Friday, January 16, 2009

The Stimulus Package: An American Nightmare

The only thing this package appears to be designed to stimulate is the nether regions of various congresspeople who get off on finacially abusing the the American taxpayer. Take a look at some of the items in the so-called "stimulus" package, and explain to me how this really does sustainable good for the economy:

-$6 billion to weatherize "modest income homes." (how is "modest" defined, exactly?)
-$6 billion to provide internet in "underserved" areas (like to see which districts are underserved - should be interesting)
-$6 billion for "higher education modernization." (college modernization? aren't most of them private institutions?)
-$20 billion to increase food stamp funding (so it's a welfare bill now?)
-$600 million for the federal government to buy brand new energy efficient cars (new Prius for everyone!)
-$400 million for state and local governments to buy brand new energy efficient cars (new Prius for everyone!)
-$2.4 billion for carbon capture demonstration programs ($2.4 billion on liberal propoganda is supposed to stimulate the economy how?)
-$350 million to research using energy efficient technology on military bases (that's just for the research, folks!)
-$300 million for grants and loans to state and local governments for projects that reduce diesel emissions, "benefiting public health and reducing global warming" (Global Warming - the trillion dollar myth?)
-$500 million for energy efficient manufacturing demonstration projects. (demonstrations? for who? will you give me a dishwasher free for a year so you can demonstrate what the savings costs may be?) -$400 million to build major research facilities "that perform cutting edge science" (define that for me a bit more specifically, please...what's that? Whoever wants to open up a lab in your District is "cutting edge"? Thought so...)
-$400 million "to put more scientists to work doing climate change research" (oh, God...)
-$600 million for satellite development and acquisitions, including climate sensors and climate modeling.
(maybe then someone can tell me why the f**k it's been such a cold winter?)
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (and that stimulates the economy how again?)
-$1.5 billion to help local communities build and rehabilitate low-income housing using green technologies. (welfare+warming mythology = waste)

More, plus a link to the bill, here. This isn't a stimulus bill. It's a Democratic welfare package on a vaster economic scale than has ever been attempted before, written on a blank check with no funds to back it up. It's the iceberg that will sink the good ship America; one can only hope our bureaucrats and elected officials will be able to get away fast enough in their taxpayer-purchased hybrids.

As a certain Colonel Kurtz once said, "The horror... the horror..."

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