Stimulus Package

OK, so the banter of today is "Say No to the Stimulus Package!"

No one likes it.  No one.

The counter banter is "We *have* to do *something* QUICK!!"

In my opinion, the Government needs to be more transparent and take to their constituents what THEY think needs to be cut/added.  What is the President saying now…$800 Billion?  That is too big of a number to NOT have some transparency.  I don’t want a check in the mail, I don’t even really need a tax cut–I just want transparency into what they are doing with my CURRENT money.  If the Government mandated that the tax cuts could only be used to pay personal debt–I’m all for it.  Our cumulative debt is what is breaking us.  If we all paid off our debt, we’d be fine. 

 

I was flabbergasted when I found out some of the things that were *IN* the package.

The following were CUT:

 

Stimulus cuts

Items cut

  • $5 billion for energy-efficient federal buildings (original bill $7 billion)
  • $75 million for Smithsonian (original bill $150 million)
  • $200 million for Superfund (original bill $800 million)
  • $100 million for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (original bill $427 million)
  • $100 million for Law enforcement wireless (original bill $200 million)
  • $300 million for federal fleet of hybrid vehicles (original bill $600 million)
  • $100 million for FBI construction (original bill $400 million)
  • Items eliminated

  • $55 million for historic preservation
  • $122 million for new Coast Guard polar icebreaker/cutters
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    So…where did *YOU* think the money was going?

     

    $5 BILLION to keep the politicians warm in the winter, cool in the summer.  So they can "Go Green".  $5 BILLION.

    $75 million for Smithsonian.  Must keep Fonzie’s jacket shiny and Archie’s chair stuffed.

    $200 million for the EPA to clean up hazardous waste sites

    $100 million to give names to hurricanes

    $100 million for the cops…(they should have left that one alone and not cut it)

    $300 million so that the politicians can have hybrid vehicles

    $100 million for the spooks

     

    EVERY single DOLLAR mentioned above (except for the cops) is for the GOVERNMENT.  NOT ONE DOLLAR for "Main Street"!!  $6 Billion in pork.  How much more is being spent on things that don’t help us?  I would like to see a list of where every dollar is spent.

     

    I will stop here.  I’m hyperventilating.

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    2 responses to “Stimulus Package

    1. Andrea Davide

      don\’t hyperventilate man ! inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale…Give time to the new government ! Come on ! they\’re just starting !!!

    2. Richard

      That\’s the PROBLEM!! They\’re JUST STARTING!!

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