Friday, February 13, 2009

Big, Greasy Pork You Can Believe In !

This AP article makes note of it in paragraphs 17 and 18 of an 18 paragraph story. But Michelle Malkin, bless her heart, puts in front and center:

General Motors will receive a special tax break worth an estimated $7 billion to cover liabilities incurred when it accepted its $13.4 billion bailout from the Bush administration.
The failing automaker has lined up for an addition $4 billion in bailout funds - at which time it will no doubt ask for another mega-tax-liability waiver. The moochers' cycle never ends.

Then there's Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Railway to Sin City. Appointing yourself a Senate conferee has its perks. Roughly $8 billion in perks.

...there's $2 billion for impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pet FutureGen, near-zero-emissions power-plant project, $300 million for souped-up "green" golf carts for government workers, $30 million for "smart appliances" and $65 million for digital-TV coupons.

According to Hill Republicans, money for basic highways and bridges was cut by $1 billion from the House-passed level....but:
* $9 billion for school construction was added back in (originally cut by the Nelson-Collins "compromise").
* $5 billion was added to the state fiscal-stabilization fund (originally cut by Nelson-Collins), making it a grand total of $53.6 billion.
* $1 billion was added back for Prevention & Wellness Programs, including STD education.
* $2 billion was added for neighborhood-stabilization programs.

As I've reported previously, that "neighborhood-stabilization" slush fund money will end up in the pockets of left-wing shakedown artists such as ACORN and the Massachusetts-based Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, led by self-proclaimed "bank terrorist" Bruce Marks.

All told - and safely assuming the major spending provisions become permanently enshrined - the final price tag of this government hogzilla of all hogzillas over the next 10 years will be a whopping $3.27 trillion

So much for the lauded bipartisan "compromise"....and Michelle doesn't even mention the re-introduction of the Welfare Whore at $3 billion.

And what are we supposed to do? According to Barack Obama, just bend over and take it...

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