse gas can be removed from the atmosphere.

$2.25 billion for national parks

$10.3 billion for college tax credits

$13 billion to repair and weatherize public housing, help the homeless, repair foreclosed homes.

$20 billion for an expanded food stamp program.

$20 billion for quicker depreciation and write-offs for equipment.

$32 billion for a “smart electricity grid”

$53.4 billion for science facilities, Internet, energy and environmental programs.

$87 billion for Medicaid funds

(See NewsMax for the whole article).

Some of this is undoubtedly good stuff, except for one minor detail. We don't have money for it!!! Shouldn't this stuff be part of the federal budget? Shouldn't the government have to live within the budget like all the rest of us? Is this really going to stimulate the economy? Is this really even about stimulating the economy?

On Fox and Friends this morning they had a segment about some cooks who stuffed bacon into sausage, then wrapped it up in more bacon and cooked it. A whole lot of pork!

Kind of reminds me of this stimulus package.

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