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  • $5.2 billion for the left-wing voter fraud group ACORN

    7 100.00%
  • $20 billion for food stamps.

    6 85.71%
  • $79 billion to reward states that mismanaged their budgets

    7 100.00%
  • $89 billion for Medicaid

    6 85.71%
  • $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits

    5 71.43%
  • $30 billion for COBRA insurance extension

    6 85.71%
  • $300 million for grants to combat violence against women

    7 100.00%
  • $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts

    6 85.71%
  • All of this qualifies as stimulus

    0 0%
  • Other

    1 14.29%
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Thread: Obamanomics: Partisanship, Insurmountable Debt, Joblessness

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    Obamanomics: Partisanship, Insurmountable Debt, Joblessness

    This column lists off where these "stimulus" funds are headed (for full list, see link):

    As Barack Obama descends from this unaccountable left-wing fantasy land where Democrats get to say anything they want, whether it blatantly contradicts every known fact or not, to respond to legitimate concerns over the enormity and effectiveness of his obscenely expensive "stimulus" package by pointing fingers at Republicans for the recession, we begin to see what this "post-partisan" candidate for "change" is actually about. So much for "resisting the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long."

    Even though it was Democrats who forced banks to lower their lending standards, Democrats who removed all accountability, Democrats who blocked any and every Republican attempt to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and Democrats who raided the institutions for campaign funds as they collapsed, Obama has informed us that Republicans rejecting nearly a trillion dollars in dishonest left-wing power grabs (which in no way stimulate the economy) constitutes "phony arguments and petty politics."

    Pot, meet kettle.

    According to the Great Uniter, Republicans oppose spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to create each new alleged job (and that's by Obama's own incredibly optimistic estimates) not for the same common sense reasons for which most Americans oppose this lunacy (such as that it is a completely unsustainable plunge down the toilet of European socialism), but because they have "come to the table with the same tired arguments and worn ideas" that helped to cause the current economic crisis. Meanwhile, on planet Earth, all the facts and evidence say the opposite.

    Below is a list of where the funds from this back-breaking taxpayer debt scam-lyingly mislabeled as a "stimulus" package-are headed. The most outrageous abuses are highlighted in bold:

    -$5.2 billion for the left-wing voter fraud group ACORN.

    -$380 for a rainy-day fund for a nutrition program that serves low-income women and children.

    -$300 million for grants to combat violence against women..."

    The Right-Wing Underground: Unemployment: 7.6%...Had Enough Yet?

    So the question is, which of the following aspects of Obama's power grab package don't give the economy an immediate short-term jolt, as is the stated purpose of a "stimulus" package?
    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner (paraphrasing James Bovard).

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    Re: Obamanomics: Partisanship, Insurmountable Debt, Joblessness

    More of the list:

    -$15 billion expansion of the Pell Grant.

    -$1.2 billion for a “youth” summer-jobs program—and increase the age-eligibility limit from 21 to 24.

    -$4 billion for Federal job-training programs that have a long track record of failure.

    -$650 million for activities related to the switch from analog to digital TV, including $90 million to educate “vulnerable populations” that they need to go out and get their converter boxes or lose their TV signals.

    -$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts.

    -$380 million in the Senate bill for the Women, Infants and Children program.

    -$300 million for grants to combat violence against women.

    -$2 billion for federal child-care block grants.

    -$6 billion for university building projects.

    -$15 billion for boosting Pell Grant college scholarships.

    -$4 billion for job-training programs, including $1.2 billion for “youths” up to the age of 24.

    -$1 billion for community-development block grants.

    -$4.2 billion for “neighborhood stabilization activities.”

    -$650 million for digital-TV coupons; $90 million to educate “vulnerable populations.”

    -$243 billion for more of the least effective kinds of tax breaks, including business-loss carry-backs, "Making Work Pay” tax credits, the earned income credit.

    -$150 million for the Smithsonian.

    -$34 million to renovate the Department of Commerce headquarters.

    -$500 million for improvement projects for National Institutes of Health facilities.

    -$44 million for repairs to Department of Agriculture headquarters.

    -$350 million for Agriculture Department computers.

    -$88 million to help move the Public Health Service into a new building.

    -$448 million for constructing a new Homeland Security Department headquarters.

    -$600 million to convert the federal auto fleet to hybrids.

    -$450 million for NASA (carve-out for “climate-research missions”).

    -$600 million for NOAA (carve-out for “climate modeling”).

    -$1 billion for the Census Bureau.

    -$89 billion for Medicaid.

    -$30 billion for COBRA insurance extension.

    -$36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits.

    -$20 billion for food stamps.

    -$4.5 billion for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    -$850 million for Amtrak.

    -$87 million for a polar icebreaking ship.

    -$1.7 billion for the National Park System.

    -$55 million for Historic Preservation Fund.

    -$7.6 billion for “rural community advancement programs.”

    -$150 million for agricultural-commodity purchases.

    -$150 million for “producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish.”

    -$2 billion for renewable-energy research ($400 million for global-warming research).

    -$2 billion for a “clean coal” power plant in Illinois.

    -$6.2 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

    -$3.5 billion for energy-efficiency and conservation block grants.

    -$3.4 billion for the State Energy Program.

    -$200 million for state and local electric-transport projects.

    -$300 million for energy-efficient-appliance rebate programs.

    -$400 million for hybrid cars for state and local governments.

    -$1 billion for the manufacturing of advanced batteries.

    -$1.5 billion for green-technology loan guarantees.

    -$8 billion for innovative-technology loan-guarantee program.

    -$2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects.

    -$4.5 billion for electricity grid.

    -$79 billion to reward states that mismanaged their budgets
    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner (paraphrasing James Bovard).

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