Wednesday, February 25, 2009

While we tighten our belts...

...the Democrat-controlled government loosens theirs, and spends what remains of our money ever-so-lavishly on their victim-based constituency:

With one of their own in the White House, Democrats in Congress are moving to give domestic government agencies 8 percent more money, on average, to spend this year atop the whopping $787 billion in economic stimulus funds.

Just a day before President Barack Obama gives Congress a blueprint for the upcoming 2010 budget year, the House is taking up a massive $410 billion spending bill wrapping together the budgets for a dozen Cabinet departments through next September.

The big increases — including a 21 percent boost for a popular program that feeds infants and poor women and a 10 percent hike for Section 8 housing vouchers for the poor — represent a clear win for Democrats who spent most of the past decade battling with President George W. Bush over money for domestic programs.

Taxpayers for Common Sense, a budget watchdog group, counted 8,570 pet projects totaling $7.7 billion inserted into the bill by lawmakers.

More of this garbage is here.

All this, while Obama speaks so eloquently about cutting the budget. How's he going to do it, by gutting the military?

Don't be suprised.

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