Friday, February 13, 2009

Random lines of interest within the "new and improved", 1588-page "stimulus" bill going to vote today

Before we get into the details of this mega-page bill, the most important thing to note and remember four years from now is that the democrats have reneged on a REQUIREMENT as VOTED ON when the stimulus bill made it through the House the first time to make the bill available for viewing and reading 48-hours before it would be voted on.

$100M for the school lunch program the only portion actually with an accurate label -- FREE LUNCHES and we all know that there is no such thing...NOT a stimulus

>$500M for WIC if you don't expand the number of people eligible for this program, how can more be spent? You can only buy so many diapers, milk, and cheese...NOT a stimulus

$650M STILL in there for Analog-to-Digital Conversion boxes NOT a stimulus

NOAA ($377M) and NASA ($450M) are still going forward with "global warming"-seeking satellites (I'm presuming that if there are no details provided, then one is to refer back to the original draft of the bill...)

Is it just me or is the plan to spend only $200M on finishing the border fence while spending $1B on baggage screening equipment telling about Obamessiah's stance on illegal immigration?

$1.5 BILLION for a NEW "Homelessness Prevention Fund" If you are homeless now, or will be because of your bad mortgage, you can be given temporary assistance...but it comes at a price...your personal info will be stored in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) so that you can be reminded how much Obamessiah helped you when 2012 rolls around...or else be blackmailed perhaps? Why a database for this?

Very curiously, there is a LOT of new language related to making medical records electronic. It is clear that there is an elaborate plan outlined and the desire to deploy it immediately...much more time would be required to read through all of it. THERE IS NO WAY someone just put this together in the past few days...this is stuff that Obamessiah and the democrats have had brewing for some time.

It goes without saying that nothing cited above stimulates the economy.

Keep this in your back pocket as these projects are performed to see if they adhere to it:

Sec. 1609. Limit on Funds.

None of the amounts appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, swimming pool, stadium, community park, museum, theater, art center, and highway beautification project.

That's all I can find for now just by skimming this document as the House debates before the vote...

Oh, by the way, today is Friday the 13th...


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

My favorite is the Trojan pork. ;)

erinbeth said...

i am so glad i am a pre-trib believer ;0)